Osher Lifelong Learning Institute posts Winter Lecture Series

Registration open until Dec. 12 on first-come, first-served basis
November 26, 2012

Topics including everything from presidential politics and opera to National Public Radio and oceanography will be offered at a lecture series by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware Friday mornings at 10 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in January and February 2013.

“We are delighted to present this excellent lineup of distinguished speakers who will share their insights and experiences on diverse and thought-provoking topics,” said Jim Broomall, associate provost for Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Delaware. “If you’re 50 and over and looking for something fun and interesting to do in winter, this is for you.”

The lectures include An Insider’s Guide to Public Radio by Liane Hansen, former host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Jan. 18; Implications of the 2012 Presidential Election: Candidates, Money and Media by former CNN world affairs correspondent and current UD Distinguished Journalist in Residence Ralph Begleiter Jan. 25; Global Ocean Challenges and the Future of Marine Science by Mark Moline, director of the UD School of Marine Science and Policy, Feb. 1; and Behind the Scenes at the Opera by Patricia Mossel, whose career included serving as director of development at San Francisco Opera and executive director of the Washington National Opera, Feb. 1.

Registration for the Winter Lecture series is open to anyone 50 or over at a cost of $25 for the entire series and $20 for UD alumni. Registration will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 12, on a first-come, first-served basis and after Dec. 12 based on availability. The one-hour lectures will be held in the Conference Suite of the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Rehoboth Avenue. For more information or a registration form, visit or call 302-645-4111.

The Winter Lecture Series is offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware, which has programs in all three counties in Delaware. The Sussex County program is based in Lewes and also will be holding its spring semester classes Jan. 14 through March 25, 2013. Most of these classes take place at the Lewes School on Savannah Road in Lewes, and some recently expanded to Bethany Beach.

Sample courses for the Lewes spring semester include Beginning Pottery and Beyond; The Causes of World War I; Musicals of Oscar Hammerstein; Basic Auto and Truck Repair and Maintenance; How to Look at and Understand Great Art; Spring Field Birding; and Computer Security and Cybercrime. A catalog with a full listing of courses for the Lewes spring semester will be available in late November at

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 only requirements for admission are interest in a continuing educational experience, support of the programs through participation and a modest membership fee. UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes are located in Wilmington, Dover and Lewes.