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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.

Your Feedback is Important!

As your workshop(s) wind(s) up before the holiday season begins, remember to watch your email inbox for the survey(s) from the Curriculum committee. They will arrive from the email address of Curriculum  member Peter Steiner soon after the last 2018 session(s).

Your feedback helps us to ensure that our workshops are engaging and informative!



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


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


Join Academy members weekly from May to early September to explore Toronto’s neighbourhoods.


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

December 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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
December 2, 2018 December 3, 2018 December 4, 2018 December 5, 2018

Category: Important Dates1:30 pm: Board Meeting

1:30 pm: Board Meeting
December 6, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 8, 2018
December 9, 2018 December 10, 2018 December 11, 2018 December 12, 2018 December 13, 2018 December 14, 2018 December 15, 2018
December 16, 2018 December 17, 2018 December 18, 2018 December 19, 2018 December 20, 2018 December 21, 2018 December 22, 2018
December 23, 2018 December 24, 2018 December 25, 2018 December 26, 2018 December 27, 2018 December 28, 2018 December 29, 2018
December 30, 2018 December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 3, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 5, 2019