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:

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 2020
(Room 101 Goodes Hall)

January 12
Tales from the Kitchen: The Community Which Grew Up Around Chez Piggy
Vicki Newbury, long time Head Chef at Chez Piggy restaurant and cooking instructor par excellence

January 19
Making a Children’s Book
Wallace Edwards, Governor General’s Award winning illustrator, and prolific writer/illustrator of children’s books

January 26
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in the History of Kingston
The Rev. Dr. Andrew J. R. Johnston, Minister, St. Andrew’s Church

February 2
The Legacy of Football at Queen’s University
Merv Daub, Emeritus Professor, Queen’s University, author of Gael Force (McGill-Queen’s Press), and an authority on the history of football at Queen’s

February 9
Hildegard von Bingen - 12th c. Abbess, Polymath and Composer
Holly Gwynne-Timothy, Artistic Director, Melos Choir and Period Instruments and Voice Teacher. Holly has been incorporating much of Hildegard’s repertoire in her programs for decades

February 16
The Klondike Gold Rush, Part I: The Sourdoughs
Paul Van Nest, scientist by training and historian at heart, has taught at RMC and St. Lawrence College. He is an active participant in Rotary, the Kingston Historical Society and the Civil War Round Table.

February 23
The Klondike Gold Rush, Part II: The Stampeders
Paul Van Nest

March 1
The Connection between Insurance, Finance, and Climate Change
Korey Pasch, Ph.D. Candidate (Queen's University) and Teaching Fellow
Department of Political Studies

March 8
Turtles, the Most Imperilled Vertebrate Species on the Planet and What You Can Do To Help
Mabyn Armstrong, Having witnessed the slaughter of turtles on Highway #2 Mabyn researched the issue of the peril facing Kingston area turtles and designed the ‘Turtles Kingston’ program.

Please note our programs for the next three lectures have been cancelled.

March 15
Terracotta Architectures & Arts of Bengal
Tarun Roy was born and grew up in Bengal and was exposed to Terracotta structures and arts from childhood. As a child he owned Terracotta toys and lived in his ancestral Terracotta abode at the village

March 22
Change of Speaker : To be announced.

March 29*
Literary Experience and its Impact upon Cultural identity
Clarissa de Leon, PhD Student, Curriculum Theorizing,
Faculty of Education, Queen's University

*AGM will follow talk. Refreshments will be served.


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Tuesday Discussion - Winter 2020

(Royal Kingston Curling Club)

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

January 14
Would You Buy a Driverless Car?
Discussion Leader: Hal Boden

January 21
Where in Canda/World Would You Like To Live? Why?
 Discussion Leader: Lars Thompson

January 28
How Should Oil Be Transported, If at All?
Discussion Leader: Peter Ashley

February 4
The Most Interesting Days of My Life
Discussion Leader: Elgin Bock

February 11
Is Democracy in Trouble?
Discussion Leader: John Allan 

February 18
Internet – Positive or Negative?
Discussion Leader: Barry Young 

February 25
Canada’s Banking System vs Others
Discussion Leader: Lars Thompson

March 3
Favourite Classic Movies
Group Discussion 

March 10
Tour of Mitchell Hall
Deborah Wintrob 

Please note that our next three discussions have been cancelled.

March 17
Is the Global Warming Catastrophe Avoidable?
Discussion Leader: Lars Thompson 

March 24
Some Aspects of Our World
Presentation by Hal Boden 

March 31
Can Capitalism Be Replaced? Why or Why Not?
Discussion Leader: John Allan


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