News Category: Events & Speakers

From Finite to Infinite

As a former trustee, the father of two graduates, and the sponsor of an enriching, decade-long lecture series called “The Hub at Middlesex,” Dr. Alan Lightman has indeed had “a long association with Middlesex,” as he said at the start of his evening chapel talk on April 23, 2019. Well-known and highly respected as an astrophysicist and educator, a novelist…

Incoming Head of School, David Beare, Visits Campus

This week Middlesex welcomed to campus our next Head of School, David Beare, as he and his wife, Rachael, visited for three busy and exciting days. During his visit, Mr. Beare immersed himself in all aspects of our community, meeting students, faculty, and staff in a variety of settings. He sat in on several classes, attended our weekly Wednesday Chapel,…

Rethinking the Classics

Through the combined resources of the Mudge Family Fund for the enrichment of the classics and the Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series, Middlesex welcomed distinguished scholar Dan-el Padilla Peralta to campus on April 2. An assistant professor of classics at Princeton University – where he earned his undergraduate degree – Professor Padilla Peralta spoke in Assembly about his personal and…

Visual Storytelling

Through the regular visits of successful, working artists, Middlesex students have many opportunities to take in novel ways of seeing and creating, as well as to learn about the discipline and ingenuity that such a career demands.  Offering to “talk about things you can’t find in a Google search,” visiting artist David Hilliard was generous in sharing not only his…

Exploring the Distant Past

The next monumental phase of deep space research is close at hand, the Middlesex community learned on February 12, when Dr. Kathryn Flanagan addressed the School during morning Assembly. A senior scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Flanagan is among those responsible for the science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as the…

Ambassadors of Hope

Celebrating both the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month, the Middlesex community met in the Kaye Theater on February 2, 2019, for a dynamic program of music, history, philosophy, and reflection. The morning began with an inspiring performance by the Ladies of Essence – a Tufts University women’s a cappella group specializing in…

A World of Details

The School’s first Tuesday morning Assembly in the transformed, newly named Kaye Theater was the perfect time and place to explore novel ways of thinking about the smallest details of ordinary objects that surround people every day. Creatively reimagining commonplace materials is central to the work of this year’s visiting artist, Rachel Perry ’80, who was introduced to the community…