We hope you have enjoyed the winter quarter lectures and seminars.
Our spring quarter Master Classes feature two Osher favorites: noted art historian Linda Blair, speaking on Baroque Art, and Professor Glenn Smith returning to deliver five lectures on Presidential Power and the U.S. Constitution. Registration for these Master Classes is required and will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19. Please note the departure from our normal Wednesday morning Master Class registrations. Detailed registration instructions will be provided by email in early March, and posted on the Osher homepage (olli.ucsd.edu).
Your volunteer Curriculum Committee has assembled a particularly rich and stimulating quarter of classes, seminars, social events, and field trips for the spring quarter. In addition to the two Master Classes noted above, we have also scheduled multi-lecture series on the history of the Ottoman Empire, Data Science research at UC San Diego, research in Astrophysics, and Famous Women Writers. On Monday, April 23, Robert Clossin, Director of Campus Planning, will be presenting the UC San Diego Long Range Development Plan and Relocation Plans for UCSD Extension and Osher.
Our individual faculty lectures feature many distinguished scholars this quarter and our small- classroom seminars will again entertain and stimulate their loyal participants. Our Theater World performers are offering a particularly rich quarter with a reprise of the Osher-created Something in Preserve, Shirley Valentine, and Our Town, plus Osher’s own Jay Berman presenting the songs of Tom Lehrer. Osher field trips are planned to the Getty Museum in May to visit the special Rembrandt exhibition, a San Diego Neighborhoods walking tour of historic Point Loma, and an Osher tour of the world-renowned Scripps Institution Oceanographic Collection.
Full descriptions of our spring quarter curriculum can be found throughout the catalog.
Steve Clarey Chair, Curriculum Committee