JULY 12th 2021 - IMPORTANT UPDATE
Happy summer to our Durham Lifelong Learning subscribers and future subscribers. Our governing council wanted to provide our membership with this midsummer update as we continue to plan for the future of our organization. Optimism over vaccine rollouts and the suppression of covid is tempered, to an extent, by new variants and concerns over new case counts. In recent meetings, we have been confident that we can continue with the excellent and unique programming that has become so popular in the Durham region.
We thought it would be most prudent to wait until March 2022 to begin our spring programming – provincial and local guidelines will always be our standard. Our colleagues at Hebron church have been accommodating so the location will not change. We will plan for fourteen presentations over spring and fall to make up for the sixteen sessions that were paid for in 2020. Seminars will be on hold until the library begins new bookings. We are pleased that almost all our subscribers have remained with us, but our policy has always been that if a refund is requested it is immediately honoured.
We all recognize that normal will change into a ”new normal”. We expect that the organization must adapt after this lengthy layoff. Our members are our lifeblood and we will be inviting all of you to offer input as to what changes should take place. For our organization to carry on and thrive in the future, we will need an injection of new leadership and, in particular, technical help with tasks that are necessary for every session. Have a safe summer and we look forward to continued future learning.
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.