Sesquicentennial Lecture Series (1950)

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The Sesquicentennial Lecture Series, held in 1950, commemorated the 150th anniversary of the granting of the royal charter to the College of New Brunswick. Speakers included eminent representatives of arts, science, engineering, forestry, journalism and law, from Canada, the United States, and Great Britain.

Date Name of Lecturer Title of Lecture
23 January 1950 Avila Bedard "Foresters in the General Economy"

"State Control of the Forests"

6 February 1950

7 February

Linus Pauling "The Structure of Metals and Inter-Metallic Compounds"

"The Place of Chemistry in Medical Research"

13 February 1950 Robert C. Wallace "Then and Now"
15 February 1950 George V. Ferguson "The Newspaper in a Free Society"
27 February 1950

28 February

R. C. Colwell "Radio Waves and Television"

"Radar and Its Applications"

15 March 1950

16 March

Ivan C. Rand "Canada and Democracy"

"The Student at Law School"

30 March 1950 Harold A. Innis "A Plea for Time"

"Roman Law and the British Empire"

18 May 1950 David Lindsay Keir "The University and the Individual"
19 May 1950 David Hughes Parry "The State and the Universities in Great Britain"


  • UA Case 72.
  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), September 1949 - August 1950.

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