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OLLI at Vanderbilt Mission Statement:
OLLI at Vanderbilt helps adults over 50 rediscover the joy of learning and build community through diverse social interaction.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50 of all educational backgrounds.  OLLI focuses on the joy of learning.  Interesting topics are explored with thought-provoking and engaging instructors, who are primarily active or retired Vanderbilt faculty, as well as other community experts.  In a relaxed atmosphere, with no homework, tests, or grades, you have the opportunity to ask questions, contribute ideas, and interact with people who share similar interests.  OLLI participants exercise their minds while making new friends, not only in the classroom but through other educational activities, special events and community engagement. 



Spring 2019 Catalog  OLLI LOGIN Printable Registration Form

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 4.  DEADLINE IS MARCH 8, 2019
Please call our office at 615-343-0700, or email us at oshervu@vanderbilt.edu with questions, to join the mailing list or to create a new account!

BEGINS

DAY

TIME

COURSE, INSTRUCTOR, & LOCATION

FEE

 

 3/24  SUN  11:00 A.M.

OLLI Steel Drum Band - ADVANCED
Instructor:  Alli Puglisi, Director, OLLI Steel Drum Band
Location:  Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

 $100  
 3/24  SUN  1:00 P.M.

OLLI Steel Drum Band - BEGINNER
Instructor: Mat Britain, Director, OLLI Steel Drum Band
Location: Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

$100 

FULL 

 3/25  MON  9:30 A.M.

The Medieval Spains: Fifth Century to 1492
Instructor
: Howard Miller
Location: St. George's Episcopal Church

$60 

 

 3/26  TUE  9:30 A.M.

Religion in Prison
Instructors
: Ronald Turner and David Phipps
Location: The Temple

 $60

 

 3/26  TUE  11:00 A.M.

A Voracious Appetite for Words - Memorable Food Moments in Spanish Language Literature
Instructor
: Cynthia Wasick
Location: The Temple

 $60

 

 3/26  TUE  1:30 P.M.

Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Discussion
Instructor:
Keith Simmons
Location: First Amendment Center

 $80

FULL 

 3/27  WED  11:15 A.M.

Visions of Amazonia
Instructor
: Marshall Eakin
Location: The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

$60 

 

 3/28

 THU  9:30 A.M.

Contemporary Christianities in the American South
Instructor
: Jim Hudnut-Beumler
Location: Lentz Public Health Center

 $60

 

3/28

THU 11:00 A.M.

Deep River: Mysticism and Ethics in the Preaching of Howard Thurman
Instructor
: Amy Steele
Location: Lentz Public Health Center

$60

 

3/28

THU 2:00 P.M.

OLLI at Nashville Opera
Location: Noah Liff Opera Center 

$30

 

3/29

FRI 11:00 A.M. Religious Questions in William Faulkner's Novel Light in August
Instructor:  Victor Judge
Location
: West End United Methodist Church 

 $50

 

4/5

FRI 9:30 A.M. Pirates of the Atlantic World
Instructor:
Angela Sutton
Location
 : West End United Methodist Church

$50

 

4/17

WED 1:00 P.M. OLLI at Nashville Jazz Workshop
Location
: Nashville Jazz Workshop 

$35

 

5/8

WED 7:00 P.M. OLLI at Nashville Rep
Location: 
TBA

$30

 


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administered by Vanderbilt's Department of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations.