- Harriet Palk
JANUARY 6: JOHN FREEDMAN
BIG HISTORY PART 3: THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION TO THE iPHONE X AND BEYOND
We’ll complete our “Big History” odyssey that began with the Big Bang and took us through the increasing thresholds of complexity from pure energy to complex life forms. We’ll pick up from the dawn of agriculture and early civilizations to modernity, finish with a look at some new thresholds that carry the potential to change everything: artificial intelligence, extra-terrestrial colonization, gene-editing and more.
Dr. Freedman is an independent scholar and passionate world traveler who has explored over 150 countries. He is a highly sought-after guest lecturer on cruise ships and is an experienced expedition leader.
All Oakmont residents and their guests are welcome.
January 13: Ethical, Moral and Legal Dilemmas – Eric Sinrod
January 20: Why There is no Sex in Jane Austen – Susan Morgan
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon