Covid-19 Update                                                                 December 17th 2020


As we move into 2021, there is the obvious optimism about vaccines and the hopeful suppression of the Covid pandemic.  Having said that, I'm sure that we are all well aware of the long tunnel ahead as the pandemic continues to be difficult and relentless.  Health officials continue to strongly insist on tight measures regarding travelling and gathering.  This results in the continuing suspension of our DLL programming.

The Governing Council continues to meet and to discuss all important issues such as finances, communication, and planning for a future start up, whenever that may be.  We always make decisions based on the recommendations of all levels of government and health officials along with a local understanding of the safety needs of our subscribers. 


The council is grateful for the resilient support of our subscribers - you are the heart of our organization. Some members may wish a refund which we respect without question - this can be facilitated by sending your address to our email or the contact page on our website and we will send a pro-rated cheque for $70.  (We did manage two presentations before Covid.)  However, we are confident that, with knowledge of our quality programming, the majority will continue to be patient, supportive and enthusiastic about future planning.  Continue to monitor our website for new information about DLL. 

             Governing Council, Durham Lifelong Learning



We are a non-profit organization of approximately 450 subscribers and have been providing high quality presentations and seminars by interesting and engaging speakers for 18 years.  Our topics are extremely varied and cover a multitude of subjects. There are opportunities to ask questions of the presenters and also to attend seminars for an in-depth understanding of a particular subject.

Our Mission


We believe that you should never stop learning.  There are so many interesting subjects and so much information to absorb that it is a lifelong journey to discover new facts and opinions.  Our presentations provide intellectual stimulation, interesting opinions and promote conversation, discussion and the dissemination of knowledge.  We value your feedback and, with your support, will continue to provide the highest possible standard of presentation material.  

Speakers / Seminars


There are two series of weekly speakers, a spring series of eight presentations beginning in March and a fall series of eight  presentations beginning in October. These occur every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. for approximately one hour. 

Between May and September there are often seminars which allow for a group of individuals to spend more time getting  deeper into specific subjects which may have been presented during the Spring or Fall speaker series.  New subjects may also be introduced. 

About Us
Annual subscriptions are open to all individuals at a cost of $85 per person payable at any time during the year.  The year's program consists of eight one hour presentations in the spring series and eight in the fall series. This subscription fee includes ALL seminars that are offered, in May and in September.  This is your chance to meet people with similar interests and to expand your knowledge on a variety of subjects.  Click on the subscription menu tab for more information.