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.

Fall Forums Are Coming!

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

Explore the City, Enjoy Nature, Meet with Friends on the Academy Walks!

Getting Ready for a New Academy Year

Before You Present

 
Everyone using technology for their presentation should test it out on Academy equipment BEFORE their presentation date.  You can do that by coming in to a Tech Time - any Thursday between 9:10AM & 9:50AM Rooms 1 & 5 Knox.  A member of Tech Team leadership will be present to assist.  Can’t come in?  Then email your presentation to Jim Pike at jimpike@rogers.com & he’ll test it out for you and provide feedback.
 
Here are some links to help you with any technical questions you may have:  

Tech Team Guidelines.

 Tech Team Refresher – Jan 16 2018

Tech Team FAQs

Useful Information

During the summer, the Curriculum Committee has been hard at work preparing comprehensive information for facilitators, presenters, and participants, to proactively address any questions  and to ensure that you have all of the information that you need so that your workshop experience is an enjoyable one. Please click below, or visit the Workshop page to check them out.

Information for Participants

Information for Presenters

Information for Facilitators

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

September 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 26, 2018 August 27, 2018 August 28, 2018

Category: Walks10:00 am: Walk

10:00 am: Walk
August 29, 2018 August 30, 2018 August 31, 2018 September 1, 2018
September 2, 2018 September 3, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 5, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 8, 2018
September 9, 2018 September 10, 2018 September 11, 2018

Category: Important DatesN/A: 2018/19 Fall Term begins

N/A: 2018/19 Fall Term begins

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
September 12, 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

Category: Important Dates4:00 pm: Board Meeting

4:00 pm: Board Meeting
September 13, 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
September 14, 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
September 15, 2018
September 16, 2018 September 17, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
September 18, 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
September 19, 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
September 20, 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
September 21, 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
September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018 September 24, 2018 September 25, 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
September 26, 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
September 27, 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
September 28, 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
September 29, 2018
September 30, 2018 October 1, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
October 2, 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 3, 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 1

2:00 pm: Fall Forum 1
October 4, 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
October 5, 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
October 6, 2018