Watch 2018 Symons Medal & Lecture Live on November 23 at 12:30 p.m. (AST)
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2018 Symons Lecture Title: “The Lion’s Cub: The First World War and the evolution of the Canadian nation”
The Symons Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious honours and recognizes a distinguished individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life. Since 2004, Confederation Centre has honoured 17 distinguished Symons Medallists. Held each fall, the medal ceremony creates a national platform for a prominent Canadian to discuss the nation’s current state and future prospects.
Professor of history at the University of Oxford and former Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Dr. MacMillan is one of the world’s most distinguished specialists in modern international history. She is known as a historian whose published work is engaging for both experts and general audiences. Also known for her insightful contributions to public discourse, she is a sought-after commentator on pressing international issues of our time.
Professor MacMillan recently concluded a tour with the BBC’s Reith Lectures, an internationally renowned series now celebrating its 70th year. She delivered five lectures exploring the relationship between humanity and war in London, York, Beirut, Belfast and Toronto, which are now available to stream online at BBC Radio 4.
The 2018 Symons Medal Ceremony will take place in the Homburg Theatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI. It will be livestreamed on Confederation Centre’s YouTube channel and available on the Centre’s website shortly thereafter. Tickets for this important event will be available to the public via the Box Office on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10:00 a.m. There is no cost to attend but a printed ticket is required for admission and the booking limit is two tickets per person.
As always, Confederation Centre of the Arts donors receive priority access to tickets; Founders’ Circle members will be able to book their tickets beginning Nov. 1. For more information and to become a member of the Founders’ Circle for as little as $25 please visit confederationcentre.com/membership.
About the Symons Medal Ceremony and Lecture
The Symons Medal and Lecture Series is named in honour of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, a long-time supporter of Confederation Centre and a Board Governor. Professor Symons, the founding President of Trent University, is widely recognized for his work in the field of Canadian Studies, particularly within public policy, heritage, and education.