Above: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.

This year’s programs feature:

  • Seven lecture series totaling 43 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;
  • more than 140 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • casual, friend-producing programs on evenings and weekends — well-suited to people not yet retired;
  • day-long travel ventures to midwestern venues.

30 years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI in Action

Watch our video to see how our programs impact our members' lives.



  • All About Honeybees
  • Poverty, Inequity and Education - Reflections on a Five Year Radio Project


  • Computerized Investing: Using Morningstar Data and Actively Managed Funds
  • Hercule Poirot Through the Years
  • The Art Film
  • Mindfulness for Health: A Book reading
  • Some Perspectives on Shakespeare's King Lear
  • Picasso in Context
  • What's Going on in Housing?

Registration for these series or for individual lectures is open now, online, by U.S. Mail, and in person.