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Lecture Previews

UCSB Arts & Lectures 2018-19 Season Announced

60th anniversary year promises to be more exciting than ever. Read story.

Friday, June 15, 2018

An Interview with Tommy Caldwell

The professional climber talks about ascending El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, writing his memoir, and how his life has changed since. Read story.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Anthony Doerr Coming Up in Conversations with Pico

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author chats with the Independent before his Arts & Lectures event. Read story.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Plumbing the Depths of the Grand Canyon

Nat Geo’s Kevin Fedarko and Peter McBride walk the Colorado River, and live to tell about it. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘Nat Geo’ Photographer Talks Climbing and PTSD

Cory Richards reveals his personal demons and explains how climbing has taught him to give up control. Read story.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

An Interview with Samantha Bee

Comedian talks about how she finds humor in society’s ludicrous aspects. Read story.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces 2017-18 Season

Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles coming soon. Read story.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lynsey Addario Comes to UCSB

The award-winning photojournalist will give a talk as part of Arts & Lectures’ ‘Nat Geo’ series. Read story.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chip Kidd Talks Iconic Book Covers

The designer of more than 1,500 book jackets speaks at UCSB. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Elizabeth Gilbert on Her Path to Creativity

The renowned author will speak with Pico Iyer at the Granada Theatre. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Terry Tempest Williams Talks National Parks at Campbell Hall

The “citizen writer” will discuss America’s public wilderness with “The Hour of Land.” Read story.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

‘Brain Candy Live!’ Serves Food for Thought

Adam Savage and Michael Stevens spark minds at the Arlington Theatre. Read story.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Anand Varma and Rodrigo Medellín Discuss Microscopic Worlds

The ‘Nat Geo’ photographer and bat researcher share their studies at UCSB. Read story.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Héctor Tobar Talks Chilean Mine Disaster

An interview with the author, whose book ‘Deep Down Dark’ tells the story of the 33 men who survived 69 days trapped underground. Read story.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lecture: World War II: The Guns at Last Light

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Atkinson will discuss his WWII trilogy Sunday, May 18, 3 p.m., UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Friday, May 16, 2014
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