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:

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 2017 Application form here.

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Sunday Lecture Series - Fall 2017

September 10
Back to the Future of Books
Merilyn Simonds, Author, Kingston


September 17
The Protestant Reformation in Germany
James M. Stayer, Professor Emeritus of History, Queen's University


September 24
Lessons Learned From the Adventure of Designing and Creating a Simple Country Home
Peri McQuay, Writer, Kingston


October 1
The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War
Jamie Swift, Author, Social Justice Advocate, Lecturer, Smith School of Business


October 8
Thanksgiving - No Lecture


October 15
Kingston's Own: The Fort Henry Guard 1938-2017
Steve Mecredy, Vice Principal, LDSB (Retired), Former Curator and Guard Commander, Fort Henry National Historic Site


October 22
Out of Syria – The Road From Damascus
Jamal Saeed, Syrian Writer and Refugee, Kingston


October 29
West Indian Slaves and English Gentlewoman: Susanna Moodie and Two Slave Narratives
Sandra Campbell, Professor (Retired), Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton University


November 5
Celebrating Geo-Heritage: Mistaken Point, Canada's Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guy Narbonne, Professor and Queen's Research Chair, Department of Geological Sciences and
Geological Engineering, Queen's University


November 12
The Role of the American Civil War in Canada's Confederation
Paul Van Nest, Secretary, Civil War Round Table of Greater Kingston


November 19
Nature: A Personal Exploration
Paul Fritz, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, McMaster University


November 26
Brain Cancer and Its Treatment: The Canadian Story and Kingston Link
Chris O'Callaghan, Senior Investigator, Canadian Cancer Trials Group, Queen's University


December 3
The Quakers of Monteverde, Or How I Spent My Winter Vacation
Glenn Torrie, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
Royal Military College, Kingston

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Tuesday Discussion - Fall 2017

September 12
What Did You Read This Summer?
Group Discussion

September 19
The Noble Tree: An Underrated Sentinel of Civilization and the Environment
Group Discussioon

September 26
Death Is Simply the Coming to the End of Doing, or So a Sage Once Said
Group Discussion

October 3
Universities: Oracles of Knowledge or Elevated Trade Schools of Global Consumerism?
Group Discussion

October 10
Thanksgiving- No Meeting

October 17
Has "Community Become an Abstract Term in the Internet Age?
Group Discussion

October 24
Are Smart Phones the New Teen Drug?
Group Discussion

October 31
Cult of Apologies Raises Issues
Group Discussion

November 7
Could Donald Trump Happen in Canada?
Group Discussion

November 14
How Do We Define Progress? Is It Confused with Change?
Group Discussion

November 21
What Makes Us (You, that is) Tick?
Group Discussion

November 28
Sharpen Your Critical Thinking!
Group Discussion

December 5
It's Impossible Not to Have an Attitude
Group Discussion

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