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Adult learning in the Valley, Central Virginia

Lifelong learning at Mr. Jefferson’s University

An innovative program of university-level short courses developed at the University of Virginia will be offering classes in Staunton starting in September.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes in topics ranging from the modern presidency to the relationship between science and faith, the history of opera, memoir writing, genealogy and more.

Classes will be offered at the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art in Downtown Staunton. Coursework is not graded.

Classes are usually ninety minutes long and are held once a week during the day for three to six weeks.

“I can attend courses that are taught by people who love their subject the way I love mine and learn new things and broaden out my experience,” said Tom MacAvoy, a retired UVa. faculty member who teaches and takes classes through OLLI at UVa.

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