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Charlotte Church and Bryn Terfel

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Kuai-Yu (Paul) Leong

Time: October 31, 1:00 p.m.

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The 100 Years War

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Frédéric Wagnière

Time: October 31, 10:00 a.m.

The coming of age of Europe as England and France fought the last medieval war; from the Black Death to the Renaissance.

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Digital Maps for Historical Studies

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Workshop leader: Peter Strobach

Time: October 31, 10:00 a.m.

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Paul-Émile Borduas, His Art and Life

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Evelyn Seligman

Time: October 24, 1:00 p.m.

The father of Automatism, Borduas is one of Canada’s greatest artists. We will look at how his work evolved from figurative portraits and landscapes to surrealism and abstract expressionism, and also see what his major influences were.

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Awe-Inspiring Cathedral Architecture

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Rory O’Sullivan

Time: October 24, 1:00 p.m.

From the brilliant designs of today’s cathedrals – yes, they astill building them – to the wonderful structures of the Baroque,Gothic and Romanesque times. Visual attention will be given to the architecture and how and why each period produced such marvelous buildings.

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Much More than a Geothermal Powerhouse

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:30

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenters: David Franklin and Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, the Ambassador of Iceland to Canada

Time: October 31, 1:30

Find out about the Iceland of yesterday and today: geography, history, culture, iconic figures and key accomplishments.

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An Historical Overview of Turkey

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Ben Sperer

Time: October 24, 10 a.m.

Turkey is said to be the cradle of civilization. Its strategic location, straddling the continents of Europe and Asia, has given it major influence in the region since the earliest times, especially from the 11th century to the present. Its rich history adds up to a fascinating cultural heritage.

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The Couple that Dared Defy the Nazis

Fri, 2014-10-24 10:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Nelly Trocmé Hewitt

Time: October 24, 10 a.m.

How André and Magda Trocmé, advocates of non-violent resistance, helped inspire the people living near the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to hide 3,500 Jews and 1,500 other fugitives. Their daughter, Nelly, a teenager at the time, explains one of World War II's largest rescue operations.

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The Dizzying Art of Gerhard Richter

Fri, 2014-10-17 13:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenter: Sandra Frisby

Time: October 17, 1:00 p.m.

Gerhard Richter is one of the most important, prolific and expensive visual artists of the post-World War I period and a pioneer of the New European Painting. His art undermines the concept of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style. We will look at the dizzying array of styles that form his prodigious oeuvre.

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Afternoon of Poetry and Music

Fri, 2014-10-17 13:00

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Event

Presenters: Elizabeth Paulette-Coughlin, Iona Corber

Time: October 17, 1:00 p.m.

Poet Elizabeth Paulette-Coughlin and cellist Iona Corber offer an "ecstatic" afternoon of poetry and music, a reading of the works of Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Lalla (and others) accompanied by the cello.


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