Lectures & Leadership

Connecting boys to others and themselves.


Educating the whole boy reaches beyond classroom learning. Gilman boys meet thought leaders, learn about the careers a Gilman education ballasts, and climb to new heights - literally.

H. K. Douglas Cotton Lecture

"Oh, the places you can go." From computer game developer to liver transplant specialist and everything in between and, maybe, not yet invented - the Cotton Lectures helps boys understand the myriad career opportunities open to them.

George E. P. Mountcastle Memorial Lecture

Boys explore modern literature - whether fiction or poetry, biography or civil rights history - and its ideas with distinguished writers at the annual Mountcastle Lecture.

Hardie Alpine Tower

Boys learn to greet challenges, surpass expectations, push one's own limits, and work as part of a team - all from 30 feet off the ground.

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