If this seems appealing to you, we urge you to examine the pages on this website. The Fall 2021 catalog with information about registration (registration equals membership) will be released shortly. Also see the general information menu at the top of the page.
About Shared Learning
Shared Learning is a 42-year-old informal association of senior and other adults in the Chapel Hill area who are enthusiastic about continuing to learn throughout the remainder of their lives–but in an informal and social setting with no pressure and no grades! To that end, the association organizes weekday morning courses, each meeting once a week for 90 minutes (usually with a break for refreshments). In Fall, 2021, we will offer courses meeting in person at the Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Rd., as well as courses meeting on-line via Zoom video conferencing–and even some courses with participants both on-site and remotely via Zoom.
A membership fee of $60 entitles participants to take as many courses from our rich and varied curriculum as they wish in all three semesters, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and a mini-term in Spring 2022. (The Spring mini-term is also open, without charge, to non-members as well.) Courses are moderated (led) by members of the association who may or may not be “experts” in the field but who are willing to organize learning activities around a central topic for the duration of the semester. The moderators may rely on DVD lectures by experts or may orchestrate class discussions led by other members of the group–however they feel the topic of their interest may be best presented and discussed.