Quarter after quarter, the OLLI experience keeps our members coming back for the insight, inspiration, and innovation that fuels their active lives.
OLLI Members Enjoy:
- A diverse range of courses taught by expert instructors who love to engage participants
- A relaxing yet stimulating class environment, where lectures mingle with discussions
- The opportunity for regular social and intellectual interaction with a community of your peers
- Free special events – exclusively for OLLI members
To see a full listing of current courses, click hereand select “Osher Lifelong Learning at UCLA”
Classes are held weekdays from 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, and 6:30-8:30pm. Some classes are also offered on weekends. Courses that don’t meet a minimum enrollment may be cancelled, so enroll early!
UCLA – OLLI Locations
You can find our classes in Westwood and Woodland Hills at the locations below:
Gayley Center (Westwood)
1145 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Lindbrook Center (Westwood)
10920 Lindbrook Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90024
1010 Westwood Center (Westwood)
1010 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
UCLA Extension Administrative Building (Westwood)
10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Warner Center (Woodland Hills)
The Warner Center Tower III
21650 Oxnard St, Suite 200, Woodland Hills, CA 92367
Types of Courses
You must be a current OLLI member to enroll in any Instructor-Led Courses, Discussion Groups, or the Beyond the Headlines lecture series. Taste of Osher courses are open to the public. Click on any course below to view the complete course description and enrollment information.
Taste of Osher
These 2-hour lectures are open to the public. The fee is $15. Plus members pay no additional fee.
|Course Name||Start Date||Location|
|Smart Phone Photography||Sat, Jan 13, 10a-12p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St|
|How Memory Works in the Brain and How to Keep Your Memory Working Better, Longer||Sat, Jan 13 10a-12p||1145 Gayley Center, 121|
|Smart Phone Photography||Sat, Jan 20, 10a-12p||1145 Gayley Center, 114|
|Running for Life||Sat, Jan 27. 10a-12p||1145 Gayley Center, 119A|
|An Introduction to the Development and History of Photography||Sat, Mar 10, 10a-12p||1145 Gayley Center, 121 CDE|
Our Instructor-Led program offers non-credit courses geared to those seeking a high quality and enjoyable adventure in learning. There are no tests, grades, or homework, though some courses include readings. OLLI’s Instructor-Led courses are taught by the high-caliber instructors and guest speakers for which UCLA Extension is world renown. Our courses explore art, music, literature, history, science, languages, psychology, current events, and many other exciting fields.
|Course Name||Start Date||Location|
|Cancelled- Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part 8: The American Response||Cancelled||Cancelled|
|Japanese Buddhism, Part 1||Mon, Jan 8, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|The Blues: How Three-Chords Became Rock & Roll||Mon, Jan 8, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|Jivin’ In Bebop: The Modern Jazz Revolution 1945-1950||Mon, Jan 8, 6:30p-8:30p||1145 Gayley Center, 114|
|All About Bone||Tue, Jan 9, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|Spanish III for Everyday Life||Tue, Jan 9, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 218|
|Einstein for Everyone||Tue, Jan 9, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|The Seventies||Wed, Jan 10, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|The 6 C’s of Food History: Cake, Corn, Coffee, Cheese, Chilies, Chocolate||Wed, Jan 10-1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|Public Policy in the Real World||Wed, Jan 10, 6:30p-8:30p||1145 Gayley Center, 114|
|Food History in 8 Tasty Bites||Thur, Jan 11, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 214|
|Two Centuries of American Art: 1776 to 1976||Thur, Jan 11, 1p-3p||Lindbrook Ctr, 10920 Lindbrook, 204|
|Basic Psychopathology: A Journey Through the Major Mental Health Diagnoses, Part I||Thur, Jan 11, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|Unfaithful: Infidelity in the Movies||Fri, Jan 12, 1p-3:30p||10995 Le Conte Ave., G33E|
|Surfs Up: The Life and Times of the Brian Boys||Tue, Jan 16, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 214|
