On Monday night, Oprah Winfrey spoke to an audience at Memorial Church packed with students, faculty members, staff and other campus guests about her thoughts on a meaningful life. “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” is put on annually by the Rathbun Fund in partnership with the Office for Religious Life.
Renowned speaker, actress, author and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey spoke about what it means to live a meaningful life in the annual “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” on Monday, April 20. Before giving the lecture, Winfrey met with The Stanford Daily and shared why she wanted to participate as this year’s Rathbun Visiting Fellow.
Tickets for “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life,” featuring Oprah Winfrey, will be available via lottery starting on April 9 at 10 a.m. and ending on April 10 at 11:59 p.m. Faculty, staff and students with valid SUIDs are eligible to enter the lottery. Only one entry will be allowed per SUID holder.
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), delivered a lecture on the meaning of life Wednesday evening in Memorial Auditorium. As the 2011 Rathbun Visiting Fellow, Edelman shares an honor previously awarded to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Secretary of State George Shultz and the Dalai Lama.