Winter Lecture Series 2019

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2019 Winter Lecture Series

Presented by various resident and visiting lecturers 

Elizabeth Murray in Monet's Garden at Giverny

Elizabeth Murray in Monet’s Garden at Giverny

  

Friday or Saturday evenings (as noted)

All lectures begin at 7:00 PM

(doors open at 6:15 PM for wine and goodies)

$30 per lecture

 

FRI, JAN 18: BACH

Presented by Robert Hartwell, Ph.D.

J. S. Bach was perhaps Western music’s greatest genius. We will touch on several of his best known masterpieces before concluding with an exploration of encrypted/hidden meanings in his music. TICKETS

 

SAT, JAN 26: BACH CELLO SUITES

Presented by Thomas Shoebotham

The Suites for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach are some of the most iconic works in the entire cello literature, enjoyed by music lovers around the world for their tremendous emotional depth. TICKETS

 

FRI, FEB 1: TEA ~ HOW A BEVERAGE CHANGED THE WORLD

Presented by Ruby Ming

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world (after water). From ancient China to feudal Japan to English drawing rooms and Boston’s harbor, the desire for tea has helped build and destroy economies. TICKETS

 

SAT, FEB 9: MONET’S GARDEN AS HIS MUSE

Presented by Elizabeth Murray

Join Elizabeth Murray ~ artist, author, and the first woman gardener at Giverny ~ to hear stories of Monet and his gardens that will deepen your insights and understanding in preparation for Monet’s late paintings that are coming to the de Young. TICKETS

 

FRI, FEB 15: KIERKEGAARD

Presented by Van A. Harvey, Ph.D.

Søren Kierkegaard, a 19th century Danish philosopher, poet, social critic, and theologian, is known as “the father of Existentialism” due to his influence on French and German atheism—and a major impact on Christian theology. TICKETS

 

FRI. FEB 22: D-DAY SPIES

Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.

The invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, by Allied forces was one of the largest and most complex military operations in history. It could not have succeeded without the most elaborate intelligence effort of the entire war. TICKETS

 

SAT, MAR 2: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE, Part I

Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.

What is the relationship between archaeology and the Bible, between a scientific discipline (material history) and literary documents (textual history) often purporting to be sacred scripture? This lecture (Part I) will focus on Old Testament archaeology.  (Note that the FRI, MAR 1, lecture is sold out.) TICKETS

 

SAT, MAR 9: ASIAN GIANTS

Presented by Naeem Zafar

Fifty years ago, no one would have predicted that China would challenge USA in economic power and that India would become a technology hub.  We will look at the evolution of these Asian giants and consider what the future holds for them. TICKETS

TO REGISTER:

Call 408-864-4060, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM

OR register online at shop.westernciv.com

or click TICKETS links above.

 

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