|Henry James||Sun, Jan 21, 12p-2p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
|Tues, Jan 23-Mar 13, 10:30a-12p
Wed, Jan 24-Mar 14, 10:30a-12p
|Lindbrook Ctr, 10920 Lindbrook, 204
Lindbrook Ctr, 10920 Lindbrook, 204
|Beethoven||Fri, Jan 26, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News||Wed, Feb 14, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|Cancelled- Shakespeare for Beginners and Experts, Part IV||Cancelled||Cancelled|
|The Paris Experience||Tue, Feb 20, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|Art of the Renaissance||Wed, Feb 21, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|Basic Psychopathology: A Journey Through the Major Mental Health Diagnoses, Part II||Thur, Feb 22, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
|The Wonderful World of Gilbert & Sullivan||Thur, Mar 1, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 320|
|The Taste of Dark Chocolate||Mon, Mar 19, 1p-3p||Warner Center, 21650 Oxnard St.|
Discussion groups are for members who want to ask questions, offer answers and share their knowledge in the classroom. Established instructors act as facilitators to create an environment in which participants explore subjects in an atmosphere of intellectual stimulation, creative self-expression, and socializing without the expectation of tests or grades. Depending on the nature of the course, there could be a modest amount of preparation before class begins and you may be called upon for your insights – members should be ready to participate!
|Course Name||Start Date||Location|
|High-Level Spanish Conversation||Tue, Jan 9, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 310|
|Intermediate French Conversation||Tue, Jan 9, 6:30p-8:30p||1145 Gayley Center, 119A|
|Current Events: Understanding Our World||Thur, Jan 11, 10a-12p||10920 Lindbrook, 204 ABC|
|Poetry Without Fear||Fri, Jan 12, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 218|
|Social and Moral Dilemmas in Film||Tue, Jan 16, 1p-3:30p||10995 Le Conte Ave., G33E|
|Supermetaphysics||Wed, Jan 17, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 218|
|Real Life Spanish Conversation I||Thur, Jan 18, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 218|
|Real Life Spanish Conversation II||Thur, Jan 18, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 218|
|Shakespeare the Philosopher II||Fri, Jan 19, 1p-4p
Feb 23 only- in room G33E
|10995 Le Conte Ave., G33W|
|Intermediate Chess||Mon, Jan 22, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 418|
|Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art||Tues, Jan 23, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, 416|
|The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Through Film||Tues, Feb 6, 1p-4p||1010 Westwood, 313|
Creativity and Movement
|Course Name||Start Date||Location|
|Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s Hamlet||Tue, Jan 9, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, B17|
|Writing That Changes Lives||Tue, Jan 16, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 413|
|Gentle Yoga||Thur, Jan 11, 6:30-8p||1145 Gayley Center, 119|
|Tai Chi: The Art of Effortless Move||Wed, Jan 24, 1p-3p||1010 Westwood, B17|
|Life Stories Worth Telling||Wed, Feb 14, 10a-12p||1010 Westwood, 310|
Beyond the Headlines
The Beyond the Headlines speaker series features eight speakers per quarter, each presenting an in-depth lecture about the most significant contemporary, and often controversial, issues in the news. Culled from today’s major headlines, our topics cover foreign policy, state and national politics, education, the economy, social justice issues, and more! Enroll here!
Section 358430 (Tuesdays)
January 23: Janet P. Pregler, MD, UCLA - "Why it Would Benefit Both Women and Men to Abandon the 70 KG Man"
Janet P. Pregler, MD, is Director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center and director of the UCLA National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
January 30: Dominic Thomas, Professor, UCLA- "European elections since Brexit and the Future of Europe"
Dominic Thomas, PhD, is Madeleine L. Letessier Professor, Chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies, and Acting Chair of the departments of Germanic, Italian, and Scandinavian at UCLA. He is the author of numerous books on African and European culture, history, and politics, an elected member of the Academy of Europe, and European Affairs Commentator on CNN / CNN International.
