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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

As a member of the Osher LIfelong Learning Institute at Tufts University, you have the opportunity to explore new realms of your education, pursue your passions and connect with a community of members and friends.

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University seeks to engage the minds and foster the well-being of intellectually curious older adults through a wide range of educational and social programs, including lectures, interactive study groups, special-interest clubs, and more, all offered in a welcoming, pressure-free environment. The Institute is self-governing through volunteer-based committees made up of our members.
We're a community of people who love to learn, and who enjoy coming together to discuss our wide-ranging interests and experiences. We offer 150+ "study groups" per year, most of which are led by our own members! Other study group leaders are drawn from the Tufts community, while still others are local experts with special knowledge to share. At the OLLI, we seek intellectual stimulation in a social atmosphere. No tests, no pressure, no grades - just fun! If you have a curious mind and an interest in learning, we invite you to consider becoming a member today!



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OLLI at Night

Join Tufts University and our Osher Lifelong Learning community of members for these special events; featuring authors, academics, artists, performers and more! Members will receive weekly emails with reminders of the upcoming OLLI at Night events.

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EDventure Groups

The OLLI at Tufts has a variety of committees and special interest ("EDventure") groups that help to support our program and engage our members. For more information about how to become involved in a group or committee, please send us an e-mail at:

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Lunch & Learns

We look forward to having you join our upcoming Winter Lunch & Learns. Offered virtually on Wednesdays, these weekly talks are hosted by our Lunch and Learn committee, and cover a variety of topics.

Be sure to keep an eye out for your NEW weekly members digest email, which will contain the private zoom links for each of these sessions. If you have any questions with regards to the below, please contact us via email at, or by phone at 617.627.5699.

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OLLI Study Groups

Winter 2023



Hear what our members have to say...

In June 2006 I walked out of a 36-year teaching career and walked into life as a student again. I've taken fun and stimulating Osher classes, met wonderful, engaged people and enjoyed cultural and social experiences ever since. Tufts Osher Institute has enriched me beyond my wildest expectations. Thanks to all.

Osher Institute at Tufts Member - 2021

All my Zoom classes have worked very well. Particularly with the smaller classes, I think you actually get better participation in class discussion using zoom than you do with in person classes.

There are both advantages and disadvantages to the model. Miss the ease of personal communication but can participate from many locations. And no traffic hassles!



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