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: Gerard Chouest 613-549-3089
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 Fall 2018 Application form here.
Sunday Lecture Series - Fall 2018
(Room 101 Goodes Hall)
QUILL Celebrates 25 Years of Lifelong Learning
Tom Harris, Interim Provost, Vice Principal (Academic), Queen’s University
I Walk on This Land as a Treaty Person: Language, Land and Identity as a Settler Canadian Jill Scott, Vice-Provost, Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture, Queen’s University
Keeping It In The Family: The Experience of Writing “Emancipation Day” and “Up From Freedom”
Wayne Grady, Author, Kingston
Smart Machines: A New Vision of Human Potential or Just More of the Same Old?
Merlin Donald, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
A Visit to City Point Civil War Park: Headquarters of Ulysses S. Grant
Tarun Roy, Scientist (Retired), Kingston
Thanksgiving – no lecture
Who Are We? Our Personal Identity and Its Historical Context
David Russo, Professor Emeritus of History, McMaster University, Hamilton
Reading Indigenously: Cultivating Indigenous Relationships and Literature Through the Public Library
Jacob Miller, Kingston Frontenac Public Library Outreach
Urban Nature Conservation: Attracting and Understanding the Wild Bird in Your Backyard
Paul Oliver, Owner, Urban Nature Store, Kingston
Local Boy Makes Good: Edward “Eddie” Robert Peacock (Qu MA 1894) Finds Fame and Fortune in London
Duncan McDowall, University Historian and Adjunct Professor of History, Queen’s University
Of Plagues and Vampires: Believable Myths and Unbelievable Facts from Medical Practice
Michael Hefferon, Author, Pediatrician (Retired), Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Oncology, Queen’s University
Lemkin’s Legacy: The Passage into Law of the UN’s (1948) Genocide Convention
Michael Kocsis, Adjunct Professor, Utica College, Master of Laws Student, Queen’s University
Kingston During the American Civil War
Bruce Cossar, Academic Librarian, Presbyterian Minister (Retired), Kingston
A Walk in Longwood Gardens, PA, and Albuquerque, NM
Peter Ashley, PhD, Queen’s University, Alcan Research, Norton Co. (Retired)
*This lecture is presented with the financial assistance of the Canadian Council through the Writers’ Union of Canada
What Did You Read This Summer?
Field Trip: Meet at Kingston City Hall 1:30 pm
Tour and Discussion
Eileen: The Making of Orwell
Presented by Author Silvia Topp
What Were You Doing When ‘Such and Such’ Happened?
Thanksgiving – no meeting
According to Marshall McLuhan “Art is whatever you say it is” or “Anything you can get away with”
Your Smartphone Is Making You Stupid, Antisocial and Unhealthy
Whatever Happened to the Art of Conversation?
How Confident Are You of Your News Sources, or Does It Matter?
Technical Advance by Itself Creates More Problems Than It Solves
Do Political Parties Matter Any More to the Masses?
What Is ‘The Middle Class’ and Who Is ‘The Little Guy’?
Is Religion Understated in Dealing With Social Problems?