Our Mission

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The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a not-for-profit organization operated by volunteers for people interested in peer-led study and dialogue. Our mission is to promote learning and collegiality through the exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion.


Members of the Academy:

  • Value intellectual challenge, diversity of opinion and new ideas
  • Value education and continued learning in a variety of subject areas
  • Believe learning takes place through a variety of activities and formats, including research, presentations and the exchange of information and ideas through stimulating discussion
  • Value sharing experiences and ideas with peers in social and informal learning activities
  • Believe that a volunteer organization depends on individuals who share a sense of responsibility to contribute to the organization


  • To provide a program of daytime peer-led workshops based on self-directed learning
  • To promote a collegial atmosphere by providing opportunities for social activity
  • To remain a not-for-profit, volunteer organization
  • To ensure the long-term viability of the Academy
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