Third Age Learning at Kwantlen (TALK) has released its program of spring courses as well as topics for Philosophers’ Corner.
Unlike traditional courses, there are no quizzes, grades or prerequisites — just the joy of learning something new and meeting interesting people. Attendees are encouraged to share their own perspectives on topics. The sessions will also appeal to anyone interested in listening to new and often controversial ideas.
“It’s all very civilized, but that’s not code for boring,” stressed Heath.
“It’s actually the exact opposite. The conversations can get quite passionate.”
Topics range from “sexting and selfies,” presented by journalism and communications instructor Katie Warfield, to wind and solar energy, presented by certified designer and estimator for solar power systems Joyce Segal.
“We strive for variety of topics on everyday interests and out of the ordinary contexts for people 50 years of age and over,” said TALK chairperson Dr. Robin Heath.
“Where else can you learn about cyber security one week, and Russian opera the next?”
TALK events are aimed at those who are 50 years or older. Most courses are $15, in addition to the $10 annual membership fee. There is a suggested minimum donation of $2 for each Philosophers’ Corner.