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The second fall course in the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) Lifelong Learner’s curriculum begins Thursday, October 11. “Crown, Sword and Charter: Making the Monarchy” will explore the medieval foundations of kingship and consider the survival of royal traditions and institutions into modern times. Taught by Julie Gibert, PhD, of the History Department, topics will include Alfred the Great, the consequences of the Norman Conquest, the meaning of the Magna Carta and the reinvention of monarchy under the Tudors. Click on the link for times and more details.

Enrollment is open to anyone in the Buffalo community interested in learning. The courses do not require papers or tests, rather they will be filled with good discussion. Courses are not part of any Canisius College degree program. All classes meet on the Canisius campus in Science Hall 1017. Parking is available. Each six-session course costs $60.

For questions, contact Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair, Classics Department, at or (716) 888-2713.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, ICMS