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Curious Minds Speaker Series

Registration for Winter 2020 courses now open!

Expanding on the issues and ideas at the heart of the documentaries we screen, our daytime lecture series invites you to engage on a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts.

Single Class: $21 (Members: $17, $14, Free)
Six-week course: $69 (Members: $60, $48, Free)

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Toronto Views

Veteran Toronto Star columnist Christopher Hume explores Toronto architecture decade by decade to see what it reveals about this city—and the people who inhabit it.

WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 8–FEBRUARY 12
10:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Literary Cities

Explore how the cities of Paris, St. Petersburg and New York gave birth to some of the greatest writers in history, from Gertrude Stein and Leo Tolstoy to Edith Wharton and Langston Hughes.

Led by Dr. Julia Zarankin

FRIDAYS, JANUARY 10–FEBRUARY 14
10:00 AM–12:00 PM

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The Blues

Emotional, stirring, visceral and outspoken, trace the musical and cultural history of blues, one of the most moving and important genres of American popular music.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley

THURSDAYS, JANUARY 9–FEBRUARY 13
1:00 –3:00 PM

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The Impressionists

Everyone loves the French Impressionists, but how many really understand the history and rich personalities behind the movement?

Led by Suzanne Tevlin

MONDAYS, JANUARY 13–FEBRUARY 17
10:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Spring 2020: The Royal Family

Registration open in January 2020.

Join Toronto Star Society Columnist—and avid Royal watcher— Shinan Govani as he breaks down the modern history of the one and only House of Windsor, bringing to life its most colourful personalities, its most opulent traditions and, of course, its juiciest scandals.

SATURDAYS, MARCH 14–APRIL 18
11:00 AM–1:00 PM

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