Orientation: The group leader will go over program details and answer any questions.Dinner: In the hotel
Menus are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: Introductions: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
A richly illustrated lecture tour of French Impressionism in its artistic, social and political contexts: from Monet's and Morisot's landscapes of light and atmosphere to Renoir's sparkling scenes of modernity. French Impressionism aimed to capture the atmosphere of an instantaneous moment in time.Lunch: Lunch in hotel
Afternoon: Free time to take complimentary shuttle to explore downtown Burlingame.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Evening: "Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains"
First Amendment controversies are peopled with colorful characters, from war protesters to pornographers to dogged reporters, Supreme Court Justices, and hapless misfits. This course is about those who intentionally or accidentally became free speech heroes or villains (it’s hard to tell them apart). Some famous, some obscure, all played a role in contributing to our modern understanding of freedom of speech and the press.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the winter of 1347, a deadly epidemic reached Europe’s Mediterranean ports and quickly spread inland. Two years later, the disease, known to later generations as the Black Death, had killed about 40 percent of the European population and shaken Medieval European society to its very core. The Black Death, moreover, occurred as Europe was experiencing what may very well have been the most calamitous century in its long and turbulent history. The disease hit Europe during the opening phase of the Hundred Years’ War; a mere two decades after the Great Famine which had killed 3 million people in seven years; in the midst of the worst crisis the Medieval Church ever suffered; and just a few years before Europe’s peasant population began going into bloody revolts. This was a society in crisis. This course aims to understand the causes, immediate impact, and long-term consequences of this catastrophe and to try to appreciate how a highly developed society deals with extreme crisis.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "The Black Death"Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S.are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.Lunch: In the hotel.Afternoon: "Great Songs from Broadway Bombs"Dinner: In the hotel.Evening: Musical entertainment: Mark Levy
Mark has been performing and singing since birth, according to his mother, a singer of show tunes and opera herself. He sings songs from all over the world, from the American songbook, folk music of many traditions, and accompanies himself on guitar. His travel schedule includes coast to coast tours, Europe and Road Scholar programs in many locations for the past 20 years.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The program concludes after lunch. Hotel checkout is by noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch