• Amica at Somerset House - Fall

Explore the world and its history from the comfort of Amica at Somerset House, located at 540 Dallas Road, Victoria.

You may register for individual sessions or receive a discount for the series registration.

This series also runs in the Spring beginning in January.

 

TERM: Sept–Dec 2018

  • Sept. 19: Hagia Sophia Through Centuries
  • Oct. 10: Journeys on the Camino de Santiago
  • Nov. 7: A History of the James Bay Neighbourhood
  • Nov. 14: A Cycladic Odyssey, Part 2

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Sessions

A History of the James Bay Neighbourhood

In this session, illustrated with maps, paintings and photographs, you will learn about the history of James Bay—Victoria’s oldest residential district—from the 1840s to today.
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A Cycladic Odyssey, Part 2 (at UVic, Amica and Berwick Royal Oak)

In this second of a two-part series on the idyllic Greek Aegean region of the Mediterranean, we'll visit four of the 220 Cycladic Islands that are representative of the 5000-year history, mythology, archaeology and culture of this unique island group.
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Hagia Sophia Through Centuries (at UVic and Amica)

This session tells the story of this magnificent structure through its architectural features, impressive mosaics and old legends. We will look at its significance for those who built it, conquered it, prayed in it, visited it and represented it in numerous poems, maps, etchings and paintings.
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Journeys on the Camino de Santiago

In this session, Olav Krigolson—who has walked the Camino twice—will take you on a visual and descriptive tour, including an historical overview of the Camino, his thoughts on the journey from a neuroscientist’s perspective, and practical tips for those considering making the journey themselves.
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Fees

Each session is $22.00 plus tax. Click on the "Learn More" buttons above for course details and to register.

The full series registration is $73.00 plus tax. Click the "Register for full series" above.

Refund Policy

A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.