April 11, 2019. 10:00am-12:00pm
Cambridge Third Age Learning: A History of Madness from Ancient Times to the Present (Ages 18+)
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Reaume
Location: Trillium United Church, 450 King St. E. (see map)
What is madness? How does the idea and experience of madness differ in time and place? Since 2000, Dr. Geoffrey Reaume he has given over 100 history tours of the patient-built nineteenth century Toronto Asylum boundary walls at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health based on research from his doctoral dissertation, “Remembrance of Patients Past”. This talk will focus on the experiences and perceptions of mad people from ancient times to the present. The focus will be on the rich history of advocacy for and by mad people over the centuries, primarily in Western Europe and North America.
Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. By cultivating opportunities for discussion and engaging the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports those who have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning. At Idea Exchange, our hope is to foster a self-organized group which would create CTAL programs throughout the year with our support as a venue and promotional vehicle.