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 2017 Application form here.
Sunday Lecture Series - Fall 2017
Back to the Future of Books
Merilyn Simonds, Author, Kingston
The Protestant Reformation in Germany
James M. Stayer, Professor Emeritus of History, Queen's University
Lessons Learned From the Adventure of Designing and Creating a Simple Country Home
Peri McQuay, Writer, Kingston
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
Thanksgiving - No Lecture
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
Out of Syria – The Road From Damascus
Jamal Saeed, Syrian Writer and Refugee, Kingston
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
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
The Role of the American Civil War in Canada's Confederation
Paul Van Nest, Secretary, Civil War Round Table of Greater Kingston
Nature: A Personal Exploration
Paul Fritz, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, McMaster University
Brain Cancer and Its Treatment: The Canadian Story and Kingston Link
Chris O'Callaghan, Senior Investigator, Canadian Cancer Trials Group, Queen's University
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
What Did You Read This Summer?
The Noble Tree: An Underrated Sentinel of Civilization and the Environment
Death Is Simply the Coming to the End of Doing, or So a Sage Once Said
Universities: Oracles of Knowledge or Elevated Trade Schools of Global Consumerism?
Thanksgiving- No Meeting
Has "Community Become an Abstract Term in the Internet Age?
Are Smart Phones the New Teen Drug?
Cult of Apologies Raises Issues
Could Donald Trump Happen in Canada?
How Do We Define Progress? Is It Confused with Change?
What Makes Us (You, that is) Tick?
Sharpen Your Critical Thinking!
It's Impossible Not to Have an Attitude