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.

Membership and Course Information
Basic Single Course Membership Multi-course
$25.00 $95.00/course $550.00
no courses Course /membership up to 12 courses/year *
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Course Details + Registration


2015 Spring Session 2 starts April 6th -  Register Now! Classes are:


The Phoenicians and Carthage: Rape of Europa

Doug Kenning (Main Campus) 10:00am – 12 noon

The Golden Age of San Francisco Rock Music '65-'69

Joel Selvin 12:30 - 2:30pm

100 Fateful Years: Russian in an Era of Reform and Revolution, 1825-1925

Richard Robbins 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


How to Hold your Local Government Accountable

Tim Redmond  10:00am – 12 noon

Policing in the Current Political Climate

Greg Woods 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Surrealism in France

Clark Poling 10:00am - 12noon

History of the Jews of Poland 1772-Present

Ken Blady 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shakespeare’s Comedies from an Actor’s Point of View

Laura Wayth 2:00 – 4:00pm  (Main Campus)


Writing: The Short Article

Cary Pepper 9:30am – 11:30pm

Fritz Lang in America –  Classic Films

Elliot Lavine 12 noon – 2.30pm (5 weeks)

Three Views of Modern Africa: Egypt, South Africa, and Zambia

Chris Smith 3:00 – 5:00pm


A Cultural History of Robots: Myth to Modernity

Jason Lahman-Goldstein 10:00am – 12noon

More Hidden History Hikes

Peter Tannen  (off site) pm