Author: Almonte Lectures

  • David Thompson: Canada’s Epic Mapmaker

    David Thompson: Canada’s Epic Mapmaker

    Speaker: Richard van Loon November 25, 2022 @ 7:30 on Zoom Summary Between 1797 and 1812, David Thompson travelled over all of western North America from Lake Superior to the headwaters of the Mississippi, to the Athabasca, to James Bay, to the mouth of the Columbia River. In the process, he surveyed, made maps, traded, […]

  • Is Hi-Tech Only for Rich Countries?

    Is Hi-Tech Only for Rich Countries?

    Speaker: Halla Thorsteinsdóttir October 28 via Zoom @ 7:30 pm Summary Modern technology has contributed immensely to higher incomes and longer lives in rich countries and almost all work in these countries relies heavily on the use of high tech. Low-and-middle income countries lag far behind high-income countries in harnessing technological opportunities but want to […]

  • Confessions of an Orchid Lover

    Confessions of an Orchid Lover

    Speaker: Janet Johns Summary What are orchids anyway? What makes them so special, and why would anyone be interested in growing them? My lecture will present key characteristics of orchids with examples, tell some tales of the Victorian Orchid Craze, and dispel a few myths about growing tropical orchids at home. I will also outline […]