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Falling in Love with the East

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:00

Falling in Love with the East

Presenter: Gerry Roy
Discover the story of Gertrude Bell, the British traveler who became entangled in Middle-East affairs and was instrumental in establishing the borders of Iraq, the consequences of which are felt to this day

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Modern Weather Prediction

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:00

Modern Weather Prediction

Presenter: Richard Jones
Weather forecasting has evolved from a rather arcane science to one at the forefront of technology – using the Internet, satellites and super computers. At the core are atmospheric simulation models that forecast weather from the very short range to decades into the future.

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Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:00

Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated
Presenter: Chantal Tittley

View some of the greatest works produced by one of Quebec’s finest artists and find out a host of little-known facts about the personal and professional life of this complex man, full of paradoxes.

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Brainy Bar I

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:00

Brainy Bar I

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“I, Too, Dislike It”

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:00

“I, Too, Dislike It”

A poetry reading, with commentary, offers examples of poems about poetry that range from serious and thoughtful to satiric and playful. Among the poets included are Marianne Moore (who provided the lecture’s title), P. K. Page, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dylan Thomas, Billy Collins and Leonard Cohen.

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Economic Myths (or Confusions)

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:00

Economic Myths (or Confusions)

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The Aga Khan Museum

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:00

The Aga Khan Museum

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Advertising: Pluses and Minuses

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:00

Advertising: Pluses and Minuses
Presenter: Dennis Creamer

The evolution of advertising: from its origin in the newspapers of the 1800s to the Internet. How has advertising come to rule our world in so many ways? Who actually likes seeing or hearing some marketing material,
never mind all the junk mail and stuff inserted inside your newspaper?

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The Ancient Art of Felting

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:00

The Ancient Art of Felting
Presenter: Marilyn Campbell

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Lies We Are Told About Getting Old

Fri, 2015-01-16 13:00
Lies We Are Told About Getting Old
Presenter: Sheila Whitzman
This lecture is based on an op-ed piece I wrote for The Gazette in August 2014, which attracted a lot of attention. Most people thought the ideas were “bang on.” I will also cover the book Parenting your Parents.

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