Supreme Court

Oprah Winfrey to Give Lecture on the Meaning of Life at Stanford

Oprah Winfrey will be at the Stanford campus Monday to deliver the annual lecture on the meaning of life.

Stanford spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said the university's Office of Religious life invited the television host, actress and producer to be this year's Rathbun fellow, an honor previously bestowed on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the Dalai Lama and Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau.

The fellowship is named for a late Stanford law professor, Harry Rathbun, who during the 1930s, 40s and 50s closed out the academic year with a lecture called "Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life.''

Winfrey is scheduled to give her own version of the lecture Monday. She was the commencement speaker at Stanford in 2008.

Monday's event is not open to the public, even Stanford students, faculty and staff had to enter a lottery to get tickets.

The Associated Press contibuted to this report.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us