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Fall 2018 Registration is Now Open!

Registration for Fall 2018 classes is now open! Members may log into the member portal and start registering.


Thanks for Contributing to the Osher Annual Fund!

Thanks to the support of many, the 2017 Osher Annual Fund exceeded its $10,000 goal!

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher LogoThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond combines intellectual stimulation and civic engagement with a vibrant community of like-minded students age 50 and better on the campus of the University of Richmond.

Established in 2004 at the University of Richmond through an endowment from The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco, our membership organization offers an extensive array of courses in the liberal arts in the fall, spring and summer semesters. These offerings are a combination of undergraduate credit courses for audit, special interest mini-courses, free lectures, community service projects, performing arts events and more.

There are no entrance requirements, no tests and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all. It’s your love of learning that counts.

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What Osher Members are Doing

UR Osher at Local Farmers Markets

Volunteers from the Osher Marketing Team set up display booths at local farmers markets to talk to shoppers about the Osher Institute. The summer 2018 schedule:

Osher Members Tour China

Osher members visited China October 11-22, 2016. Photos and captions by Osher member Debbie Mahone.

Osher Members Tour Ireland

Osher members visited Ireland October 21-28, 2016. Photos by Osher member Penny Roman.

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Folk Art of Queena Stovall

Osher members learned about the folk art and music of artist Queena Stovall from her granddaughters and other artists and musicians during a multimedia presentation that featured Stovall’s work — and ended with slices of pie for everyone on the Cannon Memorial Chapel lawn.

What to Listen for in Music

In April 2016, Osher members enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a class on music appreciation led by UR’s President Crutcher. The course introduced participants to approaches to listening to musical ensembles (both large and small) for the most enjoyment and understanding.

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Number of Osher Members, 2017
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