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Curious Minds Speaker Series

Our wildly popular speaker series goes digital! The same great lectures all on Hot Docs at Home.

Join our roster of acclaimed lecturers for dynamic six-week courses accompanied by handy online resources and Q&As.

Courses are available to stream worldwide—tell your friends!

  • November 2020: Courses available until February 1
  • October 2020: Courses available until November 30.
  • September 2020: Courses available until November 1.

Series Registration: $49 (Members: $33, $27, Free)

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Curious Minds Speaker Series sponsored by

Houses of Cultural Icons

November 2020

From the aromatic kitchens of Julia Child to the mid-century modernist rooms of Frank Lloyd Wright, this series from architectural expert John Ota uses the houses of some of history’s most celebrated figures to explore the meaning of home.

Streaming until February 1

Led by John Ota

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World-Changing Women

November 2020

Journeying from ancient Egypt to Renaissance Europe to twentieth century America, this new series examines the lives and worldviews of six female leaders who left a mark on history.

Streaming until February 1

Led by Dr. Laura Carlson

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The Treasures of South Asia

October 2020

Journey through the fascinating history, art and architecture of the kingdoms of South Asia in the 16th to 18th centuries.

Streaming until November 30

Led by Professor Sudharshan Durayappah

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Beyond the Wall

October 2020

A colourful tour of the art and design masterpieces of Berlin, from the historic Brandenburg Gate to the swirling spaces designed by current day titans.

Streaming until November 30

Led by fine art advisor and art historian, Natalie Ribkoff

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Rebel Paris

September 2020

An inspiring look at the rebellious spirits and renegade thinkers who have changed the world from the City of Light.

Streaming until November 1.

Led by Lisa Pasold, host of Discovery's Paris Next Stop

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Beethoven: Maestro for the Ages

September 2020

On the 250th anniversary of his birth, this enlightening series explores the life, times and music of the legendary composer.

Streaming until November 1.

Led by longtime CBC broadcaster and music writer Rick Phillips

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