Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Keys to healthy aging: Be engaged, curious and active. We offer classes, lectures and special events to our members. OLLI is a stimulating learning community offering a multitude of activities on a wide variety of subjects.

Classes at 4th and Market near Powell MUNI/BART and 19th and Holloway on the M MUNI line near Park Merced. SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL CLASS SCHEDULE.

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The Fall 2015 Session One Classes

Registration now open!


Signs of Aliens: Religion, Law, Psychology, and Alien Abduction Narratives

Daniel Bernardi 11:00am – 1:30pm     (5 weeks) Begins 9/14     (Main Campus)

Coming in from the Cold: US-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century

Abdiel Onate 2:00pm – 4:00pm     (6 weeks) 9/14 - 10/19     (Main Campus)


Exoplanets – Planets Outside of our Solar System

Stephen Kane 10:00am – 12:00pm     (Main Campus)

Pursuing Justice When Crime Gets Personal

Greg Woods 12:30pm – 2:30pm

An Introduction to Films of Great Britain - from the 1890's through the 1960's

Mary Scott 1:00pm – 3:30pm     (5 weeks) Begins 9/15     (Main Campus)


The Rise and Fall of Stalinist Russia, 1925-1991

Richard Robbins 10:00am – 12:00pm

The Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area and American Cities

Brian Coyne 3:00pm – 5:00pm     (6 weeks) 9/9-10/21; NO 9/16


"Six Great and Classic Russian Stories (And Other Forays into Russian Literature)" with Ian Singleton has been moved to Fall Session 2 -- we apologize for this unusal cancellation! Email olli@sfsu.edu with any questions.

Stars of the Swing Era

Dee Spencer   10:00am – 12:00pm     (Main Campus)

Recent California History 1960-Present

Mark Sigmon 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Writers on Writing

Diane Frank 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Film Noir and the Hollywood Blacklist

Elliott Lavine 10:00am – 12:30pm     (5 weeks)

An Introduction to the 2015 - 2016 San Francisco Opera Season

Peter Susskind 1:00pm – 3:00pm