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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 love 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. 



Fall 2018 Catalog  OLLI LOGIN Printable Registration Form

FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 21.
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

 

 10/7  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  
 10/7  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 

 

 10/8  MON  9:30 A.M.

Music That Shapes You: An Exploration of Music and Identity
Instructor
: Erin Charles
Location: St. George's Episcopal Church

$60 

 

 10/9  TUE  9:30 A.M.

Our Righteous Minds
Instructor
: J. Thomas Laney, Jr.
Location: The Temple

 $60

 

 10/9  TUE  11:00 A.M.

What If Alice was a Refugee in Wonderland?
Instructor
: Robert Barsky
Location: The Temple

 $60

 

 10/10  WED  8:30 A.M.

Writing Seminar: The Writing Life
Instructor
: Victor Judge
Location: CNGR Conference Room, Vanderbilt University

 $150

FULL

 10/10

 WED  9:30 A.M.

Election 2018 - The Midterms
Instructors
: Vanderbilt University Political Science Faculty
Location: The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

$60  
 10/10  WED  11:15 A.M.

Life on Mars: What We Know and Why That Matters
Instructor
: David Weintraub
Location: The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

$60 

 

 10/11

 THU  9:30 A.M.

Fantasies of Modern Russian Culture
Instructor
: Polina Dimova
Location: West End United Methodist Church

 $60

 

10/11

THU 11:00 A.M.

Henry Kissinger and American Power
Instructor
: Thomas Schwartz
Location: West End United Methodist Church

$60

 

10/12

FRI 9:30 A.M.

American Gun Culture
Instructor
: Laurie Woods
Location: West End United Methodist Church

$60

 

10/12

FRI 11:00 A.M. Medical Sampler
Instructors
: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Staff
Location: West End United Methodist Church

 $60

 

10/12

FRI 8:00 P.M. OLLI at OZ Arts
Location
: OZ Arts Nashville

$60

 

11/7

WED 12:45 P.M. OLLI at the Jazz Workshop
Location
: Nashville Jazz Workshop

$40

 


The Division of Public Affairs sponsors the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt and is
administered by Vanderbilt's Department of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations.