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Study Groups and Lectures: The UP Series


In brief, the UP Series is a British TV miniseries that has become world-famous. It began in 1964 with interviews of 14 selected children. The premise of the film was taken from the Jesuit motto "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man".

Since then every seven years the same individuals have been interviewed, the latest episode was made this year and is titled 56 UP. The study group will examine some of the themes raised, e.g.: coming-of-age, issues of class, the 60s sexual revolution, marriage, parenthood, and so on. Using portions of these films, we will examine many of these issues, in the light of our own lived experience. We will start by watching the latest available film (49 UP) widely distributed on DVD.

We will select one or more of these individuals to follow on film at different stages of their lives. We will then discuss some of the issues raised, and, perhaps, relate them to our own experiences. One of the goals is to examine how our world has evolved in a social sense since 1964, using personal experience as a source.


Moderators: Dennis Creamer

To register by mail or in person: Pay for your membership ($100) and any lectures ($7 each) with a single cheque payable to McGill University. Cash is not accepted. To register online: You have the option to use Internet banking. You can set up McGill University as a payee with your bank. You may also register for a lecture at the door (the fee is $10) on the day of the lecture. We recommend that you contact the office beforehand to check if space is available. Lectures are non-refundable. Full details:

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


2nd Floor - 688 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R1


November 26, 2012 to January 16, 2013


General $10.00 CAD  


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Phone: 514-398-8234