The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship invites preeminent scholars in religion, the sciences and philosophy to address issues concerning the ways in which science and philosophy inform religion and religion is applied to human welfare. The lectures are typically three or four in number and are usually delivered over two weeks. Established in 1905 by a gift from Dwight Harrington Terry of Bridgeport, Connecticut, it is among Yale’s most distinguished lectureships and has yielded important and enduring books, which are published by Yale University Press. A comprehensive list of lecturers since 1923 can be found here.

For all inquiries related to the Terry Lectureship, please contact Andrew Forsyth, assistant secretary.



thomas E. Lovejoy. the world of the born and the world of the made: A new Vision of our Emerald planet.
October 25, 5:30 p.m. | Under a desert sky
October 30, 5:30 p.m. | fragmenting creation
November 1, 5:30 p.m. | Climate change and regreening the emerald planet

All lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street