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My Life in Somalia (repeat)

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:00

My Life in Somalia (repeat)

Presenter: Ron Campbell

This is a repeat of a popular talk summarizing the lecturer’s living and working experience in Somalia. Historical background of the Somali people will be provided, as well as information on today’s society. Somalia is unique in today’s world and cause for concern to many countries.

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D-Day – Operation Overlord

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:00

D-Day – Operation Overlord

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Bernini – The Universal Man

Fri, 2015-02-20 13:00

Bernini – The Universal Man

Presenter: Rory O’Sullivan
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, primarily a sculptor, was also a gifted architect and a very fine painter, and figured prominently in the creation of the Baroque era. In this illustrated talk we will examine samples of his works in these three branches of art, along with his personal relationships with popes, cardinals and women

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Philosophy, Cosmology and Einstein

Fri, 2015-02-20 13:00

Philosophy, Cosmology and Einstein

Presenter: Brad Moffat
Cosmology has embraced many insights from Physics. In this lecture, through an introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, we’ll investigate how the special nature of light led to new ideas about time and space, and the more subtle idea of what is meant by “now.” Knowledge of mathematics is not necessary, but an open, agile mind is.

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Council of Constance 1414-1418

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:00

Council of Constance 1414-1418

Presenter: Harald von Cramon
This church council, under the auspices of the emperor Sigismund, deposed three popes and then elected a new one. The Czech reformer Jan Hus, who came to the council to defend his views, was declared a heretic and burned at the stake. One of the most intriguing aspects of this council is that a contemporary burgher, Ulrich Richental, documented its activities.

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Bletchley Park – Home of Code Breakers

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:00

Bletchley Park – Home of Code Breakers (an illustrated lecture, repeated in a revised version following a recent visit)

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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Fri, 2015-02-13 13:00

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Presenter: Hassan Elshafei
Five thousand years ago, the Ancient Egyptians started recording their language using hieroglyphs – a system of pictograms. The language flourished for over 3000 years, till the end of the Pharaonic period in 200 AD. Egyptian hieroglyphics remained a mystery until the early 1800s, when the script and language were finally deciphered.

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Focus on Facebook

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:00

Focus on Facebook

Presenter: Stephanie Wereley

900 million users can’t be wrong! Learn how to create an account, find your friends and maintain privacy while navigating the world’s biggest social network. Ideal for MCLL presenters who wish to promote their workshops and lectures. This workshop will take place in the computer lab on the 12th floor.

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Rubinstein Remembered

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:00

Rubinstein Remembered

Presenter: Morty Ellis
A film documentary on the life and times of the famed pianist Arthur Rubinstein, which includes footage of him playing some well-known pieces from the repertoire.

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Brainy Bar II

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:00

Brainy Bar II
Workshop leaders: IELC Students

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