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Conversations at Judson Park

Conversations at Judson Park

Siegal Lifelong Learning has partnered with Judson Park to offer a unique monthly lecture-luncheon series at Judson Park which is open to the public. A variety of academic and contemporary issues are discussed at these programs. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, these forums provide participants with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and ask questions of topic experts. Complimentary parking. 

Monday, February 26 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Elina Gertsman, Department of Art History and Art Core Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies Program, CWRU


This lecture will explore the highlights of the CMA's world-renowned collection of medieval art. We will look at the Jonah marbles, the Byzantine textile icon,the objects that form part of the Guelph Treasure, Romanesque and Gothic sculptures, late medieval paintings and manuscripts, and the famous fountain automaton.


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

Monday, March 12 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Brian Redmond, Curator and John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Before Europeans set foot in what is now Ohio, Native American cultures thrived for more than 13,000 years. Since no written records were ever made by these ancient Ohioans, our only way to study this past is through the science of archaeology.

In this presentation, Dr. Redmond will discuss some of the scientific evidence that provides a rich history of these ancient societies from the end of the Ice Age to the arrival of Europeans.

Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

Monday, April 23 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Alanna Cooper, Director, Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU


With her 1928 publication of Coming of Age in Samoa - an account of female adolescent sexuality – Margaret Mead became one of America’s most celebrated social scientists. But after her death, her work was exposed as a hoax. What are the implications for how the field of cultural anthropology has developed and how human nature is broadly understood. 


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

Wednesday, May 23 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Luke Reader, SAGES Lecturer, CWRU


On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. But why? Britain has had a contentious relationship with the EU since it joined 1973, but does this explain why it left? Was Brexit an expression of British populism in a year of populist upheavals?

Were voters deceived by the post-truth environment in which we seem now to be living? In this course, we'll address these questions and more as we examine the consequences of Britain's exit from the EU.


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >