The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at U.Va. brings together people from various backgrounds who share a common interest in learning and intellectual stimulation. Formed in association with the University of Virginia as the Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning (JILL), the institute is now one of more than 120 like institutes in a growing, national, lifelong-learning network for Senior Citizens supported by the Osher Foundation.We offer educational opportunities and enrichment to active adults in the Charlottesville area as well as in Stauntion in the Shennandoah Valley. The intent is that members may acquire new knowledge, explore ideas, exercise creativity, and share interests and expertise with others. Cost of membership is only $25 per semester (two terms) and the cost for 12 hours of courses is only $75 (2010 prices, non credit courses of normally 3 to 6 sessions each.)Membership also brings other benefits, such as periodic lectures, newsletter, and availability of trips.