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Fall Term

Gail McPeek's Birding Class

Meet our Study Leaders.

Courses still available (as of 8/14/2018):

1918! When Stars Were Born - John Peterman
Antique Oriental Rugs - An Introduction - DeWitt Mallary
Art and the Garden - Ann Semprebon
Backstage@Northern Stage: Oslo - Northern Stage
Eight Great Knitters and What We Can Learn From Them - Judith Esmay
Fighting Back Through Film: Workers' Challenge - Mark Lewis (Catalog Change: Updated Schedule)
From the Page to the Stage - How Opera Comes to Life - Helena Binder
Intro to Travel Photography, Composition, and Tips - Jim Wilson
Real Men Don't Cry, or What Happened to the Western - Don Watson
Songwriting - To Free Literary Characters - Lois Fein
The Musical Hit Parades - Ford Daley & Julia Labier
Travel Journals - Jo Tate (Catalog Change: Updated Schedule)

Bridging the Divide: On Understanding and Remedying... - Rachna Shah
Our Complex Electric Grid - Meredith Angwin
U.S. Diplomacy, Aid, and Soft Power - Josette & Ray Malley

Abraham Lincoln's Kingdom of God - Dave Pruitt
Beyond Bliss: Buddha, Jung and Spira - Patricia Cashman
Dante's Commedia - Cleo Kearns
In the Time of the Troubadours - Rai d'Honoré
Intermediate Conversational French - Twyla Hunt-Vergé
Stones, Bones, and Biblical Tomes - Arthur Rosen
The Hype About Happiness..."Is Happiness Really a Decision?" - Richard Crocker
Theocracy: Can American Democracy Survive Fundamentalism - Phil Tierney
Two Definitive Thomas Hardy Novels - Steve Rounds
Writing in Circles - Stephen Hackman

A Dream Dreams Group - Philip Eller
An Introduction to Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation - Annie Ross
Beekeeping for Beginners - Barbara & Harvey Bazarian
DNA & Genealogy - Lana Leggett-Kealey
Do I Have Enough Money To Live On? Retirement Planning - Evan Roberts
Emergency Medicine - Bob Christie
Geocaching: Treasure Hunting with a Purpose - Roger Dontonville
iPad & iOS 11 - Dave Halpert
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Online Seminar - Gersen & Kuhl (Catalog Change: Updated Time)
The History of American Skiing - Peter Graves
Watershed Awareness and Kayaking - Bonna Wieler & Cindy Heath
What Would William Shakespeare Do? - Sonja Hakala
Wikipedia - A Look Under the Hood - Stephen Flanders

Food Fight: The Origin of the Low Fat Diet - David Henderson
Global Public Health Security - Alan Schnur
How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy - Sallyann Sack
In Search of Arthur: Exploring Early Welsh Literature - Sarah Welsch
Influenza: Mother Nature's Worst WMD - Paul Etkind
Introduction to Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality - Amanda Albright
Living Life While Facing Death - Phil Tierney
Mercury, Gemini & Apollo: NASA's Golden Age - Dan DeMars
Quantum Spirituality - Charles E. Memusi Johnson
Something in the Soil? - Bruce James
The Supermarket Bouquet and Beyond - Clark & Burger

Grasses and Autumn Botany - Kennedy & Schori
Ingredient - Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food - Lindsay Smith
It's About Time - Larry Crocker
The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom - George Angwin
Understanding and Applying the Science of Brain Health - John Randolph

1968: That Was the Year that WAS - 50 Years Later - Gene Lariviere
Baseball in America - Rick Hutchins
Montaigne - Werner Kleinhardt
Spain's Turbulent History in the Twentieth Century - Bob Rougvie
The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived - Michael Galbraith
The Puritans: From England, to Massachusetts - Charles Buell
The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Laurence Harper
Upper Valley, a State Within Two States - Steve Taylor
Why is Special Education Special? - Andrea & Michael Harris

Summer Term

Intermediate Kayaking Instruction - Wieler & Heath
iPad & iPhone Photography - Bruce Findley

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Annual Membership: $70 (expires June 30, 2019)

Course Fees:

  • 8 hours or less: $40
  • 10-12 hours: $60*
  • 14 hours or more: $80*
    *In some cases there may be larger course fees depending on the course.

