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.

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/12 mo*
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*A standard class is 12 hours for $95. A few classes which are better when small are $125 (writing, studio arts).  In a special circumstance we may add a week which will change the price slightly. Click here for a viewable downloadable .pdf description of memberships.

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Don't forget to save time for the Make Up week Dec 11-15

No class Nov. 10 & Nov. 20-24

To read about the session which ended Oct 6, Click Here.


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Arts of Japan: From Late Medieval to Modern Day

Karen McSorley           10:00am – 12:00 pm (skip 11/6, meet 12/11)

Documentary Touchstones

Michael Fox                 12:30pm – 2:30 pm (skip 11/27, meet 12/11)

The Many Worlds of Chamber Music: History of String Quartets

John Prescott                3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Home Front San Francisco: the Challenges of Life During World War II

John Freeman                 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Essential View: New and Historic Nature Writers (CANCELLED)

Maya Khosla                             12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Oral History: Articulating Personal Experience (CANCELLED)

Howard Junker                2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


American Political Culture and the Trump Presidency

Gerard Heather               10:00 am – 12:00 pm   


             Collecting & Scavenging, Saving and Treasuring: A Creative Writing Process Course        

             Sarah Broderick     3:00 pm – 5:00 pm       (Main Campus)


Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock of the Late 1960s

Richie Unterberger          10:00 am – 12:00 pm            

A History of Music in Film       

David Möschler                12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (skips 11/16, meets 12/14)

Einstein for Poets: Understanding the Theories of Relativity without Math

Andrew Fraknoi               3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Everything You Ought To Know About the U.S. Constitution

Greg Woods                    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Comedy & Cultural Critique: Parody, Mockumentary, & Political Satire in Film              

Mary Scott                      1:00 pm – 3:30pm                   (5 weeks)

               SAT/SUN 10/21 & 22 – Chamber Music Intensive  (Main Campus)