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When classes are in session, OLLI provides single-topic lectures at venues in Talent and Medford.

Note: One or more of the OLLI public educational programs may present one view of a matter of public debate. Views expressed by the speakers are not necessarily those of OLLI or Southern Oregon University.

Talent Lectures

Wednesday, October 19, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Camelot Theatre, in Talent: Geoff Ridden, a scholar and performer, will discuss the movement of "improving" Shakespeare that occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries, with some of the adaptations displacing the plays of the Bard. He will perform extracts of the plays to illustrate. Click here to register.

Medford Lectures

Friday, September 30, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, in Medford: Cell biologist John Kloetzel presents, "It's a Small World: the Life Within Us.” Cells; you can’t see them; you can’t feel them, but they are what you're made of—from foreigners in your gut to relicts of bacteria that invaded your ancient ancestors and today make your life possible. Problems in any of these can make for serious human diseases -- and the sources of some of these problems are found in our everyday environment. Click here to register

Friday, October 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, at the Holly Theatre226 W. 6th Street in Medford: Randy McKay, Executive Director of Jefferson Live!, will provide an update on the Holly Theatre Restoration Project, focusing on the Holly's history, timeline for completion, and potential impact on the revitalization of downtown Medford. Note: this lecture will occur at the Holly, which is under construction. Liability waiver required. Click here to register.