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 Two Classes

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Introduction to Selected Works of the SF Symphony's 2015 Season

Peter Susskind 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

          Stolen! Art Theft and Western Culture

          Maureen O’Brien De Geller 11 am - 1 pm (Main Campus)

Six Great and Classic Russian Stories (And Other Forays into Russian Literature)

Ian Singleton 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

          Global Lens: Documenting the World

          Michael Fox 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                      (Main Campus)


Writing Memoir: Evoking the Senses

Lynne Kaufman 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Skype, Twitter, and Facebook for Novices

Molly Hankwitz 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

           Documentary and Memory                        (5 weeks)

           Johnny Symons 11am-1:30pm (no 11/3) (Main Campus)

           The American Civil War and its Aftermath        

           Mark Sigmon 2:30-4:30pm (Main Campus)


            On the Lookout for Beautiful Things: An Approach  to Generating Creative Writing

            Sarah Broderick 10:00 am – 12:00 pm     No 11/11 last day 12/16 (Main Campus)

The Race for the Presidency

Gerard Heather 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm            No 11/11 last day 12/16


A City Built on Hills: San Francisco from Its Earliest Inhabitants to the End of the Gold Rush     

Charles A. Fracchia 9:30 am -11:30 am                

Song and Dance Men of the Silver Screen

Bonnie Weiss 12:30pm - 2:30pm     (Nov 5 - Dec 17)


The Art of the Short Story: A Consummate American Literary Form

Caroline Smadja 11 am -1 pm