General Meetings

General Meetings

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSC General Meetings

You can also check the OLLI calendar for meeting time and information about the meeting. (

Normally our members gather monthly, September through May inclusive, except in December, usually on the third Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Colleges Nine and John R. Lewis College Multipurpose Room to socialize, conduct business, and hear a speaker, often a UCSC professor. We greet, meet, and eat (fruit or cake, and coffee or tea), and interact with a speaker of note. 

November 20, 2022 General Meeting, 10:00am–12pm

Location: Colleges 9 and John R Lewis Multipurpose Room

Speaker: William Sullivan, Distinguished Professor Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCSC

Topic: Microbes, Big Sur and Global Health


Bill Sullivan is Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCSC.  Educated at UC San Diego, the University of Washington and UC San Francisco, he began his faculty career at UCSC in 1990.  Bill’s work is focused on understanding how cells divide.  While doing this basic research he has made discoveries that could lead to treatments of neglected diseases in the third world, such as river blindness and elephantiasis.  His work is supported, in part, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  So what is the connection to Big Sur?  Come to the November meeting and see.

Program Chair

Our program chair, who finds and arranges for our speakers, is Barry Bowman. Please send suggestions for future speakers to him at