Lectures at 10am, Crossroads United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd

Series B - Great Cities of the World

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From the 19th Century onwards, urbanisation has become one of the hallmarks of modern civilization. Tens of millions of people have left the countryside to migrate to towns and cities. In the process, towns have become cities and great cities have become megalopolises. Many have fascinating histories. Most are major centres of political and cultural activity. Many are significant generators of economic progress and technological innovation. Some combine all of these characteristics. This series of lectures will examine the historical evolution of five major cities, as well as the factors that give rise to cities..

Cost:

Series B – $67/person, 5 lectures
Series A & B – $124/person, 10 lectures

New: Lectures may have available seats at $20.00. Call ahead for single availability.

Where and when:

All lectures start at 10am and are held at Crossroads United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd unless otherwise stated. See "Things You Should Know" section on homepage for other routine details.

Dates:

20 Oct to 24 Nov 2017

Lectures:

Links to some of our speakers may be available here if  you wish to learn more.

Oct 20:  “LONDON”

Professor Charles Pentland, Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University. 

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Oct. 27: “CAIRO”

Ambassador (retired) Louis A. Delvoie, Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University.

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Nov. 3: “LISBON AND SEVILLE”

Professor George Lovell, Dept. of Geography, Queen’s University.  Support documenst to downlaod  1 - Seville and the Indies PDF , 2 - A Map of the World - PDF

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Nov.10: “HONG KONG”

Professor Kim R. Nossal, Dept. Of Political Studies, Queen’s University

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Nov 17: NO LECTURE  due to CHURCH BAZAAR

Nov.24: “THE GENESIS OF CITIES”

Professor David Gordon, Director of the Urban Design and Planning, Queen’s University.

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