About Us

Scientia sponsors an annual series of public lectures, curated by faculty and devoted to the exploration of a broad topic from a variety of points of view. Past years' programs are listed in our Archive page. Unless otherwise noted, the lectures take place on specified Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall (enter the main/foyer entrance and then room 1055, the fourth door right). A reception follows each event.

In addition, in alternating years, Scientia sponsors the De Lange Conference and so-called "small" conference, both of which draw an international roster of speakers and attract interested faculty and students around the world.

For more information about Scientia, please look through the below links:

Scientia Institute - MS 08

Fondren Library 518
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-4695
Email: scientia@rice.edu


Duncan Hall

Traveling on Main Street, enter the Rice University campus at Entrance #2. Directly ahead is Lovett Hall (the building with the arch/Sallyport) and Duncan Hall (lecture site) is the first building to the right, across the street.


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