Jill Conway: "When Memory Speaks"
Mills Godwin Building - Auditorium
President's Lecture Series
The first female president of Smith College in Massachusetts, Conway was born in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, in 1934. She lived in the Australian outback until the death of her father in 1945. At that time, Conway, her mother and two brothers moved to Sydney, an industrial seaport city. Conway graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958. In 1960 she moved to the United States and received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1969. Conway taught at the University of Toronto from 1964 to 1975, serving as vice president from 1973-75. She has received 16 honorary doctorates from numerous colleges and universities around the nation. Her success and personal definition are shaped by her childhood experiences and are detailed in her autobiographies.
Conway, Jill, "Jill Conway: "When Memory Speaks"" (2003). President's Lecture Series. 14.