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For more than 25 years, the Academy for Lifelong Learning has attracted members who are intellectually curious, interested in exploring and understanding the world, sharing ideas, and meeting others who share their interests.

Lace Up Your Walking Shoes For The Next Coats-Optional Walk

 

When : Monday, February 19, 2018 - Meet at 10am

Where:  City Hall - Ground Floor Lobby - near the east stairs 
(north of Nathan Phillips Square - a short walk from Queen or
Osgoode subway stations)

What:  Last year members enjoyed reviewing the art work in City Hall, 
so we are doing it again. We will meander through the west side of
the PATH to the Financial District and back up the east side to
the Atrium.

Lunch: The Pickle Barrel; concourse level, Atrium on Bay

Workshops

Workshops and lively discussions in the arts, sciences, and current affairs held weekdays at Knox College, U of T

Talks

Academy members and well-known experts present thought-provoking talks on a wide range of academic, social and political issues

Walks

Join Academy members weekly through the autumn and spring to explore Toronto’s neighbourhoods

Social

Meet and mingle with Academy members at a number of social events

February 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
January 28, 2018 January 29, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
January 30, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

10:00 am: Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction

10:00 am: Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Reading through Race

12:00 pm: Reading through Race

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Unusual Museums: The Search Continues

2:00 pm: Unusual Museums: The Search Continues
January 31, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Opinions

10:00 am: Opinions

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

Category: Academy Forums2:00 pm: Syrian Sanctuary

2:00 pm: Syrian Sanctuary
February 1, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: BIG QUESTIONS IN ART

10:00 am: BIG QUESTIONS IN ART

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Economist Readers

10:00 am: Economist Readers

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film B

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film B

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Literature: Living Other Lives

12:00 pm: Literature: Living Other Lives

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation

2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation
February 2, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Literary Biographies

10:00 am: Literary Biographies

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Photography

12:00 pm: Photography

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
February 3, 2018
February 4, 2018 February 5, 2018 February 6, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Film Directors

10:00 am: Film Directors

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Memoir Writing and Reading

10:00 am: Memoir Writing and Reading

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: European Union: Past, Present & Future

12:00 pm: European Union: Past, Present & Future

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Who Owns The Arctic

12:00 pm: Who Owns The Arctic

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: From Theory To Practice: Scientific Discoveries That Changed the Way We Live

2:00 pm: From Theory To Practice: Scientific Discoveries That Changed the Way We Live
February 7, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Europe 9000 BC - 1000 AD

10:00 am: Europe 9000 BC - 1000 AD

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

10:00 am: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Cultivate Your Green Thumb

12:00 pm: Cultivate Your Green Thumb

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Reflections On Aging: What Does It Mean To Grow Old?

12:00 pm: Reflections On Aging: What Does It Mean To Grow Old?

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Great Indian Fiction Writers

2:00 pm: Great Indian Fiction Writers
February 8, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Economist Readers

10:00 am: Economist Readers

Category: Workshops10:00 am: New Yorker Readers

10:00 am: New Yorker Readers

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Architecture: Great Libraries of the World

2:00 pm: Architecture: Great Libraries of the World

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Exploring The History Of Food and Drink

2:00 pm: Exploring The History Of Food and Drink
February 9, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1900-2017

10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1900-2017

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Stand-Up Comedy For Seniors

10:00 am: Stand-Up Comedy For Seniors

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: About Rome II

12:00 pm: About Rome II

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Conflict Resolution

12:00 pm: Contemporary Conflict Resolution

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
February 10, 2018
February 11, 2018 February 12, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
February 13, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

10:00 am: Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction

10:00 am: Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Reading through Race

12:00 pm: Reading through Race

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Unusual Museums: The Search Continues

2:00 pm: Unusual Museums: The Search Continues
February 14, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Opinions

10:00 am: Opinions

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

Category: Academy Forums2:00 pm: Toronto Island: A Unique Community

2:00 pm: Toronto Island: A Unique Community

Category: Important Dates4:00 pm: Board Meeting

4:00 pm: Board Meeting
February 15, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: BIG QUESTIONS IN ART

10:00 am: BIG QUESTIONS IN ART

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Economist Readers

10:00 am: Economist Readers

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film B

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film B

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Literature: Living Other Lives

12:00 pm: Literature: Living Other Lives

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation

2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation
February 16, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Literary Biographies

10:00 am: Literary Biographies

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Photography

12:00 pm: Photography

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
February 17, 2018
February 18, 2018 February 19, 2018 February 20, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Film Directors

10:00 am: Film Directors

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Memoir Writing and Reading

10:00 am: Memoir Writing and Reading

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: European Union: Past, Present & Future

12:00 pm: European Union: Past, Present & Future

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Who Owns The Arctic

12:00 pm: Who Owns The Arctic

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: From Theory To Practice: Scientific Discoveries That Changed the Way We Live

2:00 pm: From Theory To Practice: Scientific Discoveries That Changed the Way We Live
February 21, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Europe 9000 BC - 1000 AD

10:00 am: Europe 9000 BC - 1000 AD

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

10:00 am: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Cultivate Your Green Thumb

12:00 pm: Cultivate Your Green Thumb

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Reflections On Aging: What Does It Mean To Grow Old?

12:00 pm: Reflections On Aging: What Does It Mean To Grow Old?

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Great Indian Fiction Writers

2:00 pm: Great Indian Fiction Writers
February 22, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Economist Readers

10:00 am: Economist Readers

Category: Workshops10:00 am: New Yorker Readers

10:00 am: New Yorker Readers

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Architecture: Great Libraries of the World

2:00 pm: Architecture: Great Libraries of the World

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Exploring The History Of Food and Drink

2:00 pm: Exploring The History Of Food and Drink
February 23, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1900-2017

10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1900-2017

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Stand-Up Comedy For Seniors

10:00 am: Stand-Up Comedy For Seniors

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: About Rome II

12:00 pm: About Rome II

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Conflict Resolution

12:00 pm: Contemporary Conflict Resolution

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
February 24, 2018
February 25, 2018 February 26, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
February 27, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

10:00 am: Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction

10:00 am: Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Reading through Race

12:00 pm: Reading through Race

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Unusual Museums: The Search Continues

2:00 pm: Unusual Museums: The Search Continues
February 28, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Opinions

10:00 am: Opinions

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

Category: Academy Forums2:00 pm: Whose Art Matters?: Indigenous Art in the Age of Reconciliation

2:00 pm: Whose Art Matters?: Indigenous Art in the Age of Reconciliation
March 1, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: BIG QUESTIONS IN ART

10:00 am: BIG QUESTIONS IN ART

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Economist Readers

10:00 am: Economist Readers

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film B

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film B

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Literature: Living Other Lives

12:00 pm: Literature: Living Other Lives

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation

2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation
March 2, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Literary Biographies

10:00 am: Literary Biographies

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Photography

12:00 pm: Photography

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
March 3, 2018