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 - Fall 2019
(Room 101 Goodes Hall)

September 8
Tattle Tales from a One-Room Schoolhouse
Faye Batchelor, Retired Educator with the Limestone District School Board, and Charlotte Clark, Retired Music Teacher with the Kingston/Frontenac/Limestone School Boards

September 15
The Mad and the Bad: Transinstitutionalization in the Kingston Penitentiary and Rockwood Asylum
Chantal Valiquette, Queen's Medical Student Class of 2020, History of Medicine Enthusiast

September 22
Security, Defence and Political Demography
Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada

September 29
The Americas Before 1492
David Patterson, The “1492 Guy” who specializes in the history and culture of the pre-1492 Americas

October 6
The Russian Revolution as Turning Point of 20th Century History
John Berry, Member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers with a passion for 19th and 20th century Russian literature and history

October 13
Thanksgiving – no lecture

October 20
French Canadian Mariners and Old Kingston
David More, Scholar with a special interest in the story of French-Canadian mariners between the American invasions of 1775 and the end of the War of 1812

October 27
How Changing Technology Has Affected the Makeup of the Whig-Standard
Ian MacAlpine, Multi-media Journalist at the Whig-Standard

November 3
Why We Travel
Neil Hobbs, Family Physician with particular interests in medicine in remote areas of the world who, like Odysseus, has seen many cities and shared the thought of their citizens

November 10
Nursing on the Labrador
Dana Edge, Associate Professor in the Queen's School of Nursing, who has practised nursing in six jurisdictions in North America, including Alaska and Labrador

November 17
Medicine and Physicians in Renaissance Theatre
Peter Aston, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen's University

November 24
Commemoration of Molly Brant
Susan Bazely, Professional Archaeologist with lengthy commitment to study of the Kingston area, former Executive Director of the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, current doctoral student at Queen’s University

December 1
Flora and Fauna and What’s Down the Road
Peter Ashley, PhD, Queen’s University, Alcan Research, Norton Co. (Retired)


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Tuesday Discussion - Fall 2019

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

For more information contact: Deborah Wintrob 613-777-8835

September 10
How Safe is Your Personal Data, In the Cloud and Elsewhere?
Group Discussion

September 17
First Past the Post versus Proportional Representation
Sean Ahern

September 24
Who is Your Favourite Author and Why?
Lars Thompson

October 1
What Is a Trade? Where and How Should It Be Taught?
Hal Boden

October 8
Who Are Our International “Friends”?
Group Discussion

October 15
Is a Cell/Smart Phone Now a Necessity?
Group Discussion

October 22
Is Canada’s Claim to the North in Danger?
Lars Thompson

October 29
Should Canada Have a Military?
Peter Ashley

November 5
How Does Quebec Politics Affect the Federal Government?
Barry Young

November 12
Social Media and Its Effect on the Young
Deborah Wintrob

November 19
Happiness and How to Measure It
Group Discussion

November 26
Images From Wilderness Travels
Jerôme McDuff

December 3
What Does It Mean to Be Free?
Peter Ashley


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