COMMONWEALTH SPEAKER SERIES
Over the course of her record breaking sixty-four year reign, the Queen has devoted herself to her role as Head of the Commonwealth, keeping the organization together through the social and political changes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The talk will examine the Queen's relationship with the Commonwealth from her coronation to the present day.
Featuring special guest speaker
Dr. Carolyn Harris
Historian and Author
Carolyn Harris teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her Ph.D in European history from Queen’s University in 2012. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the U.K., Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazineand the BBC News Magazine, and she is the author of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada and Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette. Her 3rd book: Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting will be published by Dundurn Press in 2017. She lives in Toronto.
Reception: 6:15 pm / AGM: 7:00 pm / Dinner: 7:30 pm