Course Materials

We may supply several different types of course materials to registered participants:

  • Welcome Letter - supplied prior to the first class session via e-mail and/or post. (Depends on the preference of the registrant.)
  • Reading Packets - Reading packets are usually materials prepared or compiled by the Study Leader prior to the first class. (If the Study Leader is relying on current news items, materials may be distributed on a weekly basis.) Reading packets are sometimes only supplied in printed form, but may be available online in the course folder. Check your welcome packet for more information, or contact our office.
  • Hand-outs and photocopies - Study Leaders and some class participants may choose to share materials with members of the class via photocopies and hand-outs, which are usually passed out during a class session. If the study leader or participant has supplied a copy to the office, we will do our best to make these materials available in print as well as online in the course folder. (Please see below for more information on hand-outs and photocopies.)

The Welcome Letter is the one piece of printed material for which a member should never be charged. However, receiving other types of course materials in printed form may result in a fee. If the total amount of printed materials for one course (either distributed by the Study Leader or requested by a participant) exceeds 50 pages, a fee will apply. Fees are calculated on an individual basis, meaning that each class participant receiving their own printed copy of materials will be charged for the materials they receive. This is why it is important that each member notify the office of their materials preference when they register for the term.

Please remember the following regarding course materials:

  • Requests for printed copies of materials must be made at least 24 hours in advance of pick-up.
  • Printed materials will be available for pick-up in our office at 7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107, Hanover. If you cannot pick up materials at the office, we can mail materials to you, but a postal fee may apply. We also cannot guarantee timely receipt of mailed materials.
  • Printed Materials Fees: As mentioned above, if printed materials exceed 50 pages, a fee will apply. The office staff will present totals for course materials fees as soon as they are finalized. Some fees may be presented at the start of the term, while others may not be available until the final session of the class. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Welcome Letters and Emails

At least two weeks prior to your first class, the OSHER@Dartmouth office will send welcome letters to every class participant. These letters will be emailed to every class participant who has supplied an email address; if you have request printed materials, you will also receive a printed copy of this letter via USPS.

Each welcome letter/email includes a link to the online course folder, located on Google Drive. As most courses share information with class participants via the Google Drive folder, we recommend that you save this link via one of two methods:

1. Save the original email. When you need to visit the course folder, open the email and click the link.
2. After clicking the link and arriving at the course folder, bookmark the page. To learn how to bookmark a page in your browser, one of the following online guides may help:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox


Catalog Cover Submissions

Every term, we invite members of OSHER@Dartmouth to submit images for consideration for the cover of our upcoming catalog. If your image is selected, it will appear on the next catalog cover and you will receive a voucher to cover the cost of one OSHER@Dartmouth course.

We are currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 catalog cover.


  1. Contents must be your original work.
  2. Contents should be suitable for viewing by all ages.
  3. Other than that, it's up to you! You can send portraits, landscape photos, images of your paintings, etc.

How to Submit:

  1. Make sure you have a digital file of your submission. You can send a jpg/jpeg, a PDF, or a native Photoshop file. (Don't forget, you can use your iPhone or other smartphone to take a photo of your artwork and email it to us!)
  2. Test the file - you should be able to print your image on a standard 8.5"x11" sheet of paper. It should fill at least 3/4 of the page and print clearly - no blurring.
  3. Don't forget, your image should be presented in "portrait" mode (meaning the lengths of the bottom and top of the image are shorter than the sides). Images received in landscape mode (meaning the top and bottom of the image are longer than the sides) will be cropped at our discretion in order to fit our catalog cover.
  4. Email your file to

After that, sit back and wait for the results of the vote! The OSHER@Dartmouth office will announce the winner via our weekly newsletter.

Good luck!  

Catalog Archive

For a list of past catalogs, see Catalog Archives.


7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107, Hanover, NH 03755-2112
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM • (603) 646-0154


Last Updated: 8/14/18