The Best of Top-Notch Classes, Without the Exams!

The Lourie Lectures provide engaging lifelong learning, educational presentations, and discourse for adults over 50. Taught by academics and content experts, topics explore the arts and humanities, science, culture, and more. Satisfy your thirst for learning through these weekly courses offered in two sessions (Winter and Fall) each year. 

The Winter series is presented with support by:

Winter 2024 Series

Media Literacy in the Age of the Internet

With Frank Baker
Mondays 11 AM-12 PM | February 5,12,19, 26
What is the antidote to misinformation and disinformation?

Explore the modern-day conundrum of access to more information than ever before and the media’s ability to manipulate that information.

Open to the public. $10/$20/$30 per course.

Beginning Genealogy

With Sue Eleazer
Mondays 1-2 PM | February 5, 12, 19, 26.
This course will help you begin your family tree, with resources on planning, researching, and documenting.

Open to the public. $10/$20/$30 per course.

Roots to Brews: Urban Agriculture from Farm to Brewery

Tuesdays 1-2 PM | February 6, 13, 20, 27
Featuring Presentations and Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Urban Farm City Roots, and Bierkeller Local Craft Brewery.

Open to the public. $10/$20/$30 per course.

Ethnobotany: Conversations About Plants & People, Past & Present

With Gail Wagner
Wednesdays 11 AM-12 PM | February 7, 14, 21, 28.
A class on the relationships between plants and people, and exploration of how a person’s worldview affects their relationship with nature.

Open to the public. $10/$20/$30 per course.

The History of Columbia’s Neighborhoods

Wednesdays 1-2 PM | February 7, 14, 21, 28.
This is the first of what we hope will be a continuing course about the founding of Columbia and its many neighborhoods.

Open to the public. $10/$20/$30 per course.

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