Ageless Pursuits

UBC Vancouver

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Now Open for Registration

Ageless Pursuits is a dynamic lecture series held annually in June. Join us for one, two or three weeks of stimulating lectures taught by UBC professors and instructors at the spectacular Vancouver campus. Explore your creativity, enjoy lively discussions and sharpen your thinking with likeminded peers.

Discover a wide range of fascinating topics that include, among others, music, art, literature, history and politics. Learners of all ages are welcome.

After class, take time to visit UBC's gardens and museums, enjoy lunch at one of 40+ restaurants and cafes, or walk the University Endowment Lands or nearby beaches. View our campus map.

Our students spoke, we listened! We're excited to announce that courses will be starting later in the morning. Courses will run Monday to Friday, 10am–12:30pm, with a 30-minute coffee break halfway through the lecture.

We've also simplified course selection. Students now choose one course from 3–4 courses offered each week.

Week 1: June 10–14, 2019 (Monday to Friday, 10am–12:30pm)

Johannes Brahms: Regressive, Reactionary or Progressive?
Understanding Our Family Relationships
Climate Change: Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Action
Culture, Health and Illness: A Look at Medical Anthropology

Week 2: June 17–21, 2019 (Monday to Friday, 10am–12:30pm)

Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras 1945-2019: New Directions
Salt, Silk, Tea: Chinese Commodities and Cargo Through the Ages
The Ethics and Social Challenges of Technology and Artificial Intelligence
Select Masterpieces of the Louvre

Week 3: June 24–28, 2019 (Monday to Friday, 10am–12:30pm)

Shakespearian Comedies Revealed: Your Guide to 2019’s Bard on the Beach
Kant, Kierkegaard and the Emergence of Modern Existentialism
The Global War on Terror in the Middle East

Location: Frederic Lasserre Building and the School of Music at the UBC Point Grey campus
Cost: $160 per week

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