Movers & Shakers Born in Our World since 1800

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Bi-weekly – Week 2 ; Monday ; 12pm – 2pm

Term 1 – via Zoom; Term 2 – Tartu (tbc)     Space available

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries spawned many remarkable men and women, from all walks of life, who greatly influenced the world around them, for better or for worse.  In this workshop we will examine their lives and legacies. The only proviso is that they MUST have been born after 1800. There are many outstanding examples to choose from in science and medicine, the arts and entertainment, business and finance, politics and law and, increasingly, social consciousness.  Participants may choose their own favourite character, first come, first served. Everyone will be required to research and make a 20 minute presentation, illustrated if possible, to be followed by group discussion.     


Gillian Long ( ) greatly enjoyed the experience last year of discussing famous people with Academy colleagues, after several years of talking about important buildings.  She looks forward to expanding her horizons still further this year. 

Doris Loo ( also enjoyed immensely hearing about famous people with fellow Academy members last year.She is looking forward to co-facilitating the course this year with Gillian and hearing more about influential people who have shaped the world we live in. 

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