The pandemic of the last year and a half has meant that much of our world went online.
It doesn’t work for all things very well. But for some things, it’s provided a convenient alternative that many will continue to use even after the pandemic has officially become history.
Education is one of those areas that has benefited from online improvements in communication making access to interesting topics and people easy as well as time and cost-efficient.
With this in mind, the Lifelong Learning Stouffville series has returned and will offer a full slate of six informative Monday talks via Zoom this fall beginning October 4.
Geared to adults, the topics cover a wide range of interests including the current political state of China, dying with dignity, the life and music of Frank Sinatra and a journey through the Arctic and a beginner’s guide to opera, all delivered in one-hour segments from experts in each field who host Q&A sessions after. The Stouffville series is one of a number of non-profit Lifelong Learning chapters throughout Ontario.
Harry Renault, one of eight volunteers on the organizing committee, described the series as “edutainment,” adding “the lectures we present are entertaining and educational. Adults need to keep learning and Lifelong Learning provides that opportunity in a manner which is enjoyable and of high quality.”
Each session runs from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays (except Thanksgiving). The full slate of six sessions costs $55. Starting August 16, you can register at www.lifelonglearningstouffville.com.
Photo: The Lifelong Learning Stouffville series has returned and will offer a full slate of six informative Monday talks via Zoom this fall beginning October 4.