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Members of a Gilbert and Sullivan Society "Pretty Committee" (repertory company) entertain at an OLLI lecture.

Lectures


OLLI-UM offers multiple avenues by which members can explore new ideas, enhance creativity and engage their minds.


Distinguished Lecture Series:

The OLLI Distinguished Lecture Series consists of ten lectures. Most are held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m., once per month from September through June. The speakers are well-informed experts from town and gown who share their specialized knowledge in an engaging manner. Each lecture is just the beginning; a stimulating question-and-answer period follows most sessions, and frequently there is an opportunity to join the speaker at a dutch-treat lunch afterwards.

The entire ten lecture series (September to June) costs $50 (only available in the fall).

The five lecture sessions one (September to January) and two (February to June) cost $25 each.

For more information, see:

The Distinguished Lecture Series listing in the Online Catalog

The Distinguished Lecture Series Session 1 brochure (pdf)

The Distinguished Lecture Series Session 2 brochure (pdf)

Thursday Morning Lecture Series:

There are five OLLI Thursday Morning Lecture Series each year. Each series offers six lectures on a unifying theme and a variety of speakers who cover specific aspects of the theme. Learning continues in an active question-and-answer period following each lecture. Most presentations are at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Rave Cinema in Ypsilanti.

OLLI members can pay $30 per 6-week session or $125 for a pass admitting them to all five Thursday lecture series (a savings of $25 - only available in the fall).

The 2016-2017 Thursday Morning Lecture Series includes:

Russia - Unriddled (pdf)

09/22/2016 to 10/27/2016
The US Supreme Court: Challenges and Issues in Changing Times (pdf)

11/3/2016 to 12/15/2016
The Future of Transportation: Don’t Turn in Your Car Keys Yet! (pdf)

01/05/2017 to 02/9/2017
The Library – Civilization’s Treasure House of Knowledge (pdf)

02/16/2017 to 03/30/2017
The African-American Experience (pdf)

04/06/2017 to 05/11/2017
Summer Lecture Series (three lectures)

6/29, 7/13 and 7/29 2017

For more information, see:

The Thursday Morning Lecture Series listing in the Online Catalog

Buy a lectures package and save money!

All Lectures Package (only available in the fall)
Price is $165/year
Includes Distinguished Lecture Series (10 lectures)
Includes all 5 Thursday Morning Lecture Series (30 lectures)
Includes Summer Lecture Series (3 lectures)
Savings = $50

Thursday Morning Lecture Series Package (only available in the fall)
Price is $125/year
Includes all 5 Thursday Morning Lecture Series (30 lectures)
Includes Summer Lecture Series (3 lectures)
Savings = $40

First Lecture

You may attend your first OLLI lecture for free and without becoming an OLLI member. After that, membership is required in order to attend lectures. The annual membership fee is $20/year and covers the period from September through August. Once you are a member, you can drop in to any lecture for $10 (paid at the door).