Free Lectures From Great Minds

Not long ago I wrote about how anyone can attend MIT classes for free. That is if you’re willing to remain at your computer and not show up on campus. You won’t receive credit for listening to the lectures, but you will be exposed to some brilliant minds.

While MIT’s massive efforts to open their classrooms seems unparalled, other schools are now also posting lectures.

Are you curious what’s out there?

Someone at sent me a link today to the website’s compilation of 100 Awesome Ivy League Video Lectures.

Here is a snapshot of the lectures they have posted:

Keynote Address: Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America: Part of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, this lecture explores one of the most historic debates that has ever taken place in American history. [Princeton]

A COMPLETE Search for New Suns: The COMPLETE project aims to map 1,000s of light years of star forming material in the Milky Way and you can learn all about it from Alyssa A. Goodman, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard in this lecture. [Harvard @ Home]

Women, Men, and Food: Putting Gender on the Table: This lecture explores the relationship between gender and food at all stages of production. [Harvard @ Home]

Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope in a Complex World: Known for her work with chimpanzees, Jane Goodall is a leading authority on primatology and anthropology, and in this lecture she speaks on issues related to finding hope for our future. [Harvard @ Home]

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution and she’s also the college blogger for

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