Learning in Retirement (LIR)

LIR Course Schedule

To see a complete schedule of the LIR offerings with dates and speaker information, see the LIR Schedule page.

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, Marvin Cohen, Linda Jewell, Paul Licht, and Donald A. Riley.

LIR Course Materials

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