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Visiting Information

Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM
Tours on Fridays at 11 AM.

Memorial Church is closed for University holidays, University closures, services, and private events. Windhover Contemplative Center is currently closed. There is no expected re-opening date at this time.

About Memorial Church and Companion Spaces
Oprah Winfrey, a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, offers her personal reflections on life as she delivers “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Stanford Memorial Church.

Rathbun Visiting Fellows

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Invited fellows are accomplished people living their lives in a meaningful manner and making a difference in a particular way.  Consideration is especially be given to people with interdisciplinary backgrounds leading a ‘whole life with meaningful purpose’ as the intention is to invite speakers who will appeal to students and faculty from different disciplines across the university.

Rathbun Visiting Fellow 2024

David Henry Hwang '79

Stanford alumnus, David Henry Hwang ‘79, is the 2024 Rathbun Visiting Fellow and will offer the Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life in historic Memorial Church. David Henry Hwang is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which won the 1988 Tony, Drama Desk, John Gassner, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and was a Finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.


Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life

Friday, April 12, 6:00 pm
Stanford Memorial Church (450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg 500)

Thanks to our partners: Asian American Theater Project, Asian American Activities Center, Asian American Studies, Department of Theater & Performance Studies, Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club

Past Rathbun Visiting Fellows

 Heyns Lectures