Thornhill Lifelong Learning Inc. launched its lecture series program in the Spring of 2017. We offer 2 lectures series per year (typically 6 lectures over a 6 week period) - one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Periodically, we will also add a single-lecture Special Event in the afternoon or evening as well.
Lectures are provided by university professors, notable journalists or other subject matter experts. Topics include contemporary issues, history, politics, science & technology, health, national and international issues, economics, environment, health, the arts and entertainment, etc.
While program topics are approved for presentation by the Program Committee of the Board, the actual content of any lecture and opinions offered by a lecturer are his or her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TLL.
Our Format and location
Typically lectures are 2 hours in length (including a break and a Q&A portion). They are held at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre located at 9600 Bathurst St at the South/West corner of Bathurst/Lebovic Campus Drive (Weldrick Rd), just North of Rutherford Rd. Lectures take place during the daytime on a weekday. Click here for details on the location.
Our program is largely driven by input from our community and other similar organizations who recommend speakers. We survey the community regularly to gauge interests and get feedback for improvement and new topics.
We also encourage patrons to recommend excellent speakers they have heard. Click here to recommend a great speaker and to see the topics of most interest to our community based on recent surveys.