In Spring 2012 the College hosted a series of lectures bringing alumni and national experts to campus for discussions on the trends in higher education on topics including technology, sustainability, humanities, arts, and the social sciences.
- Josh Goldman 81F, CEO and founder of Australis Aquaculture, on February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall;
- Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and computing and information science at Cornell on February 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Lecture; talk titled "Science and Art in a Post-Singularity Age."
- Ken Burns 71F, director and producer of acclaimed documentary films; Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and acting dean of faculty at Mount Holyoke College; and Eve Blau, adjunct professor of the history of urban form at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard; on February 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall; panel titled "Rethinking the Human Prospect";
- Ed Humes 75F, Pulitzer prize-winning author of eleven non-fiction books, including his latest, Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution, on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall.
- Peter C. Brosius 73S, artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company, spoke at Hampshire on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Emily Dickinson Hall, room 5.