• 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. This series also runs in the Spring beginning in January.

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

 

TERM: Sept–Dec 2019

  • Sept. 25: A History of the James Bay Neighbourhood
  • Oct. 9: A History of Israel
  • Oct. 23: Sin in the City: Victoria Unbuttoned
  • Nov. 13: Monasteries and Manuscripts – An Austrian Odyssey
  • Nov. 27: Chinese Victoria

 

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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 History of Israel (at Amica and UVic)

In the first part of this lecture we will take a glimpse at the sweeping history of the Israelites from the time of Abraham to the destruction of Jerusalem during the 1st century CE.
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Sin in the City: Victoria Unbuttoned (at Amica)

“They are here now ... have been here for years, and we must keep them here.” In 1910 Judge Peter Lampman made this statement about the city’s prostitutes as part of his inquiry into allegations that Victoria Police Commissioners were engaged in corruption. This inquiry, among other things, was about the pitfalls of establishing a restricted district for prostitution, something explored and tried in several large cities throughout the world with varying success.
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Monasteries and Manuscripts – An Austrian Odyssey (at Amica and UVic)

Austrian monasteries are not just architectural masterpieces on the outside, they are also amazing repositories of knowledge on the inside. These monasteries and abbeys house vast libraries of manuscripts (hand-written books) and incunabula (early printed books) that preserved the knowledge of the ancients through the troubles and turmoil of Church and State.
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Chinese Victoria

Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest permanent urban Chinese community in Canada, dating to the beginnings of the 1858 gold rush on the Fraser River, when Chinese people came to get rich in the goldfields along with thousands of other people from all over the world.
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Fees

Each session is $23.00 plus tax. Click on the "Learn More" buttons above for course details and to register.

The full series registration is $95.00 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.