If you’re like me, trying to make up for lost time, or if you just love to learn new things, check out OneDayU, an organization (or company) that’s offering one-day workshops and seminars on a variety of topics.
Here’s what they say:
We’ve gathered the country’s brightest professors from the world’s finest universities to create the most stimulating day of college available anywhere. Our class lineup lets you partake in the latest thinking on world affairs, science, politics, history, art, literature, and more—and you don’t need to spend $45,000 an academic year to enjoy it! At One Day University there are no entrance exams, no SATs to ace, and no stress. It’s just live classes taught by the most sought-after professors from America’s most prestigious schools.
Here’s a sampling of what they offer:
— On May 17, a one-day class with Will Shortz (he of the New York Times Crossword Puzzle), who will lead a two-hour live and interactive discussion in Manhattan, explaining how he creates his famous New York Times crossword puzzles, and highlighting some of the special “insider” tricks and tips you can use to solve the hard ones.
— On May 9, a series of professors will do a day-long event that will include Kenneth Miller of Brown University on “Science: God vs. Darwin — America’s Continuing Problem with Evolution,Richard Pious of Barnard/Columbia University on “History: Lincoln’s Constitutional Dictatorship & Lessons for Today, Paul Bracken of Yale University on “Foreign Affairs: The Global Economic Crisis — the U.S. in a Volatile World, and Sherwin Nuland of Yale, on “The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci.”
Although those two events happen to be taking place near me, in New York City, OneDayU holds sessions in Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other locations.
Check out the website and sign up for lifelong learning.