The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Dover offers opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation, personal growth and social interaction for people age 50+ in an educational cooperative.
Members volunteer their wealth of talent and experience in planning and implementing high-quality educational experiences to form an educational cooperative. The members are the instructors and students, and through a committee structure guide the operating policies, develop curriculum and help with daily operations. No educational prerequisites are needed and there are no grades or exams—just learning for the fun of it.
The idea for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Dover began in 2009 with informal conversations between the University of Delaware, the Modern Maturity Center and interested community leaders, especially Larry Koch. With its opening in the fall of 2010, the dream for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Dover became a reality.
In 2018, the program moved to its new location, Wyoming Church, 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover.