Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series

With our commitment to furthering education and lifelong learning, Canterbury School is proud to sponsor the Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series.

Established in 2016 to honor retired Headmaster Jonathan Hancock, this series was created to feature speakers on a variety of topics to provide insight and inspiration to our community. Speakers address a variety of topics designed to provide insight and inspiration for students, parents and the general community. All lectures are open to the public.

Next Lecture Series Event: October 12, 2019 at 4 p.m. | Canterbury High School

Speaker: Dr. Glenn Gass of Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

Dr. Glenn Gass will present "SHOUT! A Celebration of the Beatles and Abbey Road's 50th Birthday." This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Read more below. 



On September 26, 1969, the Beatles capped their career and the decade of the 1960's by releasing their final recorded album, Abbey Road, named in honor of the studio where in seven short years they changed the fact and sound of popular music and dramatically expanded its musical palette and possibilities.

Celebrate this milestone and the Beatles' remarkable music and career with an overview of the Beatles' lives and times and plenty of audio and video clips to trigger your ears and memories.


Dr. Glenn Gass is a Provost Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, where he developed a series of courses on the history of rock and popular music that were the first to be offered through a music school and are now the longest-running courses of their kind in the world. Gass has been the recipient of the Herman B. Wells Lifetime Achievement Award, the Indiana University Sylvia Bowman Distinguished Teaching Award, the IU Student Alumni Association Student Choice Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Brown Derby Award and many other teaching awards and honors.



Spring 2018 Presenter: Carter Cast

On April 25, 2018, the Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series kicked off with its first speaker, Carter Cast. Carter, a Northwestern Kellogg School of Management professor, talked about how brilliant careers are made, and the importance of self-awareness. His book "The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade" offers additional insight. View the full experience below.


Carter Cast is a professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he’s received the Faculty Impact Award each year from 2012-17 by his students. He also sits on the board of Kellogg Company and is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Dr. Cast’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. He's been a guest on shows like CNBC’s Power Lunch and Bloomberg. Prior to his academic and venture capital career, Dr. Cast was the CEO of and a marketing executive at PepsiCo, Inc.