“One of the great pleasures in life is learning and NLC provides a wonderful facility for doing that right here with provocative speakers, informative lectures, and stimulating seminars.”

Rod Anderson

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Past programs include Frontiers in Genetics, Making Sense of Now, Beyond a Yardstick; The Future of The Past - Archaeology Today; The Great Lakes - Sea Within; India, The World’s Next Superpower; The DNA of Modern China; The Mysteries of Memory; The Complexities of Democracy; The Science of Ice; The Uses of Colour and Design; The World of Islam; and other broad-ranging topics.


From geopolitics to culture, education and humour, Exploring Islam offers a compelling picture of an often-misunderstood religion and way of life.

We have invited Canada’s eminent Islamic thinkers and doers because you expect the best speakers and the most interesting topics. The result will be one of our most engaging series yet.

Current Program

Exploring Islam

October 27 to December 2, 2016

Northumberland Learning Connection, based in Cobourg and Port Hope, Ontario, offers a chance to broaden your knowledge and exchange ideas in a local setting.

Each spring and fall, we hold a weekly series of lectures and seminars. We bring the experts, often world-renowned, and you bring your curiosity. The topics are varied but always compelling, drawing from science, the arts, history and the humanities.