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Winter Term

"Exactly what I needed to bring some joy into my life in the middle of winter." -Member

Acrylic Painting

Meet our Study Leaders. Member Testimonial: "Each of the courses I have taken have been better than the course description because the Study Leader brings their energy and uniqueness to the words."

Courses available as of 1/17/2019:

Arab Female Entrepreneurs - Kathleen Dechant

Poems From the 20th Year of Seven Centuries - Patricia Norton
Writing in Circles - Stephen Hackman

Women & Investing - Barry Glennon & Kevin Moquin

Race and Racism: Still Relevant in 2019 - Ellen Hofheimer Bettmann
Railroading: Glory Days to Glory Days - Charles Bohi

Spring Term

Registration Opens Wednesday, February 6

"The spring choices all look terrific and varied; I'm not sure how I shall ever pick!" -Shiela Swett, Member

20th Century American Photographers - Ellen Jonsson
Albert Barnes and His Amazing Art Collection - John Ferries
English Gardens: A Social History - Barbara Stern
Let's Play With Clay! - Dianne Burger
Not Your Usual Music Appreciation - Moby Pearson
Outlaw Country Music Phenomenon - Daley, Labier & Barker
Preparing to Hear Mitsuko Uchida - Mark Nelson
Rock Your Writing: Hand Lettering - Gael Clauson
Sock Studies: Knitted Footwear - Judith Esmay
Splash...Watercolor... - Stephanie Reininger
The Arts in Lovely, Lively Lebanon - Paxton & Jones
The Films Of Mike Leigh - Mark Lewis
Welcome Back to the Hood Museum - Jeanne Shafer
What Happened to the Western? - Don Watson

Current Affairs
21st Century Genetic Technologies - Iain Sim
Great Decisions 2019 - Sanders & Wooster
Post-Trump: Fear or Hope? - Jim Wilson
What's Wrong With the Supreme Court? - Maynard Goldman

Active French: Learn By Doing - Gloria Finkelstein
American Short Stories - Jim Adler
Exercises for Writers - Stephen Hackman
Gender and the Holocaust - Phyllis Deutsch
Henry Ford - Harte Crow
Jane Austen: Beyond Pride and Prejudice - Marilyn Roberts
Linguam Latinam Discite! - Susan Brown
Memories Matter - Jessica Aiken-Hall
Mythos and Me: A Journey Home - Patricia Cashman
Reconsidering David - Susan McCaslin
The Ethics of Harry Bosch - Meredith Angwin
Understanding and Cultivating Civility, Part 1 - Dan Collison
Understanding and Cultivating Civility, Part 2 - Dan Collison
Writing in Circles - Stephen Hackman
Writing Memoirs - Joe Medlicott
Writing Poetry in New Ways - Page Coulter

A Dream Dreams Group - Philip Eller
iPad & iOS 12 - Dave Halpert
Mah Jongg: Game of the Sparrows - Mary Ann Holbrook
Mindful Awareness - Stephen O'Dwyer
Osher Teaching Style - Stucker & Lorden
Retirement Planning Made Easy - Evan Roberts
Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation - Annie Ross
Svaroopa® Yoga - Annie Ross

Connecting with Nature - Carolyn Hooper
Getting Ready To Die - William Lamb
Hollywood True Crime - John Peterman
NASA's Golden Age - Dan DeMars

Natural Sciences
Gardening With Perennials - Carol Stanigar
Spring Wildflowers and Ferns - Alice Schori
What Lies Beneath the Waves - Scott Rappeport

Social Sciences
'47: An Impossible Dream - Rick Hutchins
American History/Schmistory - Bob Christie
Boston v. New York - Charles Buell
Farewell to the Family Farm? - Steve Taylor
Genghis Khan's Barbarian Empires - Inge Brown
How Funerals Really Work - Lee Webster
L'Esprit de Voltaire - Werner Kleinhardt
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beatles - Rick Hutchins
Revisiting the Federalist Papers - Linda Fowler
Short History of Mexico - Dr. Mary Grizzard
The American Revolution - Vic Henningsen
The Holocaust - Thomas Burke
Triumph of the Human Spirit - Jed Williamson
Truman Defeats Dewey - Bob Jakoubek
Understanding Political Polarization - Rachna Shah

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Guide to Online Registration

Term Dates:

Winter 2019: January 14 - March 15, 2019

Spring 2019: March 25 - May 24, 2019

Fall 2019: September 16 - November 15, 2019

Winter 2020: January 13 - March 13, 2020


Annual Membership: $70 (expires June 30, 2019)
Special Rate Membership: $105 (February 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
Dartmouth College/DHMC staff, faculty, and students please call 603-646-0154 to join our program.

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.)

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.


  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.

Catalog Archive

For a list of past catalogs, see Catalog Archives.


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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM • (603) 646-0154


Last Updated: 1/17/19