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Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement.

A Harvard program for retired professionals.

January programs at HILR (online)

HILR’s January Programs are Open Enrollment!

  • Allan Ryan on Voting Rights, Race, and the Supreme Court
  • Sean Gallagher on Nineteenth-Century German Music
  • Zachary Nowak on American Food History
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Contribute to a Vibrant Intellectual Community

At the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement (HILR), program participants design and lead our courses. Peer-to-peer teaching and learning anchors our community, with stimulating speaker events and extracurricular activities providing opportunities to engage beyond the classroom.

  • 550

    Community Members

  • 120+

    Courses Annually

  • Semesters

    Fall & Spring

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I never expected this experience to be so enriching educationally, socially, emotionally—and that I’d find friends from all walks of life.”

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Worrell Brown