Covid-19 Update August 12th 2020
It is with regret, but also sobering due diligence that the Governing Council of Durham Lifelong Learning has decided to cancel our 2020 fall programming which includes all seminars and presentations. This decision came after thoughtful consideration of all the options open to us – thorough restructuring and limited access possibilities would not offer the quality experience of learning that our subscribers have enjoyed.
We are mindful that Ontarians and, in particular, Durham residents have sacrificed a great deal and, through their efforts, the influence of Covid-19 has been greatly reduced. But the mantra of not letting our guard down continues – considering our specific situation, we felt it prudent to make the safest of choices and put our energies into a hopeful fresh start in the spring of 2021.
The executive is grateful for the energetic and resilient support of our subscribers. You are the heart of our organization. Your 2020 membership fee will clearly be carried over to cover the 2021 program. 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 our spring 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.
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.
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.