Five College Learning in Retirement (5CLIR) serves the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1988, it is sponsored by Five Colleges, Incorporated, a consortium formed by Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 5CLIR is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Institute Network.
Peer-led seminars and workshops are the core activities of Five College Learning in Retirement and are designed to engage the active learner. Our Summer/Winter and Special Programs present opportunities for our members to share activities and interests with other members. Great Decisions, a Foreign Policy Association program, provides a forum open to the public to discuss pressing foreign policy issues with national experts.
Our members are a group of intellectually curious individuals who want to pursue new fields of interest or to revisit interests too long neglected. We are characterized by a willingness to share the knowledge and insights we have gained over lifetimes variously experienced.
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18 Henshaw Street, C2
Northampton, MA 01063