LifeLong Learning's Monday Morning Lectures are widely acclaimed for the diversity of topics and the knowledge of their presenters. LLL takes special care to choose topics that both entertain and educate, giving our attendees a 60–90 minute introduction to areas of interest, as well as time for a comprehensive Q&A. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. and tickets are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.
The following lectures are planned for this season. Click on the DATE for more information about each program.
Oct. 22, The Energy Revolution: Dru Bacon discusses whether there will be enough water, food and air for future generations.
Oct. 29, The U.S. Border Patrol: An agent from the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station will give an inside look at the day-to-day operations of the station.
Nov. 5, A Supreme Court Update: Paul Bender returns to discuss how the new, conservative majority will affect future generations.
Nov. 12, The Future of the West Valley: Learn what preparations are being made for future West Valley development.
Jan. 7, Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Hip historian Marshall Shore discusses the historic "Mother Road."
Jan. 14, What's New at Luke: Even if you've been lucky enough to secure a seat on one of LifeLong Learning’s trips to Luke Air Force Base, come to this lecture and learn about the F-16 and F-35 programs.
Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. The Beatles: Liverpool to Abbey Road: Vincent Bruno, a Beatles scholar and '60s rock historian, will walk us through the Beatles' musical journey, beginning with their early days as a cover band in Liverpool. Note early start time.
Jan. 28, Medical Marijuana and You: Mark Steinmetz, owner of Nature's AZ Medicine, will discuss why medical marijuana is a viable treatment option for a variety of serious illnesses and medical conditions.
Feb. 4, Personalized Cancer Treatment: Michael Berens, Ph.D., talks about the work being done at Phoenix’s TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute) to treat cancer on a patient-by-patient basis.
Feb. 11, Sexual Abuse in College Sports: When Mary Lacy was the district attorney of Boulder, Colorado, she brought suit against University of Colorado football players who sexually assaulted high school girls.
Feb. 18, Finding Wildlife Off I-10: Drive I-10 west toward Los Angeles and you’ll traverse one of the best places to view birds and other wildlife in the Southwest. Explore this special and local eco-system with Kurt Leuschner.
Feb. 25, Protect Yourself from Senior Fraud: Paul Kitchin, an enforcement attorney at the Arizona Commission’s Securities Division, will address the issue of investment fraud targeting seniors.
March 4, Putin: Why Russians Support Him: Laurie Manchester, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at Arizona State University, will explain the mystery of Putin’s popularity and describe life in Russia today.
March 11, The FBI and Terrorism: A special agent on the FBI’s terrorism task force in Phoenix will explain the methods the FBI uses to protect the U.S. from terrorist attacks, the FBI's top priority.
March 18, "One Giant Leap for Mankind:" NASA Ambassador Ted Blank returns to talk about the history and accomplishments of the Apollo project, which placed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969.
March 25, Donating Your Body to Science: LifeLong Learning brings you a frank and informative discussion when representatives of Science Care explain end-of-life options, including burial, cremation, and whole-body donation, either to a medical school for training physicians or to a non-transplant tissue bank for medical research.