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Welcome To OLLI

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM is a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses and events that are diverse, interesting, fun, and affordable. OLLI at UVM seeks to engage the minds, stimulate the senses, and foster learning through a wide range of classes, programs, travel opportunities, and social activities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do!


2019 Dartmouth Livestream Event

6 Individual Lectures Livestreamed* from Osher@Dartmouth

Critical Thinking for the Preservation of Our Democracy

Recently there has been a sharp decline in critical thinking – listening thoughtfully and evaluating different points of view objectively on an issue. Rather, partisan and often uncivil tribal loyalty is dominating the discourse, and Americans are more and more getting their information and opinions from media vehicles that already agree and reinforce their going-in opinions. Other points of view are ignored.

Location: UVM Alumni House, 61 Summit St., Burlington
Meeting Times: 9-11:30 am


Dartmouth Livestream* Lecture 6: Voting Rights
Thursday, August 15

*Please note: These are livestream lectures presented on a screen in a classroom.

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OLLI Sponsors and Partners

OLLI at UVM is grateful to our area sponsors and partners who help us through their financial contributions and programming support.

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“OLLI is ‘user-friendly’ and always a good learning experience.”


“OLLI classes are awesome! A great way to meet new people with common interests and continue
to expand your knowledge, all while having fun!”


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Volunteer, Instructor and Student; OLLI’s Dr. John Hanagan Brings Passion for Learning to UVM

Sit with Dr. John Hanagan for an hour and you may discuss common poetic themes of scholars Jalal-ad Din Muhammad Rumi and Taigu Ryokan, learn about the best locations for quiet meditation, or hear him play Duke Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood on the piano. It is easy to understand why Hanagan is an incredible teacher and has an insatiable passion for life-long learning.
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