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Icon of the event Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age. With Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

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
Runnymede

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 International Women's Day.  CBC. Made in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

International Women?s Day....