Hall Center For The Humanities


Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith

"The Very Small Things of Life: An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith"
Humanities Lecture Series

Mon., Sep. 24, 2007, 7:30pm
Location: Lied Center Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 60 books, and is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies? Detective Agency series and The Sunday Philosophy Club. In addition, McCall Smith?s delightful German professor series, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, was published in the US in January 2005. He is also the author of children?s books, including the Akimbo series, about a boy in Africa, and the Harriet Bean books.

McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and was educated there and in Scotland. He became a law professor in Scotland, and it was in this role that he first returned to Africa where he helped to set up a new law school at the University of Botswana. For many years he was Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and has been a visiting professor at a number of universities.

The Humanities Lecture Series, begun in 1947, is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas and one of the most distinguished lecture series in the Midwest. The goal of the series is to bring scholars and artists to campus whose work encompasses or redefines central problems in the humanities, and who can frame their intellectual concerns so as to reach a multi-disciplinary audience including students, faculty and interested community members.

The Series is presented by The Hall Center for the Humanities. For more information about the Hall Center or the Lecture Series, contact us at (785) 864-4798 or hallcenter@ku.edu or visit our web site at www.hallcenter.ku.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: The Colloquium on September 25 is open to Friends of the Hall Center only.
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