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LIFE@Lynchburg: Need a Haircut?

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Presented by David W. Frantz. The tradition of modern surgery arose not from the academics and elite of Europe, but from the barbers. The most common European medical practitioner of the Middle Ages was the “barber-surgeon.” From simple procedures often performed by monks, the expertise gradually advanced, often with the experience of caring for the […]

LIFE@Lynchburg: Ecce Ancilla Domini: The Angel, the Virgin, and the Art of the Annunciation

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Presented by Richard Burke. Paintings of the Annunciation — the moment when the Archangel Gabriel tells Mary that she is to be the mother of God’s son — depict an essential encounter between the human and the celestial in the Christian tradition. The Annunciation is an intrinsically dramatic scene and has been the subject of […]

LIFE@Lynchburg: Is This the Twilight of Democracy?

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Presented by Edward DeClair. It seems odd (alarmist or dramatic or quaint or maybe even prescient) to question the viability of democracy as a means to organize man’s political interactions. But, we need to remember that the American experience with democracy is a young experiment in the history of humankind. American democracy, despite what we […]

LIFE@Lynchburg: Fifth Street: Then and Now

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

According to the Fifth Street Community Development Corporation, “Fifth Street means different things to different people depending on who they are or how old they are.”

LIFE@Lynchburg: Significant Lynchburg Fires

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Over its 140-plus-year history, the Lynchburg Fire Department has responded to hundreds of thousands of calls for service.

LIFE@Lynchburg: The Confederate Monument Conundrum

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Payne has been following and presenting on Confederate monuments since shortly after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2018. 

LIFE@Lynchburg: Georgia Morgan: Portrait of an Artist

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

The lecture will explore and celebrate the trailblazing life of University of Lynchburg art professor Georgia Morgan, from her early art studies in Paris in 1909 to her lengthy 30-year career as a teacher at Lynchburg College from 1915-45.

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