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    J. S. Bach was perhaps Western music’s greatest genius -- but also intractable, quarrelsome, and hard to get along with. We will trace his legacy, touching on several of his best known masterpieces before concluding with an exploration of encrypted/hidden meanings in his music. Presented by Robert Hartwell, Ph.D., Friday, January 18, 2019, at 7:00PM...

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    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. Presented by Thomas Shoebotham, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    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. Presented by Ruby Ming, Saturday, February 1, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). 

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    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 the exhibit of Monet's late paintings that is coming to the de Young (Feb 16 - May 22). Presented by Elizabeth Murray, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors...

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    Søren Kierkegaard was a 19th century Danish philosopher, poet, social critic, and theologian. He is known popularly as “the father of Existentialism” due to his influence on French and German atheism—but, paradoxically, his works have also had a major impact on Christian theology. Presented by Van A. Harvey, Ph.D., Friday, February 15, 2019, at 7:00PM...

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    The invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, by Allied forces under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower 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.  Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, February 22, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open...

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    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. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., Friday, March 1, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine...

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    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. Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Île-de-France ~ Rouen. A soaring Gothic cathedral and beautifully restored medieval quarter ~ Rouen, famously associated with the trial of Joan of Arc, is one of the gems of Normandy. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Île-de-France ~ Bayeux.  Join visitors from around the world to gaze at the Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered chronicle of the 1066 Norman invasion of Britain ~ a key artifact of the Middle Ages.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Île-de-France ~ Chartres. Come step into this glorious cathedral, one of Western civilization’s crowning architectural achievements, and marvel at the intense blues of its incomparable stained glass. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Île-de-France ~ Troyes. We visit this lovely town on the Seine that has been an important crossroads since Roman times. Its half-timbered 16th century houses lend Troyes its cosy charm. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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