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

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

October 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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
October 7, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 9, 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
October 10, 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
October 11, 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
October 12, 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
October 13, 2018
October 14, 2018 October 15, 2018

Category: Workshops10:00 am: Documentary Film

10:00 am: Documentary Film
October 16, 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 17, 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 2

2:00 pm: Fall Forum 2

Category: Important Dates4:00 pm: Board Meeting

4:00 pm: Board Meeting
October 18, 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 19, 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 20, 2018
October 21, 2018 October 22, 2018 October 23, 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
October 24, 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
October 25, 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
October 26, 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
October 27, 2018
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