Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to host new member meeting

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Osher Institute) at UC San Diego will hold a New Member Information Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 5. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed by a presentation at 10 a.m. on the UCSD Extension Campus in the Rubinger Center, Building “D” at 9600 North Torrey Pines Road and Muir College Drive. Free parking is available adjacent to the UCSD Extension Campus.

Next quarter’s classes begin Monday, Jan. 7.

Members will be welcome to lectures and presentations, including the popular Distinguished Lecture Series, which will include “A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss” and “Architecture: Modernism and the Non-Western World.” Quarterly membership is $150.

Classes range from a four-part class on world music, led by UCSD music professor David Borgo, to a history of neurology. Other lecture topics are history, math, the joy of learning French, a law and society series, science, plus a book and short story discussion groups, live music presentations, art history and more.

This semester there will also be a discussion of the Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Project led by Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is an adult education program with a curriculum designed for those who are at least 50 years of age and who enjoy learning without tests or grades. The year-round program offers a broad range of educational opportunities, with some 120 academic courses, lectures, theater experiences and social events. There are no education requirements, just a desire to learn.

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