Previous Lecture Series

Fall 2022TuesdayBlack Canadians: A History Deirdre McCorkindale
WednesdayThe Beatles and Their WorldDr. Mike Daley
ThursdaySpecial Places and Remarkable People: the Early Days of GlobalizationDr. Tony Davis
Winter 2022TuesdayCreativity in a Time of Crisis: The Story of Russian LiteratureDr. Julia Zarankin
WednesdayThe Roaring Twenties in New York, Paris, and BerlinDr. Peter Harris
ThursdayNordic Europe: From Vikings to ModernityDr. Carolyn Harris
Fall 2021TuesdayRecent Advances in MedicineDr. Philip Wood
WednesdayPerils in Paradise--the Clash of Nature and Culture on Oceanic IslandsDr. Tony Davis
ThursdayThe Intersection & Overlap of Film, Original Music and Pop CultureBob Bryden
Winter 2021TuesdayToronto's Architectural History--Examining the Buildings, Design and Evolution of Toronto's Historic StreetsMarta O'Brien
WednesdayThe Power of MythologyDr. David Chandross
ThursdayAmerica in the Cold War and BeyondDr. Peter Harris
Fall 2020TuesdaySplendour and Opulence: Catherine the Great, the Hermitage and the History of St. PetersburgDr. Julia Zarankin
WednesdayThe Armchair Traveler: Exploring the World Through the Works of Great WritersJeffrey Canton
ThursdayOriginal Music in the Movies--A History--Part 1: 1900 to 1969Bob Bryden
Winter 2020TuesdayImperial SpainDr. Carolyn Harris
WednesdayThe Story Behind the Story--Books, the Silver Screen, Robbers and Auto BaronsEliseo Zompanti
ThursdayHistory of Science and TechnologyDr. Jennifer Hubbard
Fall 2019TuesdayMedicine and the LawEric Gertner
WednesdayHumanity Challenged in Peace and WarRobert Douglas
ThursdayUnderstanding Modern Art, from Manet and the Impressionists to the PresentKen Carpenter
Winter 2019TuesdayThe Medieval PresentTim Nau
WednesdayA World of CrimeHelen Nelson
ThursdayAn Introduction to Folk MusicDr. Mike Daley
Fall 2018TuesdayThe Silk Road & Central AsiaDr. Philip Wood
WednesdayEight Operas That Changed the Course of MusicWayne Gooding
ThursdayThe Great War and the World: 1918 and its LegaciesDr. Arne Kislenko
Winter 2018TuesdayWho Are We? Human Nature in the Western TraditionDr. Jonathan Salem-Wiseman
WednesdayGreat Rivers and Their ResourcesDr. Philip Wood
ThursdayArchitecture: Now I Get It!Marta O'Brien
Fall 2017TuesdayThe Soviet Experiment: Russia's Tumultuous 20th CenturyDr. Julia Zarankin
WednesdayGreat Concertos -- A Study in ContrastsRick Phillips
ThursdayArt, Politics and SocietyKen Carpenter
Winter 2017TuesdayA History of The BluesDr. Rob Bowman
WednesdaySpaces of Blue: Moments of Humanity During a Turbulent CenturyRobert Douglas
ThursdayWhat's in a Name? The Stories Behind The NamesDavid Chandfield
Fall 2016TuesdayEight Defining Trends of the 21st CenturyDavid Olive
WednesdayThe Story Behind the Story: Books, the Silver Screen, And the Robber And Auto BaronsEliseo Zompanti
ThursdayInfluential Canadians Who Shaped the 20th CenturyDaniel R. Laxer
Winter 2016TuesdayDaft Craft: Beyond Dried Macaroni and Orange YarnMilijana Mladjan
WednesdayThe NorthGraham White
ThursdayThinking About Civilizations: Ten Lessons on the History of HumanityProf. Ramin Jahanbegloo
Fall 2015TuesdayA Year in the Life of the Supreme Court of CanadaEric Gertner
WednesdayEight Great SymphoniesRick Phillips
ThursdayGreat Western ArchitectsMarta O'Brien
Winter 2015TuesdayRendezvous with TherapyKevin Courier
WednesdayTen Great World CitiesNick Mount
ThursdayLiterature for Our TimeNick Mount
Fall 2014TuesdayHow Economics Affects UsDavid Olive
WednesdayBest of BalletKatherine Barber
ThursdayWomen and Leadership in HistoryDr. Carolyn Harris
Winter 2014TuesdayNot Only EinsteinDr. Daniela Monaldi
WednesdayWhat is Nonviolence?Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo
ThursdayPopular Culture and the Mass MediaDr. Mike Daley
Fall 2013TuesdayThe Canadian Justice SystemTony Dittenhoffer
WednesdayGreat ComposersRick Phillips
ThursdayArchitectural Diversity of TorontoMarta O'Brien