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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas

Learning for the joy of it!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is a part of KU Continuing Education. We are committed to creating accessible and innovative learning environments throughout Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area, with special focus on participants age 50 and over, although anyone can participate. Learners from all backgrounds and levels of education are welcome to enjoy the benefits of Institute membership. Choosing from a diverse collection of courses, learners create their own program of personal development, expanding their views of the world and enriching their lives and their communities.







Course Locations

We have scheduled a second tour of the Nelson-Atkins’ Plains Indians Exhibit Friday, Nov. 7. 

For more information, call toll free 877-404-5823.


If you have previously registered this semester, please call 785-864-5823 or toll-free 877-404-5823 to add a course or special event. If you register online again, you will create a duplicate registration and may end up overpaying.

KU Continuing Education

On Thursday, Dec. 4, author Tom Averill shared his insights on his new book, "A Carol Dickens Christmas," with a group of Osher Literati. Tom discussed Charles Dickens, his placement of his story in Topeka, and how his characters blended with Dickens' characters in "A Chritmas Carol."