Invitation to Distinguished Lecture Series

The second lecture in the Distinguished Lecture Series will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 16:30 h , Herdmanston Lodge, Peter Rose and Lamaha Streets, Queenstown, Georgetown. This lecture will honour Professor Emeritus, Sr. Mary Noel Menezes, RSM, O.R., A.A.


Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, will speak on: 

                                                    The Impact of

Sister Mary Noel Menezes 'work

on Lusophone studies in Guyana

and the Caribbean



About the Distinguished Lecture Series:


This Distinguished Lecture Series is integral to the Renaissance project initiated by The University of Guyana’s Vice-Chancellor and  Principal, Prof. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith.  


The launching of the Distinguished Lecture  Series with the Inaugural Distinguished Lectures in 2016 and 2017,  will spotlight three distinguished    academic icons: Prof. C.Y. Thomas; Prof. Noel Menezes and Dr Ulric TrotzAccording to the Vice-Chancellor, this is part of the “first steps towards creating endowed professorships” to honour these scholars who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally and globally. 


The Distinguished Lecture Series will be an annual event on UG’s calendar, that will continue in 2018. There will be one Distinguished Lecture each trimester where a distinguished scholar will be invited to address an issue which resonates with the intellectual and philosophical tradition of the respective honoree. 


Subsequently, the lectures will be made accessible on the UG website as well as the UG Library.