Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual - Zoom

The Lafayette libraries are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, April 28 we will virtually host our annual John L. Hatfield '67 Lecture featuring acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane (rescheduled from March, 2020). Robert Macfarlane is a fellow at Cambridge University and one of the preeminent nature writers of our time, known for his searching explorations of the connections between landscape and human life in books such as The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, The Wild Places, and Landmarks. For the Hatfield Lecture, Macfarlane will discuss his widely praised new book Underland, a fascinating exploration of the landscapes beneath the surface of the earth, "a journey into the worlds beneath our feet and a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future." Underland was featured on several "best of 2019" lists including the New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year, NPR's Favorite Books of 2019, and the Guardian's 100 Best Books of the 21st Century.


The lecture will be held at 4:30PM via Zoom. Please register for the event here. Access the lecture on April 28, 2021 here.


Co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in honor of Earth Month 2021.


The Hatfield Lecture series is sponsored by the Lafayette College libraries and endowed by a generous gift from John L. Hatfield '67. 

Contact information

Sara Gatti