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Weldon Literary Moot 2018: Julius Caesar on Trial
March 21st, 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Schulich School of Law, 6061 University Ave, Room 105
Et tu, Brute?

The eight annual Weldon Literary Moot is soon to be in session!

Family, friendship, and death! The righteous Julius Caesar has been murdered by his closest confidants, including his closest companions, Brutus and Cassius. Together, Marc Antony, lamenting his friend, and Octavian, seeking vengeance for his uncle, are suing the great Brutus and Cassius.

Each side is getting ready to call their witnesses and address the court. Local lawyers and several third year students will argue the case before Justice Jamie Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court! Law professors and local actors will be in costume as characters from one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays!

The moot will take place on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 @ 7:30pm in Room 105.
Everyone is welcome!

Tickets will be available both at the door and in advance:
Students 8$
General 12$

If you would like to pledge your support, please visit us here!
Your donations will help Halifax Humanities continue to provide free, non-credit, university-level courses in the humanities to adults living on low incomes in the HRM.

'Each Book A Drum - Ten Years of Halifax Humanities'

On May 28, at the University of Kings' College we launched our tenth anniversary anthology, Each Book a Drum. This volume celebrates 10 years of a unique and life-transforming educational experience where adults living on low incomes come together with university professors to discuss and read together great texts of Western Civilization such as Homer's Odyssey, Dante's Divine Comedy, Shakespeare's Othello, and Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. A great read for those who care about education and who want to take a journey of the mind as seen from very different points of view. We are honoured that George Elliott Clarke, Poet Laureate of Toronto, and Honourary Patron of Halifax Humanities, has written our preface.
It is now available in Halifax at BookMark on Spring Garden Rd. and at the University of Kings College Bookstore. It is also available from Amazon.ca

Coming Soon!

24 Teams of readers including politicians, media personalities, university presidents, professors and students, and even high school students raised $24,000 in 24 hours!Check us out on YouTube! Click on the images below to zoom in.

Premier Darrell Dexter is welcomed to Odyssey Live by Halifax Humanities Director, Mary Lu Reden and Board Chairman, Brian Flemming.

Bill Barker, President of Kings
reading Book 2

Premier Darrell Dexter reads the opening of Book 4 with the team representing independent bookstores in Halifax. Introducing the team is Brian Flemming, Chairman of Halifax Humanities 101

Alexa McDonough of MSVU
reading Book 2

Book 20 was presented with great dramatic flair by the NDP team calling themselves "The Ruling Party". The book was acted out by MLAs Howard Epstein, Leonard Preyra and Lenore Zann, with stage manager Mary MacLachlan and director Mary Vingoe

McInnes Cooper Law Team

MLA Lenore Zann in full cry as the goddess Athena robed in purple.

Check us out on YouTube!


From Oct. 3 – 5th, 2008 the first annual conference of Clemente programs in Canada was held at the University of Calgary .

Earl Shorris was the featured speaker. Helen Langille, one of 2 class valedictorians from the very first class of Halifax Humanities 101, attended along with the Director, Mary Lu Redden. It was wonderful to meet and have dialogue with representatives from the 10 Clemente style programs across Canada . The programs have different courses of study and administrative structures, but all are committed to the vision of bringing the best Humanities education to those whose low incomes make university education inaccessible.

For more on this conference and what was learned, please click here.

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