Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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.

2022 Summer Series

Wednesdays, July 6—August 31 at 1 p.m.

Join us this summer for presentations on a variety of topics. In-person lectures will be taking place in the auditorium at Edenwald Senior Living in Towson. Those presentations will be livestreamed via Zoom for participants who are out of the immediate area or who wish to view from home. Each lecture will be around 90 minutes, including Q & A. View course details. (PDF)


Quick Contact: Tracy Jacobs, Director, , 410-704-3437

Membership fees are $50 per person. Members can participate in all Osher activities and use TU’s Cook Library, University Store and campus dining facilities. 

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