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Series A - Fall 2016

Looking into the Future: New Directions?

A crystal ball 360As Margaret Mead once put it, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that has.” But to do so, they need to be informed before they can be active and “Be Prepared!” To this end, Later Life Learning celebrates three decades of pursuing knowledge and insights by turning to experts for their reflections on current issues.


Series A – $67/person, 5 lectures
Series A & B – $124/person, 10 lectures

New: Lectures may have available seats at $20.00. Call ahead for single availability.

Where and when:

All lectures start at 10am and are held at Crossroads United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd unless otherwise stated. See "Things You Should Know" section on homepage for other routine details.


16 Sep to 14 Oct 2016


Links to some of our speakers are available here if  you wish to learn more.

Sept. 16:

Carolyn Harris, Instructor, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Historian & Author:

“The Future of the British Monarchy and the Global Commonwealth”

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Sept. 23:

David Lyon, Professor of Sociology and Director & Principal Investigator, Surveillance Studies Centre and “Big Data Surveillance” Team Project, Queen’s University:

“Making Ourselves At Home In A Surveillance Culture.”

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Gilles Larochelle, Kingston’s Chief of Police:

“The Kingston Police: Celebrating 175 Years in 2016.”

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Charles Pentland, Professor, Political Studies, Queen’s University:

 “The European Union: A Perfect Storm?”

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Alan Broadbent, Chairman & CEO, Avana Capital Corporation, Chairman & Co-Founder, Maytree Foundation:

“Making Canada Stronger: More Immigrants & Refugees in the Future?”

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