Feb 24, 2009

Lectures on Greece, March 2009


Upcoming lectures of interest to Pharos Members: March 2009
Tuesday March 3, 2009
The University of British Columbia, Department of Classical, Near East & Religious Studies presents:
“Pirates of the Cilician Coast”Michael Hoff, Professor of Art History, The University of Nebraska
7:30 pm, Buchanan A204, UBC


Wednesday March 11, 2009
UBC Faculty of Arts @ Robson Square presents:
“Sleeping with a Vampyre: Exotic Archaeology on a Greek Island”
Hector Williams, Professor of Classical Studies at UBC
6:00 pm, Robson Square


Monday March 16, 2009
SFU Hellenic Studies in cooperation with the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation University Seminars Program presents:
Dr. Sotirios Mousouris, Lawyer, Economist & former UN Assistant Secretary General (1983-1995)
“The United Nations and Greece: Issues, Positions, Contributions”7:00 pm, Room 1400 Segal Centre, SFU Harbour Centre Campus

Feb 1, 2009

Pharos February 23, 2009 - Ric Spratley


Roads Less Traveled – Undiscovered GreeceRichard Spratley
President, Pharos



Ric and Lynda Spratley have been visiting Greece for over twenty years – decades in which the country has undergone profound change. In the first part of the presentation, we will visit islands off the path of cruise ships and villages that tour buses can’t reach, while probing into far corners of more familiar places. In the second part, Colours of Greece, we’ll turn on some rembetika and take a random, nostalgic wander over all the visits, remembering things that are timeless as well as some that have vanished forever. And, of course, there will be glimpses of friends, food and lots of red poppies! This talk is rescheduled from November 2008.