Film: Billy Elliot

The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner's son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. After the movie, we will head downstairs to Three Tomatoes for pizza. The pizza is complimentary thanks to the Membership Services Committee. Learn more. 

Annual Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, June 28 at Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms to celebrate another year of Osher. We'll begin the day socializing before sitting down to lunch and while hearing from David Kotz, Provost, Dartmouth College. Learn more.

Find Your Inner Musician with the Ukulele

The ukulele is a perfect instrument for exploring the world of making music, and you don’t have to already be a musician to have fun learning how to play it. In this lighthearted workshop, you will learn the history of the ukulele; see how it can be played in a variety of genres including classical, pop, folk, bluegrass, and more; and learn some basic chords, strums, and technique that you can use to play your favorite tunes. Learn more.

The Restoration of a Sugar Hill Perennial Garden

This course will document the restoration of a garden in the White Mountains of NH. It also covers propagation by division and demonstrates the importance of careful planning of design. Learn more.

Have You Checked Your Personality Lately?

Are you the same person you think you are? Are you the same person everyone else thinks you are? You will receive advance links to a version of the Myers-Briggs and Enneagram Personality Tests which you are encouraged to complete prior to the class. We will explore these two in some depth and poll the class to see the range of personas indicated. Learn more.

Summer Lecture Series: Addressing the Challenges to Our Democracy

As the United States lurched toward the Civil War, we were confronted with many of the issues that once again rear their heads today: a country hopelessly polarized; newspapers filled with untruths; the Electoral College giving extra power to small, rural states; and possibly most significant, the reverberations of “America’s Original Sin”, slavery, making racial inequality an issue that we have to contend with to this very day. Learn more.

Submit a Course Proposal

Submit a course proposal

Submit a course proposal today! Please email us with any questions.

Winter 2023 proposals due:  September 12, 2022
Dates for term:  January 9 - March 17, 2023

Spring 2023 proposals due:  December 12, 2022
Dates for term:  April 3 - June 16, 2023

Summer lecture Series: Addressing the Challenges to Our Democracy

Osher’s 25th Summer Lecture Series returns in-person to Spaulding Auditorium (as well as livestream) to ask the question: Which Way Forward for Democracy? Learn more.

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Our courses are led by dedicated volunteers who have passion for and knowledge of a subject and want to share that passion with others. Without our dedicated instructors, Osher at Dartmouth would not exist. Learn more about our Study Leaders.


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