The Military Museums

TMM Lecture Series and Films

The Lecture Series is your opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of historical and military related topics. The lectures are held various evenings at The Military Museum from September until May. Unless otherwise stated, the lecture format is as follows:

Lecture Series Information

  • Location QEII Atrium at TMM
  • Reception 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
  • Lecture begins 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)
  • Admission By donation. (Suggested donation, $10)


Upcoming Lectures

The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports

Also attending: Ryan Mullens with his Vimy Flute

Date: Thurs, 23 Nov, 2017
Lecturer: Mark Zuehlke

The story of how First Canadian Army opened the way to the Allied victory in World War II.

Mark Zuehlke is an award-winning author generally considered to be Canada’s foremost popular military historian. His Canadian Battle Series is the most exhaustive recounting of the battles and campaigns fought by any nation during World War II to have been written by a single author.

Also attending this evening will be Ryan Mullens of the Vimy Flute Project. Ryan had two flutes made out of the wood from one of the Vimy oaks planted in France. He was with Mark Zuehlke on the Liberation Tours Vimy 100 pilgrimage in Spring 2017, and played his flute at various Canadian War cemeteries during the tour.

Enigma 100: From Alan Turing to James Bond to BlackBerry and Quantum Cryptography

Date: Friday, 24 Nov, 2017  Note: Date has changed
Lecturer: Peter Berg, PhD - Department of Science Chair, Professor in Mathematics & Physics, University of Alberta

Join us at The Military Museums for an in-depth lecture on the Enigma Machine with Peter Berg, Chair of Science at the University of Alberta. In this presentation you will learn about the inner workings of the Enigma Machine, Alan Turing and his team at Bletchley Park. Dr. Berg will also describe the ties to modern espionage and encryption technology and what James Bond has to do with all of this.

An Enigma Machine will also be on display, thanks to the Naval Museum of Alberta.

The Syrian Refugee Experience

Date: Thurs, 30 Nov, 2017
Lecturer: Saima Jamal and Sam Namora

Saima Jamal and Sam Namora are co-founders of the Syrian Refugee Support Group. They will speak about Syria, the war and the resulting refugee crisis. Saima and Sam will also talk specifically about Calgarian’s response to Syrian newcomers and their own work with the Syrian Refugee Support Group.

On this evening, we will also celebrate the installation of a replica Syrian house within The Military Museums, a project by Syrian newcomers to Calgary that will be on display until the end of December.

This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibit Behind the Lines: An exhibition of Syrian Art, on display in the Founders Gallery.



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