The O’Donovan Humanities Lecture is an annual event, featuring scholars and artists from around the country, which aims to instill a deeper appreciation of the importance of the humanities in everyday life. Named after the first Headmistress of Oakcrest, Pat O'Donovan—who opened Oakcrest in 1976 with 22 girls in Washington, D.C.—the lecture honors her legacy as a gifted teacher who could convey to students the joy of learning. Oakcrest hopes to spread this joy to others in the community through this annual lecture.
Sixth Annual O'Donovan Humanities Lecture
Saturday, March 14
“Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature”
Dr. Evelyn Birge Vitz, Professor Emerita of French Literature, Thought and Culture at NYU