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 the second semester of WWLL’s 40th year!

Today Lifetime Learning (LL) is recognized as a fast-growing and important trend (e.g., articles in Jan. 1 N.Y. Times and Jan. 3 Boston Globe). WWLL is the second-oldest LL in the U.S. that we know of, and one of the few not affiliated with an institution of higher learning or a larger organization. It has the lowest fees and is one of the few open to everyone. We think you can be proud of WWLL’s unique, “independent pioneer” heritage.

We are planning a celebration of WWLL’s 40th year on May 9. We have invited guest speakers knowledgeable about the importance and history of the LL movement. We will also describe WWLL’s founding and history, and invite and honor past directors and teachers. Refreshments will be served. Please attend!

As always, I encourage you to invite friends to WWLL, by far the best way to add the new members who help maintain WWLL’s health. Lastly, if you know of someone who is interested in teaching, please let us know.

—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.