All events are open to the Friends of the Library and are held at the library.
Lectures begin at 6:00 PM. **Please note the change to start times of the lectures for the upcoming season**
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Since the 2010-11 Friends of Fisher season, most of the lectures have been recorded and been made freely available online. To see the entire list of lectures that have been recorded, along with other audio podcasts, please visit our Fisher Audio page.
Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 6:00 PM
The John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture
Print and the Reformation. A Drama in Three Acts.
Professor Andrew Pettegree, St. Andrews University, Scotland
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 6:00 PM **Please note the date change from the Halcyon**
The Alexander C. Pathy Lecture in the Book Arts
Written in Wood: Visual Narratives with a Canadian cut
George Walker, book artist, Associate Professor OCAD University.
Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 6:00 PM
The Johanna and Leon Katz Memorial Lecture
Andy Donato on his work as a Canadian newspaper cartoonist
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at 6:00 PM
The George Kiddell Lecture on the History of the Book
How Many Printers Does It Take to Change a Liturgy?: The Surprisingly Disorganized Process of Printing the Elizabethan Book of Common Prayer in 1559
Peter Blayney, University of Toronto Department of English, Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers, and authority on the early London Book Trade
Listen to the 2016 Kiddell Lecture by Dr. Erik Kwakkel, Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden University, "Turning over a New Leaf: Manuscript Innovation in the Twelfth Century."