Priority registration due Aug. 17 for Osher fall classes

July 17, 2017

Over 95 classes on a wide range of topics will kick off the fall semester at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Lewes and Ocean View. Fall classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, at both the Lewes location at the Fred Thomas Building, 520 Dupont Ave., and the Ocean View location at the Town Hall and Community Center, 32 West Ave.

The 10-week fall curriculum features an exciting lineup of classes for people 50 and over. There is something for everyone with an array of offerings in subject areas such as history, economics, literature, humanities, international studies, food, the performing arts, music, psychology, languages, technology, recreation and fitness.

For those who want to learn or relearn a language, Osher is offering classes in advanced French, intermediate Spanish and conversational German. Participants can delve into short stories and novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or the evolution of the private detective in fiction. In international studies, students can explore European politics and the rise of populism, the foreign service or the history of building the Panama Canal.

There also will be offerings in medical terminology, current medical topics and elder law. New subject areas include Delaware history, techniques in watercolor, the English country house, and personalities of the American Revolution. There will be a poetry-writing class, a class for dog lovers, and classes on social engineering and understanding the Apple iOS ecosystem. Other class topics include landscape design, writing a memoir, basic woodworking and beginning bridge.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at the University of Delaware are membership organizations that provide opportunities for adults 50 and over to learn, teach and travel with their peers. The requirements for admission are an interest in a continuing educational experience, support of programs through participation and a modest membership fee.

Registration for the fall semester is now underway, and all applications received by Thursday, Aug. 17, will receive priority consideration. Members of the of Lewes/Ocean View program pay a fee of $260 to join for the year or $175 for the semester, and they are entitled to take as many classes as they like, depending on availability. Partial scholarships are available.

For more information, to register and to view the catalog containing detailed descriptions of all courses, registration forms and a scholarship application, go to To register by mail, send applications to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 520 Dupont Ave., Lewes, DE 19958.