Events of the Fortnight

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Bi-weekly; Week 2; Friday; 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Tartu (G1)

This workshop is focused on discussions of current events. Members suggest topics of interest; they are expected to be aware of events reported in the various media and to come prepared to discuss them. Each session will begin with a listing of the proposed events of interest, followed by a short introduction of each event by the member who suggested it, and then by discussion.


Rene Laukat ( is European born, a Torontonian, and city-lover. Taking a very early retirement from her human resources work with the Province of Ontario, she has since indulged her love of travel, cruising, classical music, opera, film, life with cats, and year-round hiking. She is a news junkie who loves to discuss the amazing events, local and international, of our age and has been an active member of the Academy for more than two decades.

Ken Snelson ( was brought up in the UK and after gaining a degree in engineering worked for about 30 years in the electricity supply industry followed by 13 years as a consultant. In retirement he has pursued his interest in British postal history including writing two books and serving as the Secretary of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada since 2006. Ken was the coordinator of Academy Walks from 2013 to 2019.


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