Europe divided, oral traditions, dementia and writing focus of lecture series

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 4:50pm

Ghosts of Europe, aboriginal oral history and the extraordinary prose of ageing writers will be featured in three of the fall 2010 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

The lectures will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cr. The series of five lectures costs $55 per person; individual lectures cost $12 each, with the exception being the Oct. 21 lecture that includes lunch ($20).

The Canadian Perspectives series features the following lectures:

•Thursday, Oct. 7
The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys through Central Europe's Troubled Past and Uncertain Future
Anna Porter, writer
•Thursday, Oct. 14
When Muses No Longer Remember: Novels at the End of their Tether
Professor Ian Lancashire, University of Toronto
•Thursday, Oct. 21
Aboriginal Oral History
Alexander von Gernet, lecturer, University of Toronto Mississauga
•Thursday, Oct. 28
Now and Then: The State of Ontario Post-Secondary Education
The Honourable William G. Davis, former premier of Ontario
•Thursday, Nov. 4
Aging and Memory: Can Anything Be Done?
Professor Fergus Craik, University of Toronto

The Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series - which is celebrating 25 years of great lectures - informs and educates the public, offers diverse perspectives on current issues and introduces new ideas and technologies that shape everyday life. The series is organized by the Associates of U of T Mississauga through the Office of Advancement at U of T Mississauga. Proceeds support student scholarships.

Jane Stirling
Marketing and Communications
U of T Mississauga