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Interested in peer learning?
Want to meet like-minded individuals?

 

Welcome to the Academy for Lifelong Learning!

About the Academy

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.

Looking Ahead to Next Year

With this year's workshops well underway, it is time to think about next year! 

Thinking about facilitating a workshop next year? Do you have an idea for a workshop?

Click here to find out what to do next.

Attend An Interesting and Thought-Provoking Fall Forum!

There's lots to learn at the Fall Forum 2018 series!

Click here to visit the Talks page or click here to seen the list of upcoming Forum dates and speakers 

All Forums are at Knox and begin at 2:15

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Registration for the December 3 Holiday Luncheon will open on Monday, November 5. Check out the Bulletin Board on the Home Page, the News item, or the Social Page for the link you need to register. This popular event fills up quickly, so register soon!

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 from May to early September to explore Toronto’s neighbourhoods.

Social

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

November 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
October 28, 2018 October 29, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
October 30, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Art: Seeing, Thinking, Doing

10:00 am: Art: Seeing, Thinking, Doing

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Reading through Race

10:00 am: Reading through Race

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Cities of the Future

12:00 pm: Cities of the Future

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

12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Unusual Museums III

2:00 pm: Unusual Museums III
October 31, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Exploring the Social History of Medicine

10:00 am: Exploring the Social History of Medicine

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Opinions

10:00 am: Opinions

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Iran: From the Persian Empire to the Islamic Republic

12:00 pm: Iran: From the Persian Empire to the Islamic Republic

Category: Academy Forums2:00 pm: Fall Forum 3

2:00 pm: Fall Forum 3
November 1, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Canadian Art

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

12:00 pm: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation

2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation
November 2, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners

10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Whither Democracy

10:00 am: Whither Democracy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Byzantium

12:00 pm: Byzantium

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

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

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Cultural History of Food and Drink

10:00 am: Cultural History of Food and Drink

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Memoir Reading and Writing

10:00 am: Memoir Reading and Writing

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Makers of Modern France 1814 - 1914

12:00 pm: Makers of Modern France 1814 - 1914

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Understanding Canada's Arctic

12:00 pm: Understanding Canada's Arctic

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: All About Sherlock

2:00 pm: All About Sherlock

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Indigenous Histories of North America

2:00 pm: Indigenous Histories of North America
November 7, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Athens vs Sparta: The Peloponnesian War

10:00 am: Athens vs Sparta: The Peloponnesian War

Category: Workshops10:00 am: China Rising

10:00 am: China Rising

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Dance Me To The End of Time

12:00 pm: Dance Me To The End of Time

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: The Science of Happiness

12:00 pm: The Science of Happiness

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Music Appreciation

2:00 pm: Music Appreciation

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Windows on the World

2:00 pm: Windows on the World
November 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: Stand-up Comedy for Seniors

12:00 pm: Stand-up Comedy for Seniors

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Architecture

2:00 pm: Architecture

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Micro-Histories

2:00 pm: Micro-Histories
November 9, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1990 - Now

10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1990 - Now

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in the Digital Age?

12:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in the Digital Age?

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

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

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
November 13, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Art: Seeing, Thinking, Doing

10:00 am: Art: Seeing, Thinking, Doing

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Reading through Race

10:00 am: Reading through Race

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Cities of the Future

12:00 pm: Cities of the Future

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

12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Unusual Museums III

2:00 pm: Unusual Museums III
November 14, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Exploring the Social History of Medicine

10:00 am: Exploring the Social History of Medicine

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Opinions

10:00 am: Opinions

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Iran: From the Persian Empire to the Islamic Republic

12:00 pm: Iran: From the Persian Empire to the Islamic Republic

Category: Academy Forums2:00 pm: Fall Forum 4

2:00 pm: Fall Forum 4

Category: Important Dates4:00 pm: Board Meeting

4:00 pm: Board Meeting
November 15, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Canadian Art

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

12:00 pm: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation

2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation
November 16, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners

10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Whither Democracy

10:00 am: Whither Democracy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Byzantium

12:00 pm: Byzantium

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

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

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Cultural History of Food and Drink

10:00 am: Cultural History of Food and Drink

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Memoir Reading and Writing

10:00 am: Memoir Reading and Writing

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Makers of Modern France 1814 - 1914

12:00 pm: Makers of Modern France 1814 - 1914

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Understanding Canada's Arctic

12:00 pm: Understanding Canada's Arctic

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: All About Sherlock

2:00 pm: All About Sherlock

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Indigenous Histories of North America

2:00 pm: Indigenous Histories of North America
November 21, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Athens vs Sparta: The Peloponnesian War

10:00 am: Athens vs Sparta: The Peloponnesian War

Category: Workshops10:00 am: China Rising

10:00 am: China Rising

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Dance Me To The End of Time

12:00 pm: Dance Me To The End of Time

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: The Science of Happiness

12:00 pm: The Science of Happiness

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Music Appreciation

2:00 pm: Music Appreciation

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Windows on the World

2:00 pm: Windows on the World
November 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: Stand-up Comedy for Seniors

12:00 pm: Stand-up Comedy for Seniors

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

12:00 pm: Web of Natural Science

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Architecture

2:00 pm: Architecture

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Micro-Histories

2:00 pm: Micro-Histories
November 23, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1990 - Now

10:00 am: How Technology Changed Society, 1990 - Now

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in the Digital Age?

12:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in the Digital Age?

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

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

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
November 27, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Art: Seeing, Thinking, Doing

10:00 am: Art: Seeing, Thinking, Doing

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Reading through Race

10:00 am: Reading through Race

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Cities of the Future

12:00 pm: Cities of the Future

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

12:00 pm: Socio-Political Feature Films

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Unusual Museums III

2:00 pm: Unusual Museums III
November 28, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Exploring the Social History of Medicine

10:00 am: Exploring the Social History of Medicine

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Opinions

10:00 am: Opinions

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

12:00 pm: Contemporary Film A

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Iran: From the Persian Empire to the Islamic Republic

12:00 pm: Iran: From the Persian Empire to the Islamic Republic

Category: Academy Forums2:00 pm: Fall Forum 5

2:00 pm: Fall Forum 5
November 29, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Canadian Art

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

12:00 pm: Non-Fiction: New and Noteworthy

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation

2:00 pm: Jazz Appreciation
November 30, 2018

Category: Important DatesN/A: Fall Term ends

N/A: Fall Term ends

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners

10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Whither Democracy

10:00 am: Whither Democracy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Byzantium

12:00 pm: Byzantium

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

12:00 pm: Celebration of Song

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
December 1, 2018