Join an Interest Group

Many focus groups have temporarily suspended activities or are connecting remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Use group contact information, found on each Interest Group page, to confirm current status.

Consider joining one of these Osher Institute interest groups, formed and led by Osher members. If you would like to explore forming a new interest group please contact the Osher office at (804) 287-6344 or for more information.

An Osher Institute membership is required to join an interest group.

Interest Groups

Biking — Supportive group that offering monthly rides that combine exercise and exploration.

Bridge — Beginning lessons have gotten off to a good start.

Contemporary Issues — Group centers on the free flow of information and ideas.

Hikers — Come explore the outdoors with us on trails of varying difficulty in Richmond and beyond.

Historically Speaking — Read and discuss historical works, travel and enjoy the company of history buffs.

Investments — Share knowledge or gain ideas to help build your personal portfolio.

Literary Dreamers — Readings range from academic non-fiction to literary fiction to popular fiction.

Memoir Writing (Now 2 groups!) — Support, encouragement and assistance for writing your own memoir.

Mystery Lovers — Discuss mysteries old and new, from senior sleuths and international detectives. 

Photography — Supportive environment for those who share a curiosity and passion for photography.

Theatre Lovers — A love for live theatre is the only prerequisite for joining this interest group.

Travel — Share information regarding trips taken and help coordinate future Osher travel.

UR Women’s Basketball — Enjoy UR women’s games together and support the team!