60-Second Lectures

Every spring and fall, Penn Arts and Sciences faculty take a minute out by the Ben Franklin statue in front of College Hall to share their perspectives on topics ranging from human history and the knowable universe to fractions and fly-fishing. This September, we are interrupting our regularly scheduled programming for an important initiative. Professors and students from across the University will unite in a series of 1.5 Minute Climate Lectures to sound the alarm about the climate emergency, to call for large-scale climate action, and to share a vision of constructive and comprehensive response. Penn Arts & Sciences 60-Second Lectures will return on Wednesdays in April 2020.

Click HERE for more information on the 1.5 Climate Lectures initiative.

Look for past 60-Second Lectures on Vimeo and YouTube!



Upcoming Lectures

Time and Location

Lectures are held at noon on their scheduled dates, in front of the Benjamin Franklin statue outside of College Hall. In the case of inclement weather, lectures will be held at the Bistro at Houston Hall.

Featured Lectures