Intellectually curious?
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.

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

January 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December 30, 2018 December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 3, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 5, 2019
January 6, 2019 January 7, 2019 January 8, 2019

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

12:00 pm: Makers of Modern France

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
January 9, 2019

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: Science of Happiness

12:00 pm: 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
January 10, 2019

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: Connecting the Individual to the Context

2:00 pm: Micro-histories: Connecting the Individual to the Context
January 11, 2019

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

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

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in a Digital Age?

2:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in a Digital Age?

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
January 12, 2019
January 13, 2019 January 14, 2019

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
January 15, 2019

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
January 16, 2019

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

12:00 pm: Iran
January 17, 2019

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Canadian Art

10:00 am: Canadian Art

Category: Academy Forums10:00 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
January 18, 2019

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

10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners For Literature

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Whither Democracy

10:00 am: Whither Democracy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: A Celebration Of Song

12:00 pm: A Celebration Of Song

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Byzantium

12:00 pm: Byzantium

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events Of The Week

2:00 pm: Events Of The Week
January 19, 2019
January 20, 2019 January 21, 2019 January 22, 2019

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

12:00 pm: Makers of Modern France

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
January 23, 2019

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: Science of Happiness

12:00 pm: 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
January 24, 2019

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: Connecting the Individual to the Context

2:00 pm: Micro-histories: Connecting the Individual to the Context
January 25, 2019

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

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

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in a Digital Age?

2:00 pm: Can "I" Survive & Thrive in a Digital Age?

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events of the Week

2:00 pm: Events of the Week
January 26, 2019
January 27, 2019 January 28, 2019

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
January 29, 2019

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
January 30, 2019

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

12:00 pm: Iran
January 31, 2019

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Canadian Art

10:00 am: Canadian Art

Category: Academy Forums10:00 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
February 1, 2019

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

10:00 am: Dynamite Writing: Nobel Prize Winners For Literature

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Whither Democracy

10:00 am: Whither Democracy

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: A Celebration Of Song

12:00 pm: A Celebration Of Song

Category: Workshops12:00 pm: Byzantium

12:00 pm: Byzantium

Category: Workshops2:00 pm: Events Of The Week

2:00 pm: Events Of The Week
February 2, 2019