Discover new ideas. Challenge your opinions. Explore current events.

Come once a month and listen to experts in their respective fields speak about topics that relate to issues we are facing in our lives, our community, and our world.

The lectures are held in the John Elliott Theatre, and run from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

You can pick up your FREE tickets at the John Elliott Theatre box office.

The 2018/2019 Halton Hills Lecture Series schedule:

The Role of Music and Emotion in Celebration

Special Holiday Lecture: Saturday, December 8th, 2018.

Join us for an interactive workshop, holiday-themed performance with international award-winning singer songwriter David Leask. It has been said that, “a song is an emotion.” David will talk about songs and their roles in people's lives, particularly how they find context during different emotional moments: love songs - falling in love, being in love, falling out of love; wedding songs; major life events such as immigration; relationship songs such as mother - child, father – child, and funerals; and of course, birthdays, Christmas and New Years.

This presentation is fully interactive and gathers examples from the audience of the musical soundtracks to emotional moments in their own lives. Open yourself up to the world of songcraft and how the elements of a song such as melody, harmony, lyrics and prosody can elicit different emotional responses.

David Leask is a gifted songwriter, teacher, and award-winning performer.

We're Not Racist We're Canadian: An Exploration of the Theme of Race and Racism in the Canadian Story

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

This highly engaging presentation will consider legalized, systemic, and personal racism in relation to various racialized groups, in hope of broadening our capacity for living well into our national vision of genuine multi-culturalism.

Dr. Wendy Fletcher is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Renison University College, having served in this role since August 2014, and is also Professor of Religious Studies and Social Work. She has co-authored a book with Dr. Kathy Hogarth, entitled A Space For Race: Decoding Racism, Multiculturalism, And Post-Colonialism In The Quest For Belonging In Canada And Beyond.

Offered in partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women – Georgetown

Exploring Your Genealogy Through DNA

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Join Steve Fulton, UE, President of the Ontario Genealogical Society, to learn how DNA can be used to trace your family’s past, how DNA kits work and the type of information they can give you, and the many ethical and legal implications that can arise. 

Storm Chasing in Ontario with David Chapman

Wednesday, March 19th, 2019

Learn about the effects storms have in Ontario. Experience the life cycle of a thunderstorm and watch a supercell tornado cut through the countryside. 

Seed Saving and Biodiversity with Bob Wildfong, Executive Director of Seeds of Diversity

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Organic, heirloom, heritage… what are the implications of saving and replanting these types of seeds? Join us as we explore the ways in which plant diversity can help us as we adapt to the local effects of climate change.

The 2018/2019 Halton Hills Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of our partners.