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Historical Walk - Westmount

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturers: Barbara Covington and Ruth Allan Rigby

Time: May 30, 10:00 am

Join us for a leisurely guided walking tour of Côte-St-Antoine Road, Westmount. The Côte reflects Westmount's long history, from its days as an Amerindian trail, to early French farmers and large country estates. During the tour we will look at the current heritage public buildings and private homes. Meet at Westmount City Hall at 10:00 am, 4333 Sherbrooke West, west of Greene Avenue.

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Pictorial History of Post-War Egypt

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Paul Terni

Time: May 30, 10:00 am

The lecturer, who grew up in Egypt in the post-war years, will present and comment on a series of 54 pictures that capture some of the critical moments of the time.

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Confessions of a Neo-Victorian

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Lewis Cattarani

Time: May 23, 1:00 pm

Do you find our society's rising wave of vulgarity or indecency disturbing?  Has "liberation" degraded our public lives?  The lecturer will voice his objection to the decadence of our time by reading his published articles and letters to the press regarding various public improprieties.

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F. Chopin: A Musical Biography

Fri, 2014-05-23 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Pat Green

Time: May 23, 1:00 pm

Pianist Andras Schiff narrates a musical biography of Frédéric Chopin, including a performance of Chopin's Preludes on an 1860 Pleyel piano. A discussion will follow this marvellous DVD.

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My life in Somalia

Fri, 2014-05-23 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Ronald Campbell

Time: May 23, 10:00 am

The lecturer will provide a synopsis of his experience of living and working in Somalia. It will include some historical background of the Somali people and how it has developed into today's environment. Somalia is unique in the present-day world and is cause for concern to many countries.

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Sarnoff

Fri, 2014-05-16 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Shapiro Harry

Time: May 16, 1:00 pm

David Sarnoff, RCA, and the rise of national broadcasting. Sarnoff together with Marconi developed commercial radio and then the world of TV.

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Three MDs Who Made a BIG Difference

Fri, 2014-05-16 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Kuai-Yu (Paul) Leong

Time: May 16, 1:00 pm

Christian and Marius Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant. Patrick Soon-Shiong, another pioneering surgeon, invented the cancer drug Abraxane. We discuss why they made a BIG difference to humanity, far far beyond pure medicine - and how a "Future of Medicine" looks bright.

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Music in the Bible

Fri, 2014-05-16 10:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Sherry Steinberg

Time: May 16, 10:00 am

Music is mentioned many times in the Bible, both Old and New Testament. There are even markings in old manuscripts that are thought to show how the writings should be sung.  Ancient Hebrews and early Christians used music in religious ceremonies and for celebrations, and also in everyday life.

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QE at 88

Mon, 2014-03-31 13:11
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Kuai-Yu (Paul) Leong

Time: May 9, 1:00 pm

It is not "Quantitative Easing 88 times over"!  It is a video show on some memorable events that occurred during the 88 years of Queen Elizabeth II, e.g., the Coronation; "British Invasion" in music and  film; two funerals and a Royal wedding; Hong Kong handover, 2012 Olympics, etc ... A splendid video show of history with jolly good music.

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Arlen

Fri, 2014-05-09 13:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture

Lecturer: Shapiro Harry

Time: May 9, 1:00 pm

Harold Arlen, the musical composer who wrote many of the American Song Book classics

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