The Lectureship takes its name from Patricia G. Nichols—20th century business woman, equestrian, and educator—who immersed herself lifelong in French arts and literature. She cherished French literary realism and naturalism with particular joy in the works of Flaubert and Zola.
The Patricia Nichols inaugural lecture was delivered by Philippe Labro
(The first video is an introduction from JYF Director Margaret Scouten. The second is the lecture.)
Philippe Labro, is a French author, journalist and film director. He has worked for RTL, Paris Match, TF1 and Antenne 2. He is a laureate of the Prix Interallié, a French literary distinction founded in 1930, which was awarded for «L’Étudiant étranger» in 1986.