Once again, it is my pleasure to announce the Spring Semester of Peer Learning of Chapel Hill. Because of the continuing pandemic, we will continue to offer all courses via Zoom but, unlike last semester, most of us are experienced Zoomers. And for those of you who had cold feet last semester, I encourage you to jump in and give us a try. While Peer Learning via Zoom is a little different than in person, we have learned to make it work well, not only for presenting exciting material but also for discussion and sharing. So please get on board and Zoom with us.
This semester we will continue with old favorites like Kitchen Table, Short Story and Book Club. Michael Joseph will wear two hats this semester: he will continue his popular course on Death, Dying and the Afterlife and he has graciously offered to continue the course on Utopia and Terror after the sad loss of George Baroff. We are fortunate to have several new courses coming up: Gary West on the Continuing Story of COVID-19, Mir Ali will return with a course on British Rule in India and Beth Timson will offer a Poetry Course. Two instructors new to Peer Learning will join us: Kit Hill with Family and Personal Life in Western Europe and America and Matt Epstein with Think Again-Learning How the Human Brain works.
The upcoming semester will begin on Monday, January 18 and continue for twelve weeks, until April 16, with a break on the week of Good Friday, March 29-April 2. We are also hoping to have a few special Friday lectures so make sure you watch for those announcements.
The registration form is included with this mailing and is also available on our website at peerlearningofchapelhill.com. The fee this semester will be $20 per member and members may register for as many courses as they wish. Send registration checks (NOT REGISTRATION FORMS) to Peer Learning of Chapel Hill, Box 2821, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. Gifts to the George Baroff Memorial Fund may also be sent to the same address.
PLEASE REGISTER ON-LINE FOR EACH COURSE YOU WISH TO TAKE. Because of COVID, it is very difficult to accept paper registrations this year. You will receive an invitation with log-on instruction for each class or you may click on the + sign next to each course name in the on-line calendar. You may re-register at any time to add or reduce your selections.
And one more thing – be sure to share this email with your friends and neighbors and invite them to join us in September.
Hope to see you on Zoom.