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Afghanistan Then and Now – Part III

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:00

Afghanistan Then and Now – Part III

Presenter: Ron Campbell

Islamic militia the Taliban rises to power and eventually controls the government. In the third session, if time permits, participants will have the opportunity to give their views on the outcome of NATO’s involvement in Afghanistan.

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Maria Callas – La Divina – The Tigress

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:00

Maria Callas – La Divina – The Tigress

Presenter: Sherry Steinberg
Maria Callas is considered by many to be the greatest soprano of the 20th century. There is much mystery surrounding her. Did she take drugs? Did she swallow the head of a tapeworm? And how did she die?

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Canadian War Propaganda

Fri, 2015-03-13 10:00

Canadian War Propaganda

Presenter: Clifford Parr

This lecture addresses how the use and misuse of propaganda have convinced Canadians to fight in the Great War and World War II.

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Brainy Bar III

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:00

Brainy Bar III

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Afghanistan Then and Now – Part II

Fri, 2015-03-13 10:00

Afghanistan Then and Now – Part II

Presenter: Ron Campbell

Communist regime entered into power and followed by invasion by the Russian Army. In 1978 the guerrilla movement Mujahedeen is created to battle the Soviet- backed government.

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The Magic and Majesty of Peru and the Galapagos

Fri, 2015-03-06 13:00

The Magic and Majesty of Peru and the Galapagos

Presenter: Sherry Steinberg
I had a fascinating tour of Peru and the Galapagos in July-August 2014. I will show slides and talk about the mystery of Machu Picchu, why the Galapagos have such unique animals and more.

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Tragic Defeat – France 1940

Fri, 2015-03-06 13:00

Tragic Defeat – France 1940

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Stem Cells: What’s New?

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:00

Stem Cells: What’s New?

Presenter: Clare McFarlane

Stem cells, identified in the 1960s, can now be produced on a 3D printer. What are stem cells? What is their potential clinical importance, and what does recent research tell us about their biological activity?

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Clone of Germany, Art and Dr. Faustus

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:00

Afghanistan Then and Now – Part I
Presenter : Ron Campbell

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Germany, Art and Dr. Faustus

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:00

Germany, Art and Dr. Faustus

Presenter: Frédéric Wagnière

Thomas Mann’s novel on Germany’s political and artistic decay as the country stumbled towards National Socialism.

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