What do two former Radnor High School teachers do with themselves after retirement?
Around here, they start a lecture series.
Susan Wolf and Lois Wysocki, who both retired last year, have created “HomeGrown: Lectures-Learning-Locally,” a five-part lecture series that is more local (and less expensive) than the Philadelphia Speaker Series.
The two “always felt fortunate to be immersed in an environment where people deeply appreciate the arts, education and a strong sense of community,” Wolf said. “For a number of years, we have been formulating a plan to tap into the expertise of our neighbors and have them share their stories, experiences, and opinions.”
The first lecture will be a discussion with Ted Peters, president of Bryn Mawr Trust Company and Jack Brennan, former CEO of Vanguard, at 7:30 p.m. on September 26. The duo will talk about the economy, local and global, and how it has affected the Route 30 corridor. The sessions will be informal and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and to mingle with other people.
“It’s important to us that it has a community feel,” Wolf told Radnor Patch. The Wayne Art Center is hosting all five lectures.
A subscription to the series is $75 ($65 for current members of Wayne Art Center), and $20 for individual lectures. You can register on the Wayne Art Center website.
The other speakers in the lecture series are:
October 30, 2013
Travel and Gardens in Historic Scotland
Sponsored by the Hamilton Foundation
January 30, 2014
Russia Then and Now, A Firsthand Account of Russia's Economic Transition
Sponsored by Semerjian Builders
March 30, 2014
Dr. Michael Buckley
The Future of Healthcare: Where Are We Going?
Sponsored by Mr. And Mrs. John O. Haas
April 17, 2014
If You're Not at the Table, You're On the Menu; (The Importance and Mechanics of Political Activism.)
Sponsored By The Hamilton Family Foundation