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Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Mon Mar 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time - a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, and medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this talk, awar...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

Icon of the event When I die: financial planning for Life and Death with Gary Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event Chagall with Professor Elizabeth Legge.U of T. Chair. Fine Art
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Marc Chagall, an ever popular artist, has tended to be sidelined in the art history of the twentieth century. This talk explores Chagall's peculiar gifts and the ways that fits, or does not fit, with the more usual stories of...

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Promise of Provence. Patricia Sands
Tue Jan 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

After a year of heartbreak Katherine Price is trying out a home exchange in the south of France.Is it too late for a middle aged woman to start again?...

Icon of the event Alison Matthews on Fashion Victims The  Pleasures and Perils of Dress
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Alison Matthews David,associate professor of fashion at Ryerson University as she examines the hazards found in materials used for clothes in the nineteenth century. Highly flammable hair combs, fabrics colured with to...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...