Learning in Retirement (LIR)

The Learning in Retirement Program has been suspended for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 

The Learning in Retirement Program began in 2000, continues to offer free courses for retirees from UC Berkeley, UC Office of the President and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and their guests.

LIR offers courses in a variety of subject fields, including natural sciences, social sciences, the humanities and the arts. 

Space is often limited and advance registration is required to attend. Course location will be provided with your registration confirmation.

If you are interested in learning about the history of LIR, download the LIR history document (in pdf).

Learning in Retirement Committee

The Learning in Retirement program would not exist without the dedication of the Learning in Retirement Committee. The committee is chaired by Professor Emeritus Donald Mastronarde, and includes Professors Emeriti Louise George Clubb, Ron Gronsky, Linda Jewell, Paul Licht, and Donald A. Riley.

LIR Course Schedule

Learning in Retirement has gone virtual. Details here.

LIR Course Materials

Reference information and slide presentation from Learning in Retirement Programs are available in the LIR online resource library.