A Very Short Introduction To….

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Bi-weekly; Week 1; Thursday; 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Tartu (G1)

How to be a “Know It All” or “The Thinking Man’s Wikipedia”. Want to know as much as possible in the shortest time possible? Checkout some of the books in this series of over 650 topics, choose a subject and dazzle everyone with your knowledge!

In this workshop we will look at the vast knowledge produced by this series from Oxford University Press ‘ whose expert authors combine facts analysis, perspective, new ideas and enthusiasm’ on interesting and challenging topics from Accounting to Zionism. Subjects cover areas of interest including Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics,  and the Social Sciences.

Participants will be asked to make a 20 minute presentation and to actively participate in the bi-weekly discussions.


Linda M. Woodcock (lmwoodcock@sympatico.ca) was born in the UK and later immigrated to Canada where she attended Waterloo University. She spent most of her working life as a corporate law clerk while also volunteering in ESL and ABL. She maintains a passion for learning and looks forward to exploring the fascinating and varied topics covered by this ‘Very Short Introduction’ series.

Gillian Long (longgillian374@gmail.com ) was also born in the UK but
attended Edinburgh University before immigrating to Canada in 1966. Since then, her life has evolved from stay-at-home mum through university research to enthusiastic Academy member since 2008. She wishes that she had known about the ‘Very Short Introduction’ series years ago.

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