Lunchtime Series – September-December 2009

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Art historian Sandra Paikowsky gives a presentation on James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924): A Canadian Painter in Venice.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Peter Pearson, film expert and enthusiast, gives a talk on movies, television and books in the 21st century.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Dr. David Millar gives a presentation on “Networking for the environment: excitement, examples, excess.”
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Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Danish author Peter Fogtdal reads from and discusses his novel The Tsar’s Dwarf. The Goethe-Institut is bringing Mr. Fogtdal to Montreal.

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Talisman Theatre presents an excerpt from the play ROCK, PAPER, JACKKNIFE… by Marilyn Perreault, the English translation of which premieres the following week at Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks Festival. Talisman Theatre’s creative team will discuss the themes of the play and the design process.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Historian Aaron Krishtalka gives a talk on “Lyell and Darwin on Time”, discussing the ways our current concepts of time have been transformed by evolutionary biology, whose modern form emerged from Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species and Lyell’s earlier Principles of Geology.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm
To mark Women’s History Month and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Person’s Case, Michèle Nadeau gives a talk about her grandmother, Thérèse Casgrain, suffragist, first woman party leader in Canada, and Senator.

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Political cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) gives an illustrated presentation on his new book, Aislin’s Shenanigans, featuring his best cartoons of the past three years. The book will be on sale at the event.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Karolyn Smardz Frost gives a presentation based on her book I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad, winner of the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Non-Fiction. The Canada Council for the Arts is providing funding for Dr. Frost’s reading.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm
On the eve of Remembrance Day, Desmond Morton, McGill University emeritus professor of history, gives a talk entitled “Remembering both November 11ths”.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Claude Joli-Coeur, Assistant Commissioner of the National Film Board, makes a presentation on the 70th anniversary of the NFB.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm
For ST. ANDREW’S DAY, Richard Feltoe gives a talk on John Redpath, the 19th century Scots-Montrealer business leader and philanthropist who was a major builder of The Atwater Library of the Mechanics’ Institute of Montreal. Mr. Feltoe is John Redpath’s biographer and is also the curator of the Redpath Sugar Museum in Toronto. Mr. Feltoe’s book, A Gentleman of Substance: The Life and Legacy of John Redpath, 1796-1869, will be on sale.

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm
John Hallward, chair of The Hallmont Foundation and founder of GIV3, discusses the connections between happiness and philanthropy. Do you know how giving can alter your life? Come learn about the latest philanthropy research in Canada. Be inspired to consider your personal opportunities and to connect with and help others. Together we can make a difference in Canada. GIV3 is a new not-for-profit initiative focused on engaging Canadians in the conversation of giving – to encourage more Canadians to be more philanthropic.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Veteran actor Barrie Baldaro presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

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