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Langara Lecture Series – May 11

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm



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Langara Lecture Series - May 11
$ 35.00

Do you remember “Mad Men and Wicked Women?”
This series has now transformed into a more sedate but still interesting and informative series of four Lectures called the LANGARA LECTURES.

Please see detailed information below on each topic and lecturer.

A light dinner will follow each presentation.

Members $30+tax (please log in to get a discounted rate); 
Non-Members $35+tax

Guests are very welcome.

Thursday, May 11th
To Know the World is to Remember the World is to Forget the World – What Some Representative Writers Tell Us about Memory
Stefan Haag, Instructor in English, Langara College

Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov’s recent novel Time Shelter proposes a truly fascinating idea: What if we collectively decide to (happily) live in the past of our choosing? Things go wrong, however, because the three terms ( knowing – remembering – forgetting ) are intricately related and changing their relation has unforeseen consequences. In a second step, I’m bringing the reflections of Marcel Proust and Patrick Modiano, the two French memory specialists, to bear on Gospodinov to see where his idea went wrong.

Thursday, May 25th
Tilings: Mathematical Methods behind Stunning Symmetries
Stephanie van Willigenburg, Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Science, UBC

What makes a beautiful wall filled with tiles? How many of these are there? In this talk, we will investigate and answer both of these questions. No DIY or mathematical knowledge is needed, just curiosity and appreciation for beauty.


May 11
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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