Morning Forum schedule features architect, authors, historians

The Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is set to resume Tuesday with architect James Dixon.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members. The series features speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and topics for the winter and spring include:

• Tuesday: James Dixon, architect and expert on architectural styles in the Bay Area, “Victorian/Edwardian Residential Architectural Styles in San Francisco”

• Feb. 19: Steven Burchik, veteran, author and photographer, “Compass and a Camera”

• March 5: Brian Merchant, technology journalist and author of “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone,” “The World Inside the iPhone”

• March 19: Caroline Winterer, Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities and director of the Stanford Humanities Center, “The Remarkable Genius of Benjamin Franklin”

• April 2: Elliot Engel, professor emeritus of English at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke University, “Shakespeare 400 Years Later: More Alive Than Ever”

• April 16: Tomás Jiménez, associate professor of sociology and comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University, “Making Sense of Immigration Hysteria in the Nation of Immigrants”


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