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Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...

Icon of the event Great Books. Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Julia Zarankin, Professor U of T as she discusses Adultery, Passion and Poisonous Marriages, Russian-Style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sisters and "Lady wi...

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....

Icon of the event World Great Cities. Florence with Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What -- and who -- made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination? We will explore how Florence became an art centre by focussing on three individuals:...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Hakka: The
Thu May 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

A Brief Introduction to the Hakka Diaspora from China to Jamaica and Canada....

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...