Under the theme of “New Approaches to Life”, the Community College at Lingnan University organised a series of well-received talks and a film show at the Arts and Humanities Festival 2012.
Three guest speakers were invited to share their life experiences in the talk series. Mr Chow Sze-chung, a forerunner of organic farming in Hong Kong, shared his experience as a farmer and discussed the relationship between environmental protection and sustainable development. Mr Lam Siu, former vice-chairman of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Hong Kong Society, gave a talk on Hallidayan Genre Theory and introduced various ways of translation and linguistic expressions. Ms Jo Ngai, anchor of Phoenix Television and executive director of The Nonsensemakers, narrated anecdotes in drama productions and performances and explored the contributions of creative industries to the development of Hong Kong.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the City Hall in Central, the Community College invited students to watch a Japanese film I Wish directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Film critic Ka Ming was invited to share his insights on the messages and techniques of the film after the screening.