Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

January Explorations — Free OLLI Mini-Courses

Community invited to sample free online classes
Jan. 16-26, 2024

January Explorations registration is closed

Free registration for January Explorations includes access to all sessions. Registrants will receive links via email for all classes on Jan. 8.


Thank you to OLLI members and the community for the huge response to January Explorations. Registration is now CLOSED.  Please contact olli-online@udel.edu with any questions.

Current, past and prospective OLLI members are invited to learn more about classes and activities at the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program by attending virtual mini-courses in January.

“January Explorations 2024” is a free sampler of online short classes – one to two sessions each – taking place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting January 16.

All sessions take place online via the Zoom free videoconferencing platform, with first-come first-served attendance. There is no cost to participate in January Explorations, however registration is required. 

Here is a listing of some of the courses planned:

2024 January Explorations schedule (2-page printable PDF)
January Explorations course descriptions (8-page PDF)
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco
  • Around the World in Less Than 80 Days
  • Becoming a More Discerning News Consumer
  • Campus Virtual Tree Walks
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Cooking for One
  • Eckhart Tolle’s Greatest Hits
  • Emily Dickinson: Poet and Enigma
  • Ethics of End of Life Care
  • Healing with Sound
  • History of the English Language
  • How the Brain Ages
  • iPhone Essentials
  • It’s Not Where You Start: Great Songs from Broadway Flops
  • Louis Kahn: Philadelphia Architect
  • Making Peace with Tucson
  • MALS Presents!
  • NestWatch: Monitoring Bird Nests for Science
  • OLLI Gathers Plastics! Be Part of the Eco Team’s Recycling Program
  • Overview of the Human Language
  • Philadelphia’s Gilded Age
  • Seniors Acting Up!
  • Shaken, Not Stirred: James Bond’s World
  • Climate 101
  • Taking the First Step to becoming an OLLI Instructor
  • Ted Talks and Trivia
  • The Magic of the Eclipse
  • The Rise of the American Western
  • The Science of Weight Gain
  • The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music
  • Van Gogh: His Life and His Art
  • Writing Your Own Obituary
  • Click here for full course descriptions (8-page PDF)

Schedule and course listings subject to change.