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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University offers adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment in a congenial and supportive environment.
Founded in 1999 as the Auburn Society and taking its name from its original home in the historic Auburn House on the Towson University campus, the former Auburn Society became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2006 when it was awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher Foundation supports a national network of lifelong learning institutes on university campuses from Maine to Hawaii.
In spring 2009, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University was awarded $1 million endowment by the Bernard Osher Foundation after having received $100,000 grants from the Osher Foundation for each of the three preceding years.
Quick Contact: Tracy Jacobs, Director, tjacobs AT_TOWSON, 410-704-3437
Osher at Towson University is excited to offer members new online course options. Study with subject matter experts, learn with Osher members from across the country, and experience this exciting new opportunity offered in partnership with the Osher National Resource Center. Space is limited, so register early.
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Osher members have the opportunity to participate in trips, social activities and more.Get involved
Amid the ongoing pandemic, Osher staff and lifelong learners have had to adapt to online learning—with much success.
For 38 years, Thompson was a seventh-grade language arts teacher in Carroll County Public Schools. He brings his enthusiasm and love of literature to his new Osher friends.
The series expands upon Osher’s 20-year legacy of offering daytime, non-credit, liberal-arts-style programming geared to people 50 and older.