Speakers Forum

Join us at our popular Speakers Forum! 

Our Speakers Forum is open to all Mensans and guests.

Members of the public are also welcome. 

No Charge.


Villa Park Civic Center

17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park

This is about 2 miles south of the 91 Freeway and just east of the 55 Freeway. From the 55, take the Katella Ave. exit, go east a half mile to Wanda, then left .3 mile (becomes N. Santiago Blvd). Drive into the Ralphs shopping center. The Civic Center is next to the Library and across from Rockwell’s. Plenty of free parking

Coming up…


 Sunday, March 25, 2018

4:00 PM


“Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and the Hebrew Prophets.”

Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton, PhD.

This illustrated presentation will show how Shakespeare and Michelangelo, two giants of the Renaissance, drew on the themes and moods of the Hebrew Prophets in their compelling inquiries into the human condition. We will also see how eighteenth-century painters, plus Giuseppe Verdi, created their own artistic responses to the prophetic strain in Shakespeare.

Our speaker will be Julia Reinhard Lupton, PhD. Dr. Lupton is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research for the UCI School of Humanities. She is also the Co-Director of the UCI Shakespeare Center. In addition, she is the Faculty Director of Illuminations, the Chancellor’s arts and culture initiative.

Dr. Lupton knows how to make Shakespeare and the Arts come alive for her audiences! Please join us for this lively and enlightening presentation.