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Geothermal Energy in Iceland

Fri, 2014-04-11 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Thordor Aegir Oskarsson, Ambassador of Iceland to Canada

Time: April 11, 1:00 pm

Renewable energy, whether geothermal, or hydro, has along with the fisheries laid the foundation for a successful society with a welfare ststem of the highest quality in Iceland. This has been a long and arduous road for Icelanders.  How did they get there, and what will the future bring? Is Iceland an energy powerhouse?

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Yiddish: A Tale of Survival

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Katherine Moore

Time: April 11, 10:00 am

A 63-min.documentary about the resilience and survival of Yiddish language and culture since the Holocaust. The grassroots efforts to maintain the viability of Yiddish are captured via the stories of three generations of Yiddish speakers, from Tel Aviv, Montreal and Paris. Film-maker Abigail HIrsch will lead post-screening discussion.

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Asia’s Ancient Silk Road

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
Emerging 2,000 years ago, was the beginning of globalization across Eurasia - trade between the Mediterranean and China. Commerce plus intercultural exchanges spread major religions, languages, art, technology, skills, etc. across Central Asia.
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Education in a Changing World

Fri, 2014-03-14 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
The world is changing very rapidly and a new society is emerging. Education must keep pace and this will require making radical changes.
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Paradise Found: Islamic Architecture and Art

Fri, 2014-03-14 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
A cinematic journey of discovery across the Muslim world, narrated by Waldemar Januszczak, revealing awe-inspiring architecture and art objects that evoke the history of Islam. We meet local historians and experts along the way, as well as an array of weavers, calligraphers, potters and jewellers.
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The Art of Russia

Fri, 2014-03-07 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
A look at the history and evolution of Russian art, from early icons to magnificent 19th century works by Repin, Kiprensky, Ivanov and others virtually unknown outside Russia, who undoubtedly deserve a place in the annals of the art world.
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The Mortal Enemy of Jesus

Fri, 2014-03-07 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
The traditional allegations that the mortal enemy of Jesus was the High Priest (“the Jews”) are currently less plausible given the numerous inconsistencies in the accounts and the motivation of the authors. This is especially so since the more credible culprit is present, though partially hidden, in the pages of the very same accounts.
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Architecture and Opera

Fri, 2014-02-28 13:00

MCLL Lecture

Architecture and Opera

Lecturer: Rory O’Sullivan
Time: February 28, 1:00 p.m.
Room 1041

The architecture of opera houses varies as greatly as opera itself, ranging in design from baroque to contemporary. This illustrated talk will examine how the design affects the building, also the singers, the orchestra, the music, with perhaps a few examples, and, of course, the audience.

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Two Gifted Women of the British Empire

Fri, 2014-02-28 10:00

MCLL Lecture

Two Gifted Women of the British Empire

Lecturer: Ruth Allan Rigby
Time: February 28, 10:00 a.m.
Room 1041

Florence Nightingale, a celebrated social reformer and statistician, introduced modern nursing in the Crimea and in London. Gertrude Bell, an English archaeologist, explored Mesopotamia; as “Oriental Secretary” in the 1920s, she played a major role in the creation of Iraq’s modern borders and infrastructure.

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The Virtues of Skepticism

Fri, 2014-02-28 10:00

MCLL Lecture

The Virtues of Skepticism

Lecturer: Frédéric Wagnière
February 28, 10:00 a.m.
Room 241

Not all skeptics are cynics or doubters. Skepticism is often the first step towards new knowledge.

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