Dover speaker series to feature local experts Thursdays Oct. 5-Nov. 9

September 30, 2017

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Dover invites the community to learn from local experts in a fall speaker series that is free and open to the public. Topics range from Delaware politics to pet therapy to Women Airforce Service Pilots. All presentations take place from 12 to 12:50 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 1201 College Park Drive in the College Business Park, Dover.

This fall's lectures include:

  • Oct. 5 - Delaware Legislative Update, Rep. Trey Paradee, D-Cheswold, Delaware General Assembly, 29th District
  • Oct. 12 - Report on the Past Legislative Session, Rep. Sean Lynn, D-Dover, Delaware General Assembly, 31st District
  • Oct. 19 - Pet Therapy and Dogs, Beth Peterson, certified professional dog trainer and Delaware certified volunteer administrator
  • Oct. 26 - Unrecognized Women in American History, Dr. Cynthia Newton, associate professor of political science, Wesley College, Dover
  • Nov. 2 - Personal Histories of Women in the Air Corps in the 1940s, Tricia Upchurch, instructor and historical interpreter, Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover Air Force Base
  • Nov. 9 - Daddy, What Did You Do in the War, panel discussion with Pat Weaver, George Christensen and Joe and Connie Bailey.

This speaker series is hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Dover. The lectures are free; no registration is required. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a University of Delaware-sponsored membership organization where adults 50 and over can enjoy classes, teach, exchange ideas and travel together. Instructors teach subjects they love to students who are there for the love of learning. Programs are offered in Lewes, Ocean View, Dover and Wilmington.

For more information, contact the Dover OLLI program at 302-736-7450 or, or go to