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Chartered in 1799 …to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest and happiness of a free and virtuous people…” The Connecticut Academy of the Arts and Sciences is the third-oldest learned society in the United States. Its purpose is the dissemination of scholarly information. For the past 200 years, the Academy has fulfilled this mission through lectures and extensive publications.

The Academy sponsors eight monthly presentations during the academic year (September-May). These provide an opportunity for both the lay person and scholar to hear distinguished speakers discuss current work in the sciences, arts, and humanities. All lectures are free and open to the public and are announced in university calendars, local newspapers, and by direct mail to Academy members. 

Photo of Timothy Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus  Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology  Yale University
This talk will explore the diversity of eyes as a microcosm of how many morphological forms can evolve in the service of a...
Jacob S. Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science & Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies...
Ron Heiferman is Professor of History at Quinnipiac University. He has also taught at Connecticut College and the City...
Presenting “Slavery in New England,” Dennis Culliton and Douglas Nygren discussed a project to install memory stones in...
On January 10, 2018, Chelsea C. Harry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University...
On December 11, “Biomedical Research: Increasing Value, Reducing Waste” was presented by Dr. Michael Bracken who is the...
“How Queen Victoria Came to the Throne of England: The Death of Charlotte, Princess of Wales, in Childbirth 200 Years Ago”...