Events: Art and Culture

McGill Public Conservatory

The McGill Conservatory provides quality musical education to Montreal community members of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory offers courses, camps, concerts and workshops both downtown and at Macdonald campus.

School of Architecture Lecture Series

Talks on the past, present, and future of architecture from some of the most innovative and talented individuals in the field.

McGill Book Fair

Each autumn, browse tens of thousands of used books (French and English) in categories ranging from architecture to zoology. The Book Fair also offers vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and sheet music.

Exhibitions at the Redpath Museum

Installations on themes like marine vertebrates, biodiversity, and world culture, with a special emphasis on local history. Includes an outdoor “garden” of Canadian minerals and fossils.

Beatty Memorial Lecture Series

One of McGill’s signature annual events, the Beatty Memorial Lecture Series brings some of the world’s leading thinkers to campus for high-profile public talks.

Anthropology Speaker Series

Led by anthropology experts from leading universities around the world, this series covers everything from psychiatric anthropology to land rights issues among hunter-gatherer tribes.

Art History and Communication Studies Speaker Series

A lecture series on art, communication, media, and museum practices that brings contemporary and often critical insight into the media-saturated world we live in today.

Birks Annual Lecture Series

An annual series discussing issues related to Religious Studies. The lectures are given by distinguished visitors, most recently Huston Smith, Northrop Frye and Wilfred Cantwell Smith.

G. Campbell Wadsworth Lectures

A bi-annual series on the life and works of John Calvin established by the Estate of Dr. G. Campbell Wadsworth, a keen student of the history and doctrine of the Reformation.

South Asian Religions Distinguished Lectureship

Established to encourage public understanding of South Asian religions, this series exists thanks to Professor Robert Stevenson, Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill from 1966 to 1991.

The Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series

One of McGill University's premier annual events, the Symposium features talks by renowned experts on topics of current public interest and attracts a large audience as well as extensive media attention.

Music Masterclasses

Discover a world of artistic training as internationally-renowned invited artists share their knowledge and experience with our students in this free series.