It is with both pleasure and regret that I announce the Fall 2021 Semester of Peer Learning of Chapel Hill. Pleasure because, once again, I am able to introduce a wonderful semester of learning and friendship to all seniors in the Chapel Hill (and beyond) area; regret that concerns about the pandemic have again caused us to limit ourselves to Zoom offerings and forgo the in-person classes we all so much long for.
As a consolation, Peer Learning leaders have planned a fall picnic, to be held Saturday, August 28 from 11-2 at Gold Park in Hillsborough. You should already have received your invitation; if not, please check the Peer Learning website for details. You do not have to be registered for this semester to attend; we are hoping that some friends who have found it difficult to participate via Zoom will join us for this event. And we will be looking for some other opportunities to meet in person later in the semester so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, let me tell you about this semester’s classes: we have an amazing line up including old favorites like Kitchen Table, Short Story and Book Club, some follow-up themes, Michael Joseph’s new course on African Americans and a second course by Matt Epstein about the human brain and some new ventures into history and literature with my course on the History of the Christian Church, Beth Timson’s Women and the Bible and Gary West’s American Mythology. Finally, on Thursday afternoons we will bring you Fall Cornucopia, an overflowing mixture of short courses that anyone can join for an afternoon or two.
Please take a moment to fill out on the registration form at the webpage Peerlearningofchapelhill.com. If we don’t know you are coming, we won’t be able to send you notices, handout-outs, etc. And, after you register, please send your semester check for $20 made out to Peer Learning of Chapel Hill to Peer Learning of Chapel Hill, Post Office Box 2821 Chapel Hill, 27515, NC. Your dues help us pay for Zoom, Great Courses and our Webpage; all our instructors and board members are volunteers who give their time and talent to bring us this valuable program and I am sure I do not thank them enough.