2019 Winter Lecture Series
Presented by various resident and visiting lecturers
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.
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.
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.
SAT, MAR 30: 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. SOLD OUT
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
SAT, FEB 23: 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. SOLD OUT
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. SOLD OUT
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. SOLD OUT
Call 408-864-4060, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM
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