February 6: Cameron Bard, Office of Gov. Cuomo - "Climate Change in an Age of Conservative Politics"
Cameron Bard is a renewable energy expert and former policymaker from the state of New York. Before moving to Los Angeles, he served as the Chief of Staff to New York State’s energy czar, Richard Kauffman, in the office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. He currently works in the solar industry and is also an adjunct instructor at New York University.
February 13: Jonathan Dobrer, Professor, University of Judaism - "Understanding the Middle East Today"
Jonathan Dobrer, MA, teaches at the University of Judaism and has taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
February 20: John Snibbe, PhD, Clinical Psychologist - “The Crisis of Homelessness and the Noncompliant Mentally Ill in our Society.”
John Snibbe, PhD.; Retired Program Head, Mobile Emergency Services, LA County Department of Mental Health, Emergency Resource Manager, Manager of Project 50 and special programs for homeless.
February 27: Dr. Jennifer Jung-Kim, lecturer, UCLA - "Evaluating the North Korean Situation: How Worried Should We Be?"
Jennifer Jung-Kim is a continuing lecturer who teaches Korean history in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as well as Asia-related courses in the International and Area Studies program and the Honors Collegium program.
March 6: Zachary Courser, Research Director of the Dreier Roundtable - "2018 Mid-Term Elections"
Zachary Courser, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, and has published articles on the connection between political parties and democratic participation.
March 13: Jared McBride, Lecturer, UCLA - "The Putin Cult"
Jared McBride, PhD, teaches Eastern European and Russian history. He specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. His research interests include borderlands studies, nationalist movements, mass violence and genocide, the Holocaust, inter-ethnic conflict, and war crimes prosecution.
Section 355540 (Wednesdays)
January 24: Gary Orfield, Professor, UCLA - "Equal Rights and Unequal Schools: Civil Rights Challenges"
Gary Orfield, PhD, is Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning; and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.
January 31: Miriam Golden, PhD, Professor, UCLA - "Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Miriam Golden, PhD is Professor of Political Science, a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford. She has been a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.
February 7: Derek Shearer, Former Ambassador and Professor, Occidental College - "Trump and the World"
Derek Shearer, PhD, Director of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College, served in the Clinton administration as an economics official in the Commerce Department, and then as Ambassador to Finland (1994-97).
February 14: Kirk Saduski, Documentarian - “The JFK Assassination: Did the Release of the New Documents Change the Story?”
Kirk Saduski, Producer and Executive at Playtone, and Co-Executive Producer of the CNN documentary series The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, is currently in production as co-executive producer of 1968 for CNN.
February 21: John Snibbe, PhD, Clinical Psychologist - “The Crisis of Homelessness and the Noncompliant Mentally Ill in our Society.”
John Snibbe, PhD, former program head of Psychiatric Mobile Responses Team Operations, L.A. County Department of Mental Health
February 28: Dennis Mangrobang, CEO, Flexwest, LLC - "Robotics, Automation, and our Changing Society"
Dennis Mangrobang, BSCS, is CEO of Flexwest, LLC., an automation and engineering company. His primary interest is in vision guided robotics, applied to manufacturing.
March 7: James L. Gelvin, Professor, UCLA - "Why is Saudi Arabia no longer the Shrinking Violet of the Middle East?"
James L. Gelvin, PhD, is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a specialist in the modern social and cultural history of the Arab East, and is the author of five books.
March 14: Scott Abramson, UCLA & Israel Institute - "The Status of Jerusalem and the American-Israeli-Palestinian Triangle" (working title)
A historian of the modern Levant, Scott Abramson is a doctoral candidate in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and a fellow at the Israel Institute.
Refund requests will be accepted through the close of business on the final refund date, which is printed on your enrollment receipt. For every refund request totaling $30 or more, a $30 administrative fee is assessed. This $30 fee may be avoided by crediting your unused course fees to your student account for future use. OLLI membership dues are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
To request a refund:
Phone : (310) 825-9971
Fax : (310) 206-3223
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Mail to : UCLA Extension, P.O. Box 24901,
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0901
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For questions about membership or a particular course, call (310) 825-7093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .