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The Tufts University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a community of "third agers" with a wide range of interests in literature, art, theatre, music, local, national or international current events and history. Members have the opportunity to participate as a study group leader in courses of their own design. When a member conceives an idea he/she writes a proposal and presents it to our Curriculum Committee for selection. The study group leaders can be a mix of peer teachers, an emeriti professor, an independent scholar, an expert hobbyist, a retired teacher etc. who give a great deal of pleasurable time to study group members in classes that vary from six to twenty that meet once weekly for two hours over eight weeks.

Classes are held in both the morning and afternoon and most meet in the Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford campus during the eight week fall, and spring terms. The winter term runs for four weeks mid-January to mid-February. A concurrent four day summer session is offered the first week in June in the beautiful air-conditioned Olin Center. All group discussions allow the registrants the opportunity to explore new subjects, discover new books, find new interests and make new friends.

"Let me tell you that my experience at Osher Institute for the last one month was wonderful, and it was my delight to meet and communicate with the group members who both encouraged and challenged me in and outside class."