Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven - All Lectures

Current Series

Spring 2020

Past Series

spring 2019

fall 2018

  Spring 2016 - All the World's a StageFall 2015 - Standing the Test of TimeSpring 2015 - Remarkable WomenFall 2014 - Democracy TodaySpring 2014 - LincolnFall 2013 - Turning Points

It is important that we act thoughtfully and responsibly during this time, which is why all UW-W sponsored events are canceled beginning Saturday, March 14, through at least Friday, April 17. Unfortunately, this does include Spring Fairhaven Lecture Series. Information regarding potential rescheduling will be forthcoming at first opportunity. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this situation.

Since 1983, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff from the Whitewater and Janesville campuses, along with area business and community leaders, have been presenting multi-disciplinary lectures to thousands of lifelong learners. Lectures in the Fairhaven Lecture Series are open to the public at no charge, and no registration required. They are held on Mondays at 3:00 pm during the academic year in Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Guest/street parking is adjacent to the building. Please join us, won’t you?

Unable to attend?  Videos of lectures since 2012 are available for viewing at any time. Click here to search videos.  Select Fairhaven Lectures are also available on Wisconsin Public Television's University Place series. Check their website for more information.

Upcoming Series:

Is Hindsight 20/20? Looking Back at the First Two Decades of the 21st Century

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, climate change and the wild swings of Wall Street have been in the headlines for nearly twenty years. Major advances in science and technology have changed our world. In Wisconsin and around the globe, significant events in politics, economics and popular culture have made their mark on the first decades of the century. What have we experienced and have we learned? Join us this spring as we focus our attention on the turn of the century and the twenty years that have followed.

View Spring 2020 Schedule

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at  262-472-1003 or  bornek@uww.edu for further information.


All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building.

Fairhaven Parking

The content of each lecture in the Fairhaven Lecture Series is the intellectual property of the individual presenter.