Part lecture, part excursion, these courses combine both the expertise of our instructors and the rich learning opportunities available in San Diego, outside the four walls of the classroom. Edventures may take place in more than one location (noted in course location description). Additional details will be sent before the start of a course to those who register.


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OF 0009.12 Culture and Cuisine of France

France is one of the most illustrious countries in the world and conjures images of elegance, art, literature, and glorious cuisine. Many of these images are rooted in a fantasy about this capital city. However, with recent world events, including the November 2015 terror attack and other incidents over the past two years, the idea of visiting Paris now also instills fear in some. Intrepid author Mary Duncan, who lives half her life in La Jolla and the other half in Paris, will join us to share what living in France is actually like. Questions about the current political and cultural climate of France will be open for discussion.

Format: 50% Lecture; 50% Lunch/Group discussion

Presenter: Mary Duncan

Mary Duncan is the author of Henry Miller is Under My Bed: People and Places on the Way to Paris, a memoir on Duncan’s life led around the world, but always rooted in France. A native of San Diego, California, she taught at San Diego State University for 25 years. Her academic subjects ranged from terrorism and the Irish Republican Army to leisure and work in contemporary society.

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