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Popular lecture series back for another year

The Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Policy at the Mulroney Institute of Government at St. F.X., Peter Kikkert, gave the first learning lecture of the fall, Sept. 24, on disaster management in the Arctic.
The Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Policy at the Mulroney Institute of Government at St. F.X., Peter Kikkert, gave the first learning lecture of the fall, Sept. 24, on disaster management in the Arctic. - Richard MacKenzie

Lectures scheduled for Oct. 29, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17

ANTIGONISH, N.S. —

The Learning Lecture Series for Adults 55+ is off and running following the informative Sept. 24 presentation by Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Policy and St. F.X. assistant professor Peter Kikkert.

Kikkert’s lecture was titled Disaster Management in the Arctic.

There are lectures each month leading into the New Year with the next to be given by Maria VanVonderen of A Partnership in Caring, Oct. 29.

On Nov. 26, Pauline Liengme will give a lecture on ‘the fun in lifetime learning’ and the December lecture will be by Laurie Wadsworth and is titled Adventures in 19th Century London: Seeking Historical Understanding of my Professional Roots in Dietetics.   

The lectures are geared to the interests of to those 55+ but are open to all. They take place in the community room at the People’s Place Library in Antigonish and run from noon to 1:30 p.m. with coffee, tea and a snack provided.

For Kikkert’s lecture, organizers tried a Facebook live feed and will look to continue doing so, with permission from the presenters.

The lectures are sponsored by St. F.X. Continuing and Distance Education, the People’s Place Library and the Bergengren branch of the East Coast Credit Union in Antigonish.

For additional information, contact St. F.X. Continuing and Distance Education at 902-867-5561 or by email at tdelorey@stfx.ca.   

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