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Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

Icon of the event Jane Urquhart
Wed Apr 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Appearance by the internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Two celebrated novelists. Lori Lansens on...

Icon of the event Kate Mulgrew
Fri May 01, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lauded for her work as Captain Janeway and the inimitable Red on Orange is the New Black, the Emmy nominated actress on her memoir, Born With Teeth. With the Globe & Mail's Liz Renzetti....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the...

Icon of the event Guy Vanderhaeghe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Guy Vanderhaeghe on...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era, "As for Me and My House" by Sinclair Ross, which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s g...

Icon of the event Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Is our universe the only one? How do we prevent a zombie plague? Will biometrics eliminate privacy altogether? Will climate change put fish in hot water? Should we trust the machines?...

Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from...