The Science Book Club of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke has been active since 1995, says club coordinator Dan Oldman.
When and where do you meet? We usually meet the first Thursday afternoon of the month at The Bishop’s House on the Duke University East Campus in Durham.
Tell us about your club. We read and discuss books of substance on topics ranging from biology, evolution, and the physical sciences, to medicine, the environment, and biographies of famous scientists.
What are you reading now? “Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy” by David A. Mindell
What is your club’s favorite book? “Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution” by Nick Lane
What’s unique about your club? The diversity of the experience of our members contributes to interesting and informative discussions. You do not have to have a science degree to participate, and no registration is required. You do have to be an OLLI member.
Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy
David A. Mindell
Viking , 272 pages