Conversations in Rocky River

Join Siegal Lifelong Learning for this new monthly luncheon series in a new location - the Normandy Senior Living: Breakwater Independent Living Apartments, 22701 Lake Road, Rocky River. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, this program provides participants an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations on contemporary topics.

Andrew Roth
February 07|noon-1:30 p.m.

From Lupercalia to Pope Gelasius and the Saints Valentine (there were more than one), to courtly love and the birth of romance, to Chaucer’s Parlement of Foules to Esther Howland’s Victorian filigree, to Hallmark cards and Cadbury chocolates—a short history of Valentine’s Day, or ‘How a Roman fertility ritual became the occasion for wine, chocol

Sunniva Collins
March 06|noon-1:30 p.m.

As a lifelong Clevelander and sometimes sailor, I have been interested in our Great Lake as the source (and recipient) of our water usage. In an era of water stress worldwide, it’s also a pivotal time for the Great Lakes. As the shallowest and most southern of these inland seas, Lake Erie has additional challenges.

Glenn Starkman
April 03|noon-1:30 p.m.

The Universe is big and getting bigger, cold and getting colder, old and getting older. But, how big? how cold? how old? And how do we know? And is there anything left to learn about the Universe? 

Meghan Strong
May 01|noon-1:30 p.m.

The modern-day landscape of Sudan, ancient Nubia, is dotted with temples and pyramids—remnants of great kingdoms that flourished in the 1st millennium BC. One of these, the kingdom of Kush, rose to particular prominence as some of their kings ruled over Ancient Egypt as pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty.