25 anniversary badgeThe Sunday Lecture Series:

The Sunday Lecture Series features guest speakers who share their knowledge and areas of expertise with participants. Each lecture is followed by a question period. We always welcome suggestions from our members for topics.

For information on The Sunday Lecture Series, please contact: Gerard Chouest 613-549-3089

Tuesday Discussion:

Tuesday Discussion details are below. Individual participants speak on their special areas of interest and invite discussion. 

Download a copy of the full Program for both here.

Download a copy of the Application form here.

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Sunday Lecture Series - Winter 2019
(Room 101 Goodes Hall)

January 6
House Beautiful: Decorating Terra Cotta on Kingston's Heritage Architecture
Dorothy Farr, Former Curator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

January 13
My Life as a Canadian Muslim Woman
Alia Hogben, Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women

January 20 (Cancelled due to inclement weather)
How Changing Technology Has Affected the Makeup of the Whig-Standard
Ian McAlpine, Multi-media Journalist at the Whig-Standard

January 27
Mississaugas, Mohawks, and The Crawford Purchase, 1783: Understanding the Indigenous Contexts of the Establishment of Kingston
Laura Murray, Professor, Queen’s University

February 3
Nobody Carries My Bags
E. Anne MacDonald, Canadian Armed Forces, Warrant Officer, Retired

February 10
From History to Medicine to Psychiatry: Why I Am Still a Psychiatrist
Dr. Eric Prost, M. D., FRCPC

February 17
Roots of Western Polyphony and Bel Canto, 12th to 18th Centuries
Holly Gwynne-Timothy, Artistic Director, Melos Choir and Period Instruments, Voice Teacher, Early Music Specialist, Busy Mother

February 24
Ontario Street: Brewers, Bakers and Boilermakers, 1830-1970. A Peek at the Upcoming City of Kingston Exhibition at PumpHouse Museum (April – November 2019).
Paul Robertson, City Curator, City of Kingston

March 3
Where the Birds Are: A Birding Year in Eastern Ontario-- the Best Times to See Our Native and Migrant Birds and the Best Places to Look.
Anthony Kaduck, President, Kingston Field Naturalists

March 10 
The Laws of War: Challenges and Opportunities
Michael Kocsis, Adjunct Professor, Utica College

March 17
Woodwork in Historic Buildings of the Kingston Region
Jennifer McKendry, Architectural Historian

March 24
The Inukshuk: Authenticity and Agency in an Iconic Image
Norman Varano, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Queen’s University, Curator of Indigenous Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

March 31*
Responding to Our Community
Travis Mitchell, HCV Community Liaison/OPS Coordinator, Street Health Centre
*AGM will follow talk. Refreshments will be served.


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Tuesday Discussion - Winter 2019

Individual participants speak on their special areas of interest and invite discussion (as listed below).

For more information contact: Deborah Wintrob 613-777-8835


January 8
Three Immigrant Groups Who Left Their Mark on Spanish Culture: Celtic, Phoenician & Greek Colonists
Group Discussion and short film

January 15
Art through Time, a Global View: Themes Connecting Works of Art Around the World
Discussion Leader: Lars Thompson

January 22
The History of the Ottoman Empire: documentary film and discussion
Discussion Leader: Hal Boden

January 29 Program changed to Alternative History of Britain, Discussion Leader: Hal Boden
{Catherine the Great's Hermitage Art Collection: documentary film and discussion
Discussion Leader: Dorothy Rhedey}

February 5
The Most Famous, Interesting, Wealthy or Obnoxious Person That I Have Met
Discussion Leader: Elgin Bock

February 12
Should Canada have a Military? If so, what should it look like?
Discussion Leader: Peter Ashley

February 19
If NAFTA or the New United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) Does Not Occur, What Could Happen?
Discussion Leader: Barry Young

February 26
Dipping into Dickens: What is a Classic?
Discussion Leader: Lars Thompson

March 5
Quebec Politics, Art and Literature
Discussion Leader: Jérôme McDuff

March 12
What Will the Future University Look Like? How Is University Education Changing and Why?
Group Discussion

March 19
Conspiracy Theories
Discussion Leader: Lars Thompson

March 26
Tax: Why Is It a Bad Word?
Discussion Leader: Barry Young


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