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Most lectures are presented on Fridays at 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. In the summertime, lectures are presented on Wednesdays only, at the same times.

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Section(s) offered
Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Workshop
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 12, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 14, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 09, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Organizer:  Alain Lessard

If you want to improve your conversation skills in French, MCLL will assign you a partner from a French-language community organization for seniors who want to improve their English. The two partners will arrange between themselves when and how they will meet (in person or otherwise) for one hour of conversation per week, alternating between French and English. Many participants enjoy this activity because, in addition to practicing a second language, they find it interesting to converse with people from a different background.  

 

 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 01, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 03, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 27, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Susan van Gelder

The Orkney Islands, located off the northern coast of Scotland, are a treasure trove of history, myths and surprises. Let’s pass some time together by a virtual peat fire as we learn about their history going back from the stone age through the Vikings to the present Visit the sites. Listen to stories from the islands. Find out why this is a unique and magical place.  

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
In-class Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 01, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 03, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 27, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Suzanne Charlton

Let's listen to and explore the important movement of 19th C Romantic music, 1820 -1900! "Romanticism" was a movement of virtuoso piano, art songs, opera, and was characterized by stylistic originality and freedom of expression.  Two hundred years later, music lovers still revere and perform this music! 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 01, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 03, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 27, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: John Felvinci

This lecture will survey the most recent discoveries and newest theories of science. Decisions on what to include will be made a couple of weeks before the lecture. 

 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 10, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 05, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Marna Murray

In the sixth year of honoring International Women’s Day, this lecture features Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-British architect known for radical designs. Her proposals received rejections for 17 years, but ultimately Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her works yield to curves rather than geometrical designs and controversy as to construction and function. Learn more about this fascinating woman. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 10, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 05, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Sid Rosensweig

From the late 1920s to the mid-30s, political meteor Huey Long went from state governor to U.S. senator to national phenomenon and possible 1936 presidential candidate. From 2015, political neophyte Donald Trump soared to the presidency in 16 months. The future of democracy was potentially challenged by Long until his early, untimely demise and is now being challenged by Trump. Incredibly, the words “autocracy” and “autocratic” are increasingly seen and heard with reference to the U.S.!   We will colour our American discussion with a bit of what the world has witnessed and learned from recent divergences from democracy. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
In-class Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 15, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 17, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Robert N. Wilkins

Victoria Square (formerly Haymarket Square) has, for nearly two centuries, played a pivotal role in the colourful history of our city. From the Gavazzi Riot of 1853 to the Montreal Herald Fire of 1910, this historic venue has known its share of triumphs and tragedies to transpire within its confines. It would be my pleasure to share with you just some of the quadrangle's memorable moments. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
In-class Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 15, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 17, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Nadia Alexan

How monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our entire economic system; they function the same as cancer does in a body, and, like cancer, they weaken our systems while threatening to crash the entire body economic. Remember the 2008 stock market crash, as well as the 1929 disaster? Monopolies also seize massive political power to keep the status quo. They need to be regulated. 

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