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Icon of the event Author Reading. The Prison Book Club. Ann Walmsley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Ann Walmsley as she discusses her experiences as a book club leader in a medium security prison. For eighteen months she met heavily tattooed men sharing ideas and books, a oasis for the men in an otherwise hostile envir...

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English. With Jack Chambers U of T
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests with Jason Ramsay-Brown
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morningside

Join author Jason Ramsay-Brown as he shares his discoveries from years of exloring the various trails and ravines within the City of Toronto, including the Rouge Park in the east end of Scarborough. This talk will interest a...

Icon of the event Lost Girls . Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence. Nicholas Terpstra.
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Nicholas Terpstra is a professor of history at the University of Toronto author of Lost Girls...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Christopher Wren with Marta O'Brien
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Sir Christopher Michael Wren, acclaimed English architect, rebuilder of 52 churches after...

Icon of the event King John and the Magna Carta with Carolyn Harris.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

King John and Magna Carta...

Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, U of T, Comparative Literature and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they age. They look...

Icon of the event Significant  Western Architects. Andrea Palladio with Marta O' Brien
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Andrea Palladio, architect of the Venitian Republic, one of the most highly influential i...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...