For 40 years, about 300 seniors from Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Newton and about 20 other towns have met for 10 weeks each spring and fall for classes that provide intellectual stimulation, vigorous discussion and good fellowship. Come join us. Our classes cover a wide range. A brief synopsis of each course and teacher biography can be found on the classes page. WWLL is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.

President's Message

Welcome to WWLL’s 40th year!! We thank the founders, teachers, officers, directors, et al who have made WWLL a success—including founders Harriet and Bill Greene, presidents Charles Thomas, Charles Wakefield and John Podger, and secretary Frances Dalton.

This semester, ten teachers return. Three others are taking time off and plan to return next spring: Tom Leonard (music appreciation), Steve Lowe (Constitutional law) and Frank Villa (science).

A new course is Genealogy Research: Basics and Case Histories, designed to encourage beginners to initiate their research.

We welcome ideas for new teachers. Please let me know if you have suggestions.

Also, we recognize that WWLL registrants have a wealth of talent and experience. There is potential for a “potpourri” course wherein you (or an acquaintance) give a presentation on a subject, experience, hobby, craft, etc., that you have some expertise in for one or two class sessions. If interested, please let me or any director know.

As always, you are encouraged to bring a friend to WWLL—by far, the best source of new members.

—Bruce Belason


Inclement weather: Classes cancelled if Wellesley schools are closed, but not if they are delayed.

Parking: We realize parking is limited at the church and is a challenge. Arrive early. Please do not park in the Church’s fire lanes or reserved spaces. On-street metered parking is available (you can exceed the 2-hour limit, but keep the meter fed). For walkers, the Congregational Church, 207 Washington St., graciously offers free parking.

Handicap accessability: Unfortunately not all classrooms are handicap accessible.

Comment: Some courses meet fewer than 10 times. The fee is still $40. But, registrants in these courses may attend any other course that meets at the same time for the other weeks of the semester.