The 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: Beth Dougan 613-549-1910
Tuesday Discussion details are below. Individual participants speak on their special areas of interest and invite discussion.
For further information contact Bill Reid: 613-542-8590
Download a copy of the full program for both here.
Download a copy of the Winter 2018 Application form here.
Sunday Lecture Series - Winter 2018
The First Spike: Early Transportation in Eastern Ontario
Steve Manders, Researcher, Explorer and Local Historian, Kingston
Down Inside: What is the Purpose of Prison?
Robert Clark, Deputy Warden (Retired), Correctional Services Canada, Author, Kingston
The Dawn of Civil Aviation: Legal and Technical Challenges
Gerard Chouest, Lawyer (Retired), Kingston
The Crisis of Inequality: An Economic Perspective
John Allan, Former Director, Fellow, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations,
School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Reaching for Insight: Understanding Through Multimedia
Lowell Cochrane, Science Communicator, Show Communications, Kingston
To Be Or Not To Be Shakespeare’s Collaborator
Lars Thompson, Teacher (Retired), Author, Kingston
Grizzly Bears and People: Recent Research for Conservation of an Iconic Carnivore
Barrie K. Gilbert, Faculty Emeritus, Dept. of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
Signs of the Former Tenants: A Personal History of Poetry in Kingston
Eric Folsom, Kingston’s First Poet Laureate, Member of The League of Canadian Poets
Russian Adventures:Moscow to Meinypil'gyno
Marjorie Bousfield, Wolfe Island
My Time Will Come: Gustav Mahler - His Life and Music
Rick Cairns, Musician, Teacher (Retired), Kingston
March 18 *
Borders and Belonging
Steven Heighton, Novelist, Poet, 2016 Governor General’s Award Winner, Kingston
March 25 **
Madness in the Opera
Thais Donald, President Emeritus, Kingston Opera Guild and Northumberland Opera Guild of the Canadian Opera Company
*This lecture is presented with the financial assistance of the Canadian Council through The Writers’ Union of Canada
**This lecture will be followed by the AGM. Refreshments will be served.
Just What IS the Kingston 'North End'?
Anticipating the Dawn of Artificial Intelligence
Future Computers: Where To from Here?
Home Lies Where the Heart Is:
Or, Can You Ever Really Go Home?
Floral Gardens of the United States
Presented by Peter Ashley
Group Discussion (Swapped from Feb 13)
Luther's Reformation and the Consequences
Discussion Led by Paul Fritz (Swapped from Feb 6)
My thoughts and Yours on Writing a Memoir
Presentation by David Russo
Classical Poetry Then and Poetry Now
Discussion Led by Jill Terrill
Miracles! Would You Believe?
Pollution and Climate Change: How Local Is Local?
Origins of Early Americans Part I
Video Presentation With Group Discussion
Hal Boden, Presenter
Origins of Early Americans Part II
Slide Presentation with Group Discussion
Hal Boden, Presenter