GTLLI Schedule Changes

The ARCHAEOLOGY Course has been extended one week to make up for the lecture that was cancelled because of the weather.
The 6th and final lecture will take place Nov. 24.


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Check your email and this page before you leave home.

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GTLLI on Video


Winter is here.
If you like staying warm at home, or plan to head for warmer climates - invite a friend and enjoy this next GTLLI event in your favourite chair, with your own beverage and at a time of your choosing. Turn the volume as loud as you like and pause and replay as desired. Even the usual handout and reading list will be on-line and printable.

The video of each lecture in this Jan12 - Feb 16 course will be viewable on-line for 2 weeks after the live lecture.
An unlimited number of ‘video tickets’, by the course or by individual lectures will be sold on-line shortly, but will continue to be sold as long as each video is accessible.
For Course content, click on Religion, Peace and Conflict.
Watch this website for more information on the GTLLI video offering, including how you can watch it - computer, TV, or tablet.


Walk-In Single Lecture Tickets

Although all Courses are sold out, not everyone who buys a ticket for a lecture is able to attend when the time comes.
A limited number of Walk-In single lecture tickets may be available for some lectures.

For more information, click on Walk-in Ticket Availability



Next in 2017-18

**** Note: Course  extended to Nov 24 ****

Fall Course 2017, 10am Oct.13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 17, 24  ***SOLD OUT***

INSIDE ARCHAEOLOGY:      Tracing our Complex Past

Lecture 6 - Nov. 24: Origin of Maize Farming in Ontario

Until about AD 500, the native peoples of southern Ontario, like their earlier Chinese counterparts, were hunter-gatherers.  At that time, maize (corn) started to be grown here.  This triggered the development of Iroquoian culture (e.g. the Huron or Wendat).  We’ll explore the origins of maize in Mexico and trace its path to Ontario.  Then, we’ll examine the archaeology of the Grand River Valley where archaeologists (particularly Prof. Crawford and his team) have found the earliest evidence of the first farmers in the province.


 For handouts, slides, reading lists etc provided by the lecturer for LOGGED-IN members, click on Extras.

Lecture 1 - October 13:  The Birth of Humanity
Lecture 2 - Oct. 20: Who Discovered the Americas?
Lecture 3 - Oct. 27: Origins of Art
Lecture 4 - Nov. 3: The Jomon of Japan: the Most Successful Culture in History
Lecture 5 - Nov. 17: Dawn of Farming in Ancient China

GARY CRAWFORD, FRSC, is a Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology at U.of T., Mississauga.  His archaeological research has taken him throughout eastern North American, China and Japan.  He is co-author of Human Evolution and Prehistory, and he hosted and co-authored a TVO series: Archaeology from the Ground Up.

Previous Course -  Perspectives
For handouts, slides, reading lists etc provided by the lecturers for LOGGED-IN members, click on Extras.

Lecture 4 - Sept 29:The Architecture of Power: Building Rome's Basilica of St. Peter
Lecture 3 - Sept 22: GUTS ... The Inside Story
Lecture 2 - Sept 15: Wrongful Convictions Revisited
Lecture 1 - Sept. 8:  Canada In The World In 2017

GTLLI In 2017-18


  • All 2017-18 courses are sold out.

  • Schedule changes and cancellations will be posted on this website as soon as available and emails sent to those with tickets for the event.

  • Courses are held at the New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane in Collingwood

  • Car pooling is recommended. Please cooperate with the parking attendants.

  • Starting time is 10:00 am. Attendees will be seated after 9:35 when the lecturer has set up and sound checks are completed.

  • Your personalized tickets for the entire season, with attached lanyard, will be available at the Registrar's desk at the first lecture you attend. The lanyard with ticket must be worn for entry to each lecture.

2017-18 Season

perspectivesPerspectives  Sept. 8 - 29   Sold Out  

. Canada in the World in 2017
.Wrongful Convictions Revisited
.Guts... The Inside Story
.The Architecture of Power: Building Rome's Basilica of St. Peter

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Fall Course   Oct. 13 - Nov. 17   Sold Out
INSIDE ARCHAEOLOGY:  Tracing our Complex Past

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Winter Course    Jan 12 - Feb 16    Sold Out

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law 2Spring Course    Apr. 6 - May 11     Sold Out
THE LAW TODAY:  Things to Know About

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