CONNECTion

In this, our 15th year of academic programming for adults, we are once again offering an eclectic mix of courses—some by popular demand, some by new request. In the Wasch Seminars’ decade and a half, we’ve survived a succession of crises, from the economic meltdown that began in 2007–8 to the pandemic that is not yet over, and on to today’s threats to national and global stability and the future of democracy. But the goal for us has remained the same—to offer expert and enlightening courses that challenge and expand our minds and deepen our understanding of the changing world around us. Our spring list ranges from creative writing to a photography workshop, from our ever-popular exploration of a period in art history to a field study of New England's migrating birds, as well as to an encounter with Shakespeare as living theater and much more. Watch for our printed postcard in your mailbox or at your local library or coffee shop as a colorful reminder to check our Registration page for the detailed course descriptions and registration information. 

In 2024, we’re challenging you to share the joys of adult learning with friends and family—under the watchword CONNECTION. Share the secret to longevity! Memory enhancement doesn’t come in a pill bottle. The evidence is clear: continued learning in the company of others stimulates brain activity, contributing to vitality, stamina, creativity, and effective problem-solving. 2024 is the year to invite someone who matters to you to join one or more Wasch Center Seminars. The inquiries started in the classroom and the skills built or newly acquired will be with you long after the courses wrap up. 

 

Our very best for the New Year, 

Krishna Winston & Richard J. Friswell

Co-Directors, Wasch Center Seminars  

 

Testimonials

"The Wesleyan Lifelong Learning program provides convenient and engaging classes on topics that you always wished you had taken in college, but didn't have the time. I have been impressed with the faculty and their commitment to the quality of the program, and look forward to attending more sessions in the future"

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"I leave with my head and heart filled with new stories, new realities and new friends."

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"Five Star teacher. Judge David Gold's grasp of Constitutional Law is inspiring. His course gives you a compass to navigate current political confusion."

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"This was a wonderful experience - and a great value. Elizabeth Bobrick is an excellent teacher, knowledgeable, passionate, humorous, and personable."

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"Karl Scheibe's professional experiences greatly enhanced the course and enriched it."

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"This opportunity to take classes is terrific, keeps one sharp!"

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"Sari Rosenblatt was a wonderful instructor. Great interactive class setting, material was helpful in structuring assignments."

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"I really enjoyed the Constable/Turner class taught by Rhea Higgins.  I marveled at her timing and her ability to talk while managing the technology.  She is so knowledgeable about history, art, politics of the time.  I just love her teaching methods."

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