Though Paris is the city of love, it is also the place where the modern traditions of Western death and burial were established. Dr. Gopin’s lecture will trace the tradition of mass burial in Parisian church graveyards to the new modern idea of the world’s first cemetery in 1804. Père Lachaise Cemetery is the culmination […]
Economic and social causes of poverty in S’pore and what we can do about it-
A Wee Kim Wee Centre Talk co- hosted with Future of Singapore
(16 September 2017)
Wee Kim Wee Centre is proud to present Writers In Celebration 2017 featuring wonderful writers from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Please come and enjoy listening as they read from their works and participate in the different/various discussions. Also imbibe of some fine drinks and good food.
‘The Journalism of Politics and the Politics of Journalism’
A British Council ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ Lecture
featuring Bridget Kendall MBE
Millions of women in Asia are on the rise – taking advantage of expanding economic and educational opportunities, political participation, increasing rights and influence within their societies. At the same time, others remain trapped in a cycle of illiteracy, poverty, or ill health, often lacking the means to raise themselves and their families out of it. Investing in women fundamentally strengthens families, and improving social, economic, and political opportunities for women improves societies as a whole.
Hanibal Srouji, a painter have left Lebanon because of the civil war which set their country in fire from 1975 to 1990. Hanibal’s paintings are autobiographical works linked to the history of Lebanon.
“What is Singapore’s Next Big Thing?” An intellectual salvo from young and passionate Singaporeans inhabiting different slices of Singapore society, The Birthday Book is a collection of 51 essays presented as a birthday gift to the nation and its people. What are the milestones that Singapore is headed into – the next big things – in the view of this inaugural group of contributors?