Here’s an abbreviated list of lecture series offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and its departments. These lectures are regularly recorded by the College and distributed online for instructional use.

You can find all the recorded lectures on the College’s Vimeo page,, or visit for a full list of lecture series.

Guest speaker presenting a talk

Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution (ALLELE)

Sponsored by the departments of biological sciences, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, history, and geological sciences, the ALLELE series aims to promote greater knowledge of modern evolutionary science through lectures and performances. For more information, visit or find the ALLELE series on Facebook.

Darden Lecture

Named for Dr. William Darden, professor emeritus and a former chair of UA’s Department of Biological Sciences, the Darden Lecture Series brings prominent biologists to campus to address environmental and humanitarian problems. For more information, visit

Mills Lecture

The Mills Lecture was established and endowed by Mrs. Helen Mills Pittman and her late husband, Dr. John Mills of Birmingham, to bring successful and distinguished alumni and citizens to campus to motivate and inspire students.

Philosophy Today

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Philosophy Today series makes contemporary philosophical work accessible to those outside the discipline and provides a public forum for tackling controversial or provocative issues. For more information, visit