welcome to adventures in learning

Important Dates and Information

Wednesday, September 3: Fall Study Leader Orientation Meeting
Monday, September 8: Course Rosters Emailed to Participants
Monday, September 15: Fall Courses Begin
Friday, November 18: Fall Courses End
Wednesday, November 12: Fall Study Leader Follow-up Meeting
Thursday, December 4: AIL Thursday's Child at the New London Inn

Adventures in Learning (AIL) is a community-based program of educational enrichment for adults living in the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region. Sponsored by Colby-Sawyer College, AIL provides a peer learning experience for those with a vigorous interest in the world of ideas and for those who wish to continue their intellectual growth in an informal setting. AIL adheres to Learning Later; Living Greater.


On May 28, 2013, AIL launched Colby-Sawyer's "STOREFRONT" which will allow you to pay your membership dues online, as well as sign-up and pay for AIL courses.

The individuals who are drawn to the AIL program seek continued intellectual challenges but also come with a collective wealth of accumulated knowledge. Many have unique skills and professional experience to impart to their peers and thereby provide a ready-made “faculty” of volunteer study group leaders. Courses are non-credit and without exams and are offered over a three to four week or five to eight week period in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. The two-hour weekly, morning or afternoon class sessions are held in venues in New London and in surrounding towns.

Topics for study vary each term, and new courses are regularly created according to the interests and availability of qualified study group leaders. Subjects studied and discussed include history, literature, the sciences, international affairs, current events, and more. Within a very short time, AIL participants become friends in a relaxed learning atmosphere where they welcome and respect the ideas and opinions offered by their peers in discussions.

The AIL web pages include information on membership, course catalogs, course registration forms, answers to frequently asked questions about AIL, the AIL newsletter, Horizons Extra, and much more. Please click on the links in the left-hand column for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Janet St. Laurent via e-mail at jstlaure@colby-sawyer.edu or at:

Adventures in Learning
Colby-Sawyer College
Colby Homestead
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-3690