IMPORTANT UPDATE On Friday’s Lecture
UPDATE: Our lecturer for tomorrow night, Dr. Timothy Fuller, has had to cancel his engagement because of pressing family issues. However, this distinguished scholar has sent us the paper he prepared for us. To honor his work and the occasion, our president, Dr. Glenn Arbery, will present Dr. Fuller’s paper on St. Augustine in his absence. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion and reception, as planned.
Each year, Wyoming Catholic College welcomes lecturers from the wider academic community to the town of Lander—distinguished men and women who contribute complementary perspectives across a wide range of disciplines. Four such lectures are held each year, and are open to the public.
The first of this year’s lectures will take place this Friday, October 19th: “St. Augustine’s Importance in His Time and Ours,” by Dr. Timothy Fuller. Dr. Fuller has taught at Colorado College since 1965, even serving as its Acting President from August 2001 to January 2002. Before that, he was Dean of the Faculty and College from 1992 to 1999, and chaired the Political Science Department from 1985 to 1991. He received a Ph.D. (with distinction) from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) in 1971, an M.A. in 1965 and a B.A. from Kenyon College (with Honors) in 1961.
He has published many essays and edited books, including The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott (2005), Reassessing the Liberal State (2001), The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education (2000), and most recently contributed to Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, Authors and Arguments (2011). He was co-editor with Shirley Letwin of a multi-volume series for the Yale University Press, Selected Works of Michael Oakeshott, and was editor of the International Hobbes Association Newsletter. Most recently he edited Machiavelli’s Legacy, “The Prince” After 500 Years (2015). He has lectured at forty-four colleges and universities in America, and in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Portugal. He was a Distinguished Academic Visitor to the Government Department of The London School of Economics and the Bell Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tulsa.