Friends of the Library Events 2016-2017

Wednesday, April 26 The 16th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture with Trinity Fellow, Professor Nicholas Everett: Modern Medicine from Medieval Manuscripts

Medieval Manuscript image doctor treating patientAncient and Medieval drugs are often dismissed by modern science as having been little more than placebos when they were not downright dangerous. Yet many of the most commonly used drugs today were handed down to us from the Middle Ages, and recent scientific research on medicinal plants suggests we should continue to listen to past traditions for insight and inspiration. Prof. Nicholas Everett, Fellow of Trinity, will briefly discuss some examples of drug recipes as recorded in medieval manuscripts and suggest new ways to consider forgotten pharmaceuticals in light of recent advances in both science and humanities research. Drug discovery is just one example of how medical research has become more interested in history than ever before.

Lecture is open to the public, but you must RSVP fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre,15 Devonshire Place, Toronto

Time: Lecture begins at 7:30
 


Past Events

Tuesday, March 14, The 18th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading with Liz Howard

Liz Howard’s first book of poems, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, the first time a debut collection has won the award. The book was also a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Born and raised in northern Ontario, Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in Canadian literary journals such as The Capilano Review, The Puritan, and Matrix Magazine. Her chapbook Skullambient was a finalist for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of Guelph and works as a research officer in cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto.

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue
Time: 5:00 for 5:30
RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca

Some spaces are available for non FOTL-members to attend.


Thursday, February 9 Dean David Neelands on Richard Hooker

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue
Time: 7:30 for 8:00 p.m

RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca

 


Thursday, December 1 Annual Christmas Celebration with Trinity Chaplain Andrea Budgey: "Now mak we merthe": Medieval Carols and Their Influence

Location: Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave
7:30 for 8:00 p.m.


 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 The Friends of the Library AGM with Speaker Noam Lior on Shakespeare at Play

Noam Lior headshot

About the speaker

Noam Lior holds an MA from the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies at University of Toronto, and is currently working on his PhD there, researching Early Modern English drama with a focus on editing Shakespeare for digital editions. He is a graduate of the University College Drama Program, where he completed an Honours BA in English and Drama. He is a dramaturge and director, and has worked on plays by Shakespeare, Webster, and Marivaux as well as developing productions of new Canadian plays. For the past several years, he has specialized in staging Early Modern plays for the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.

In addition to teaching DRM100 and DRM264 for the CDTPS, Noam has also taught Shakespeare for Actors at the Toronto Film School, worked as a guest artist at Earl Haig Secondary School, and run workshops on Shakespeare performance and audition preparation at U of T and elsewhere.

Noam is the co-developer of Shakespeare at Play (www.shakespeareatplay.ca), an app which combines digital editions of Shakespeare plays with embedded video performances. 


Thursday, December 1 Annual Christmas Celebration with Trinity Chaplain Andrea Budgey: "Now mak we merthe": Medieval Carols and Their Influence

Location: Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave
7:30 for 8:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, March 14, The 18th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading with Liz Howard

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue
Time: 5:00 for 5:30