Spring 2020 Lecture Series - Continued

February 14, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Women Inventors Who Didn't Make the History Books

Join us for a fascinating look at women who never made history. Was it because they were too well-behaved - or needed a better PR agent? This morning's lecture will enlighten you on the real story of some popular inventions and who really deserved the credit. While you will never find names like Margareter Knight and Mary Anderson as the answer on final "Jeopardy,"  they deserve a rightful place in history. One invented the windshield wiper. Another, the flat-bottomed paper bag. Learn about these and other extraordinary women who never got the credit they deserved -  nor a mention in our history books.

 Instructor: Sheryl Long. Sheryl is a retired communications and marketing manager with a BA in Mass Communications from USF. She has a curious mind and loves a good story.

February 21, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Neil Armstrong - Boy Scout, Pilot and Hero

Follow the "flight path" of this extraordinary gentleman and pioneer who walked on the moon as he gains altitude throughout his lifetime. Learn of his lifelong obsession with model airplanes, his early obsession with flying and his reticence about appearing on the public stage. Join us as we hear authorized personal recollections and quotes that will provide a unique insight into this hero.

Instructor: Hal Hultman. Hal has degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering/Operations Research and Financial Economics.  He served as a Nuclear Weapons Officer in the U.S. Army and following active duty, was assigned to the computer design team for the Saturn V, the Space Shuttle program and flight of Columbia. 

February 28, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

The Virgin Queen - Elizabeth I

Travel back in time and explore this complex and fascinating woman who skillfully navigated challenges to become one of England's greatest monarchs. One of these challenges was the expectation that she would allow her advisors and husband to govern, while she focused on her primary responsibility - to marry and produce an heir. Queen Elizabeth I of England & Ireland did neither and yet survived and thrived, as did the England she ruled.

Instructor: Stephanie Keating.  Stephanie recently retired after 32 years of developing and delivering educational courses for financial services employees and their clients. While her career was in the world of finance, she never lost her passion for Tudor-Stuart England and Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland.

March 6, 2020 - 10 a.m.

The House that John Built

Next week we will travel to the Ringling in Sarasota. Start your research by learning about the fabulous Ringling mansion built by circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mable, one of the most spectacular waterfront estates in Florida in the 1920's. Join us on a virtual tour of the Ca d'Zan (House of John) and the collection of Old Masters paintings from the 15th to 19th centuries.  And next week plan on seeing the mansion in person!


(Note: Subscribers will have complimentary admission to the Museum and Art Gallery. A tour of the mansion is optional. Admission is $10.00)

Instructor;: John Schloder. After studying in Paris and beginning his museum career at the Louve, John. Schloder returned to the US to work for the Cleveland Musem of Art. He was also Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Joslyn Museum of Art (Omaha, Nebraska), before accepting the directorship of the St. Petersburg
Museum of Fine Art. Dr. Schloder has taught at Case Western Reserve University, The University of Alabama, The University of Nebraska, USF, and OLLI at Eckerd College.

March 13, 2020

Bus Excursion -  Subscribers Only

Academia Hernando meets at:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 
2301 Deltona Blvd. Spring Hill

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