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distinguished lecture series

Bits and bobs: 36 British phenoms that make Americans utterly gobsmacked
May 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Americans are as rightly possessive of Magna Carta as are the Brits — along with other transatlantic sensations.  But you don’t have to be an Anglophile to admit you can’t get enough of these faves from jolly ol’ England. What should we add to this list? British — and American — Sensations(in no particular order) Magna Carta […]

Looking to move? Try Mars! Robert Zubrin on the fast track to colonizing Mars
April 29, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

In July 1989, on the 20th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, President George H.W. Bush called for America to renew its pioneering push into space with the establishment of a permanent lunar base and a series of human missions to Mars. Almost 25 years later, these goals still seem like pipe dreams to many […]

Understand the legacy of Magna Carta at an HMNS Distinguished Lecture
February 19, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Nearly 800 years ago, on a summer day on the banks of the river Thames, 25 barons gathered waiting for King John. The document they sealed, under fluttering pendants, would come to underpin our modern conceptions of liberty, freedom and justice. But why — let alone how? We would come to call this document Magna […]

Distinguished Lecture Series: Gain new perspective on a local Civil War hero April 24
April 16, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Many Houstonians are familiar with the story of the Battle of Sabine Pass. On September 8, 1863—against long odds—the Confederate Davis Guards and Lt. Dick Dowling defeated a U.S. Navy fleet that entered Sabine Pass from the Gulf of Mexico, foiling a Union plan to capture Houston and the state of Texas. For a century […]



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