Lecture Explores History and Myths of the RMS Titanic

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University held a special lecture on the historic steamship RMS Titanic on November 29th.  

During the two-hour session, Titanic historian Christopher George explored many aspects of the history of the ship, from conception to disaster, its effect on culture, its current impact on society, and many of the myths and legends not generally known by the public. 

George has spent years of intense research on the Titanic, as well as other ocean liners of the period. He has lectured on various aspects of the Titanic, her sister ships, and other marine shipping disasters. In 1996, George was contacted by film director and producer James Cameron and was employed as one of the consultants on the film “Titanic.”

According to Christine Wheeler, Director of the Center, there was great interest in this particular session. “The story of the Titanic is one that continues to mystify people of all ages,” said Wheeler. “It’s been over 85 years since the tragedy occurred, yet so many people are still fascinated by it. We’re looking forward to offering it again in the spring.”

The lecture was part of the fall offerings at the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, a member-directed, multigenerational learning community that invites members to participate in diverse, collaborative, life-enhancing intellectual and social activities.

For more information about the Center, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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