Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies is a peer-led, non-credit, educational and social program serving more than 700 seasoned adults on the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

OLLI has no age restrictions, no grades and no exams – and members range in age from their 50s to 90s.  OLLI offers a medley of more than 70 participatory study groups in the humanities, history, and science including such spring semester groups as: Latest Breakthroughs in Science, The Nature of the Universe, The Amazing Planet Earth-Plan Your Trip, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, The Epigentic Revolution, and Distorting the Lens of Consciousness.

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