Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA

Join our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and become part of a community of dynamic adults 50 and above who are interested in the sheer joy of learning. OLLI experiences are geared to your lifestyle. You can choose from short format daytime courses led by instructors or weekly peer-led study groups for in-depth discussion.

Special insider events and opportunities to learn, discuss, and socialize expose our members to fascinating topics—all without tests or grades. Courses meet in Westwood, Sherman Oaks, and Hollywood.

For more information call (310) 825-7093.

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Classics and Contemporary in Poetry

General Interest 711.292

08/31/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Robert Krut

Explore some of the great classic poems from history as well as the work being written today in 2016 that is making an impact. Through ... More

The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci

General Interest 711.291

08/05/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Vincent Coppola

For more than six decades of creative activity, Leonardo da Vinci showcased his gifts as a painter, sculptor, scientist, anatomist, architect, engineer, inventor, botanist, and ... More

Contemporary Art in Tibet in Context

General Interest 741.350

08/05/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Deborah Cohen

This course introduces audiences to Contemporary Art in Tibet, a subject hardly known throughout the world. It tells the story of a group of contemporary ... More

Our Constitution

General Interest 711.300

07/07/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Closed

Renee Laurents

How often do you hear a politican invoke the Constitution? Would you like to know what they're talking about and if they are right? This ... More

The Classic Westerns

General Interest 711.305

07/06/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Closed

Dylan Wright

It's been said that the Westrn film is one of two uniquely American art forms. What makes a film a Western? In this course, we ... More

Your Life as Story

General Interest 711.267

07/05/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Tristine Rainer

Many of us have enough life experience for several memoirs and need help deciding what to keep, what to leave out, and where to focus. ... More

Shakespeare the Philosopher

General Interest 711.301

06/29/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Vincent Coppola

William Shakespeare captured the human condition as no one else ever did, and as such was both poet and philosopher. We discover this as we ... More

Hinduism for Beginners

General Interest 711.302

06/28/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Phyllis Herman

Over one billion people around the world practice a form of this religion. Our discussion will focus on the concepts and terms of Hinduism, such ... More

The Novella

General Interest 711.289

06/26/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Leonard Koff

The novella, from the Italian novella, which means new, became a discernable literary genre in the late 18th century, although the novella began developing in ... More

The "Isms" Within Us

General Interest 711.287

06/24/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Jerome Rabow

Despite our many efforts to be inclusive and accepting of others, most of us harbor the three isms of racism, sexism, and homophobism; whether learned, ... More

Science Fiction Film: An Overview

General Interest 711.288

06/24/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Morgan Woolsey

Since George Méliès sent a capsule rocketing out to explore the moon in 1902 (Le Voyage Dans la Lune), filmmakers have pushed the boundaries of ... More

Mysticism: East and West

General Interest 711.282

06/23/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Phyllis Herman

A major and recurrent feature in world religions is the ecstatic or mystical experience of the individual or groups and the effects of such experience ... More

The Masters Series: Woody Allen

General Interest 711.286

06/23/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Closed

Brandon French

As a film director, screenwriter, and playwright, Woody Allen has won 124 awards; and contributed to more than 70 projects as either writer, director, actor, ... More

The Isms of Early Twentieth-Century Art

General Interest 711.294

06/23/2016

Summer 2016

Sherman Oaks

Open

Katherine Zoraster

Fauvism, Cubism, Orphism, Expressionism, Futurism. Following the revolution that is Impressionism, the art world splintered into many different artistic movements. Driven by a desire for ... More

Hollywood Stories

General Interest 711.283

06/22/2016

Summer 2016

Sherman Oaks

Open

Brandon French

Hooray for Hollywood! No institution has ever been more fascinated with itself than Tinsel Town. And some of the "selfies" that Hollywood has produced over ... More

Great Collaborators: Steven Spielberg and John Williams

General Interest 711.285

06/22/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Morgan Woolsey

There is perhaps no name better known in the film music industry than John Williams. With a career spanning more than six decades, Williams is ... More

Discover the Constellations

General Interest 711.295

06/22/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Shelley R. Bonus

Ever since we first turned our eye to the skies, we have tried to make order out of the chaos. Ancient cultures did that by ... More

The Short Story: An International Perspective, Part 2

General Interest 711.284

06/21/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Carlo Coppola

A continuation from last summer's reading and discussion of short stories from Daniel Halpern’s classic collection, The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of ... More

Tibetan Tantric Buddhism

General Interest 711.290

06/21/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Don Parris

This armchair journey into the Himalayas introduces the non-specialist to the colorful, mystical and endlessly fascinating world of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. The tradition begins with ... More

How to Appreciate Contemporary Poetry

General Interest 711.303

06/20/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Laurel Ann Bogen

If poetry is something you have not read since high school or college, or if you suffer from a fear of poetry, this eight-week class ... More

Shakespeare for Beginners and Experts: Part II

General Interest 711.281

06/20/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Steve Sohmer

The linking of Kings and God(s) is older than the pyramids. But by the time Shakespeare's patron, King James I, proclaimed it in his book ... More

The Iconic Jazz Vocalists

General Interest 711.293

06/20/2016

Summer 2016

Westwood

Open

Patrick Collins

This enthusiastically curated look at the Great American Songbook showcases its most famous jazz singers, from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald through Diana Krall and ... More

MINDFUL AWARENESS

General Interest 741.602

05/25/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Not Available

Diana Winston

Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is ... More

INSTRUCTOR APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

General Interest 741.314

05/18/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Not Available

Dylan Wright

Please enjoy this free breakfast as a thank you from us and meet your fellow OLLI instructors. Excelsior! More

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