In the course of any given academic year, Bishop's hosts a wide range of guests and speakers, leaders in social science and the humanities, corporate life and government; our students learn directly from those conducting brilliant scientific research, to those breaking new ground in the arts, professional athletics, religion, ethics, community service and more. Our guests represent their contributions on a national and international scale and routinely speak to the entire student body, teach classes and present to parents, faculty and the wider Bishop's community.
Some past guests include: Former Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, award-winning author Naomi Shihab Nye, Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger, presidential historians Dr. Robert Dallek and Dr. Douglas Brinkley, one of the Little Rock Nine Dr. Terrence Robert, poet laureate of the United State Juan Felipe Herrera and Major League Baseball player Trevor Hoffman.
ENDOWED SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Through the generosity of an anonymous Bishop’s family, the Endowed Scholar-in-Residence Program brings experienced and gifted scholars to the Bishop’s campus for a period of residency to inspire students and faculty alike.
ENDOWED LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES
Since 2003, the Endowed Leadership Lecture Series program has allowed Bishop’s to invite individuals to campus that serve as role models for our students through their demonstrated leadership and achievements.
SHAFFER FAMILY FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES
The Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture Series brings knowledge and innovation from the science community to the Bishop's campus through lectures that will inform and inspire. Presentations are open to members of the community without charge.
WOLTMAN LECTURE SERIES
The Woltman Lecture Series was established by a gift from Richard Woltman and his family to bring speakers to The Bishop’s School who demonstrate the School’s core values of kindness, humility and justice. It is intended to provide inspiration to students and to foster collegial dialogue among all members of the Bishop’s and the local community.
MULGREW POETRY SERIES
This series is named in honor of former Bishop's English department chair and teacher, Robert Mulgrew (1957-2016), who was beloved among students and colleagues for his intelligence, passion, humor and appetite for all things candied. His love of English literature was as fathomless as his sense of curiosity about the world, and it is our hope that this reading series - which he was instrumental in creating - will serve as an enduring reminder of his creative spirit as it introduces the brightest lights in contemporary poetry to the community that held him so dear.