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"Just love the people who are in LINEC"

“Once I retired, I was looking for ways to broaden my horizons.
LINEC absolutely accomplished that and continues to.”

Andres Institute of Art-Brookline, NH

“There are always such
an interesting variety of courses with
knowledgeable instructors.
I’m never disappointed with LINEC classes.”

Henniker, New Hampshire

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Learning Institute of New England College

Bridge to Knowledge, Continuing the Journey!

LINEC, the Learning Institute of New England College, is a program created to educate, entertain, and enhance life. It offers non-credit, peer-led, peer-taught courses to retired and working adults – all for the sheer pleasure of learning.

LINEC classes are sponsored in conjunction with New England College. 

LINEC offers four to six week courses in the fall, spring and summer.

  • Fall Term is in October and November.
  • Spring Term is in April and May.
  • Summer Term is in July.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all courses are currently held on Zoom.

New LINEC Fee Structure Begins Fall 2021
Details: Click Here

LINEC Introduction Movie

Membership Benefits

How to Become a LINEC Member

  • The pleasure of learning with peers, from peers
  • Reasonably priced classes 
  • Many opportunities to volunteer
  • Course catalogs
  • Invitation to LINEC’s Annual Meeting
  • Invitation to special New England College (NEC) events*
  • Free loan of LINEC course videos stored in NEC’s Danforth Library*
  • Use of Danforth Library*
  • Reduced fee for per-credit NEC courses*
  • Opportunity to audit one NEC course per semester on a space-available basis at no cost *

*This benefit is not available at this time due to New England College COVID-19 protocols.

  • Membership in LINEC is required to take fall and spring courses.
  • If you are curious about LINEC, but are not yet ready to become a member, you can enroll in as many summer courses as you wish for $25. Membership is not required for Summer Term. If LINEC is a good fit for you, you can become a member in the fall.
  • Membership is $40 per person each academic year (October through July).
  • Please add LINEC Membership by clicking the blue button next to course selections. To begin the process, click the button below.


LINEC  Spring  Preview

Year-round courses: Poetry and Film Seminars and American Novel Reading Group

Continuing: Geologic Wonders, Americans Founding Fathers

Upcoming at New England College

NEC Theatre presents:


by Sarah Ruhl

Oct. 21 & 22 @ 7:30 pm and
Oct. 23 @ 3 pm 

Rosamond Page Putnam Center for the Performing Arts  

All performances  are open to the public. 

Reservations: 603-428-2382

For more current information call
or email

Course List

To read more about a class please click on “Register” next to each class listing.


Event Venue Date
Film Seminar: Classic Noir Films from the 1940s Noir Films Zoom Link
  • October 29, 2021 10:00 am
The Beat Poets: Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso and di Prima Beat Poets Zoom Link
  • November 1, 2021 10:00 am
World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Geological Wonders Zoom Link
  • November 1, 2021 1:00 pm
Biology & Society Biology & Society Zoom Link
  • November 2, 2021 10:00 am
Russia: From Czars to Commissars (and Back?) Russia Zoom Link
  • November 2, 2021 1:00 pm
Great Composers Great Composers Zoom Link
  • November 3, 2021 10:00 am
American Novel Reading Group American Novel-2021 Fall Zoom Link
  • November 3, 2021 1:00 pm
America’s Founding Fathers Founding Fathers Zoom Link
  • November 4, 2021 10:00 am

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Bridge to Knowledge,

Continuing the Journey!