Anthony Hopkins, AGM – Guest Speaker
will speak on the subject of
Politics Makes Strange Cellmates: Design Evolution of the Old Don Jail
Tony Hopkins spent several decades as a member of the English Department of Glendon College, York University, concentrating his teaching on English and American novels primarily from the first half of the twentieth century. He also frequently taught an Humanities course dealing with institutions such as prisons, schools, hospitals and asylums as these are found in fiction and in film. His conference papers, academic articles and books address issues in both his areas of interest. Several serendipitous stumbles led first to fortunate encounters with some Upper Canada gaols / jails, then to a strong need to see the original architectural drawings for the Don Jail, which the Ontario Ministry of Corrections unsuccessfully opposed.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 AGM at 5:45pm followed by Guest Speaker
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview
Admission: Free to members