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 Winter 2018 Application form here.

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Sunday Lecture Series - Winter 2018

January 7
The First Spike: Early Transportation in Eastern Ontario
Steve Manders, Researcher, Explorer and Local Historian, Kingston

January 14
Down Inside: What is the Purpose of Prison?
Robert Clark, Deputy Warden (Retired), Correctional Services Canada, Author, Kingston

January 21
The Dawn of Civil Aviation: Legal and Technical Challenges
Gerard Chouest, Lawyer (Retired), Kingston

January 28
The Crisis of Inequality: An Economic Perspective
John Allan, Former Director, Fellow, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations,
School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

February 4
Reaching for Insight: Understanding Through Multimedia
Lowell Cochrane, Science Communicator, Show Communications, Kingston

February 11
To Be Or Not To Be Shakespeare’s Collaborator
Lars Thompson, Teacher (Retired), Author, Kingston

February 18
Grizzly Bears and People: Recent Research for Conservation of an Iconic Carnivore
Barrie K. Gilbert, Faculty Emeritus, Dept. of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

February 25
Signs of the Former Tenants: A Personal History of Poetry in Kingston
Eric Folsom, Kingston’s First Poet Laureate, Member of The League of Canadian Poets

March 4
Russian Adventures:Moscow to Meinypil'gyno
Marjorie Bousfield, Wolfe Island

March 11
My Time Will Come: Gustav Mahler - His Life and Music
Rick Cairns, Musician, Teacher (Retired), Kingston 

March 18 *
Borders and Belonging
Steven Heighton, Novelist, Poet, 2016 Governor General’s Award Winner, Kingston

March 25 **
Madness in the Opera
Thais Donald, President Emeritus, Kingston Opera Guild and Northumberland Opera Guild of the Canadian Opera Company

*This lecture is presented with the financial assistance of the Canadian Council through The Writers’ Union of Canada

**This lecture will be followed by the AGM. Refreshments will be served.


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Tuesday Discussion - Winter 2018

January 9
Just What IS the Kingston 'North End'?
Group Discussion

January 16
Anticipating the Dawn of Artificial Intelligence
Group Discussion

January 23
Future Computers: Where To from Here?
Group Discussion

January 30
Home Lies Where the Heart Is:
Or, Can You Ever Really Go Home?
Group Discussion

February 6
Luther's Reformation and the Consequences
Discussion Led by Paul Fritz

February 13

Floral Gardens of the United States
Presented by Peter Ashley
Group Discussion

February 20
My thoughts and Yours on Writing a Memoir
Presentation by David Russo

February 27
Classical Poetry Then and Poetry Now
Discussion Led by Jill Terrill

March 6
Miracles! Would You Believe?
Group Discussion

March 13
Pollution and Climate Change: How Local Is Local?
Group Discussion

March 20
Origins of Early Americans Part I
Video Presentation With Group Discussion
Hal Boden, Presenter

March 27
Origins of Early Americans Part II
Slide Presentation with Group Discussion
Hal Boden, Presenter


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