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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary

Identifier: UA 407

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Content Description

This collection consists of two course catalogs from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary dated Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers learning opportunities to those primarily above the age of 50. The offerings for the Institute include courses, one-time lectures, and activities. The Institute was founded in 1991 as the Christopher Wren Association and was renamed the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2018.


  • Creation: 2019-2020

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

In 1991, the late Wayne Kernodle from William & Mary and Ruth Kernodle founded the the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, orginally named the Christopher Wren Association. The Institute was named the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2018 and recieved a $1 million endowment in 2020 from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Institute offers courses in American History, Art, Music, & Film, Finance & Economics, and other subjects.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder)



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Guide to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary Course Catalogs
William and Mary Special Collections and Research Center Staff
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository