Home > Lectures

Lectures

Will Durant's lecture career began in 1912 and spanned 46 years, until high blood pressure forced him to officially retire from lecturing in 1958. This database of Will Durant's lectures includes over 600 records.

For an unfiltered look at the Durant lecture records, click here.

To look at the Durant lecture records based on year, state, or topic, click any of the links below.

Year
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1970
State
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Topic
America
Aristotle
Henri Bergson
Biology
Birth Control
Lord Byron
Robert Caryle
Children
Civilization
Communism
Crime
Charles Darwin
Democracy
Economics
Education
Ethics/Morals
Eugenics
Evil
Evolution
France
Anatole France
Genius
Greatest
Happiness
Thomas Hardy
Hegel
History
India
William James
Japan
Kant
Abraham Lincoln
Marriage
Marxism
Men
Modern School
Napoleon
Nietzsche
Philosophy
Plato
Politics
Progress
Psychology
Religion
Revolution
Roosevelt
Russia
Schopenhauer
George Bernard Shaw
Sex
Socialism
Socrates
Herbert Spencer
Spinoza
Violence
War
H. G. Wells
Wisdom
Women
The World