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Book Club: Dear Life
***Registration quota is full.***

While a long hot summer of momentous events that shocked the world pulled our heartstrings we must surely take succour from returning to basics – our relationship with families, relatives and friends. Nobel Laureate Alice Munro’s last short story collection, Dear Life, leads us via the lives of small town Ontario through tumultuous events of the 20th century, through changes wrought by war, by sexual revolution and by economic ups and downs. In the end we may find that people to whom we relate matters as much as ideals and ideologies, that whispers and nuance matters more than sound and fury.
Members of this Book Club are expected to take an active role in leading discussions and making presentations.

Host: Mr. Peter Lai 黎慶寧先生 (Honorary Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU; the first ‘local’ Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Government)

Dates: 19/10 (Sat) & 2/11 (Sat)
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Venue: Gatherland2001, 2/F, Pao Siu Loong Building, HKU
Language: English
Fee: $100 (Enrolled students will receive paperback copy of the book. A deposit of $50 will be refunded upon full attendance.)
Quota: 10

To enrol, please submit the enrolment form, together with $100 in cash, to GE Office from 13/9/2019 (Fri) onwards. First come, first admitted.


Schedule:
Date Time Venue
19 Oct 2019 15:00 - 18:00 Gatherland2001
02 Nov 2019 15:00 - 18:00 Gatherland2001
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
Host: Mr. Peter Lai 黎慶寧先生
After graduating with first-class honours at HKU in 1973, Mr. Lai joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer. From 1985 Mr. Lai was almost continuously engaged in Sino-British negotiations on the future arrangements for Hong Kong and was appointed a Member of the Sino-British Land Commission (1991 – 1994). In late 1994 he was appointed the first 'local' Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Government. He left the civil service on 1 August 1998. Mr. Lai is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU.