Category Archives: President’s Message

We Are Revisiting Our Roots

In January of 1898, several people met at the Church of St. James the Apostle to form a type of discussion group that became known as the St. James Literary Society. This year, the Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary and we thought it would be appropriate to hold some of our meetings there on October 21, October 28 and November 4.

Please make an effort to join us at 7:00 pm for tea/coffee and cookies. The formal sessions begin at 7:30 PM.

 

Another Great Year Awaits You!

On January 12, 1898, seven men met in the schoolroom of the Church of St. James the Apostle. They wanted to organize some type of debating society; the objective would be “the intellectual improvement of its members by means of speeches, essays, debates, etc. on social, political and literary subjects”. Thus, the St. James Literary Society was born!

This year, the programme of the Society offers presentations on topics as diverse as graffiti, Bill 52 and dying, seeing earth from space, exotic gardens of the world, the “multiple intelligences” of opera, and our healthcare system—just to name a few! We invite you to discover all our lectures and activities in our calendar, hoping that the topics we have chosen will appeal to you.

This year also, the Church of St. James the Apostle is celebrating its 150th anniversary and we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with them and hold some of our meetings there.

Finally, we hope that you will find your time with us enjoyable and stimulating. Feel free to bring a friend to our events as admission is free for first time visitors (except for May 24th), and let’s make the one hundred and seventeenth season of the St. James Literary Society another great success!

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Hope to see you this new season!

Another season is about to start and we are very pleased to present our programme of the one hundred and sixteenth season of the St. James Literary Society!

This year, our speakers will reveal some of the secrets of synergology, what really went on at Dieppe in 1942, how to understand pain, diabetes, and sleep disorders, how to live a balanced life in a world that is always “on”, help us explore the many faces of apocalypticism and enjoy some operatic anecdotes. This just to name a few! We invite you to discover all our lectures and activities in the following pages. We hope the topics we have chosen will appeal to the broad interests of our members.

Like last year, most of our events will be held either at the McGill Faculty Club or at the Segal Center. Information on locations and maps are provided in the event pages.

Finally, we have reviewed our membership options to accommodate our members’ needs, offering two types of membership at discounted prices and the opportunity to become a Friend of the Society (see Membership tab).

As always, we are dedicated to making sure that you find your time with us enjoyable and stimulating. Should you want to make comments and suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

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