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Medieval life focus on pre-fair lecture series



With the annual Medieval Fair of Norman about a month away, the University of Oklahoma Outreach's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will help lead up to it by presenting "A Medieval Experience," a series of free educational seminars exploring the Middle Ages, guided by experts on:
" art,
" religion,
" music and
" architecture.

Chris Elliott, program director, said the sessions are not only helpful ways to get involved in the community, but useful tools when it comes to learning more about the medieval time period, from none other than university professors.

"We wanted to do something different for the Norman community and the students of Norman," Elliott said. "The OU community loves the Medieval Fair, so it only made sense to have free, noncredit sessions that would give people an idea of what really went on during that time period before they attend the fair."

Upcoming sessions include:
" "The Black Death," presented by history professor Roberta Magnusson;
" "Meadhalls, Moats, and Monasteries: Medieval Architecture in Britain," presented by architecture professor Eleanor Weinel; and
" "Explorations into the Historical and Contemporary Versions of the Music of the Middle Ages," presented by music instructors Miranda Arana and Steve Vanlandingham.

Each will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays through March 25 in the Thurman J. White Forum, 1704 Asp in Norman.

Admission is free and the sessions are open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, call 325-3488 or visit their site. "Joanna Rus

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