One-Hour Online Lectures From Around the World

Learn from Road Scholar’s expert instructors around the world as they discuss fascinating topics like art history, world cultures, archaeology, geology and more! Our free online lectures will give you a taste of some of our most popular Road Scholar programs right from the comfort of your home.

In 2023, we are honored to present Road Scholar’s free online lectures in loving memory of August Ferretti, the quintessential lifelong learner who cherished the intellectual stimulation and variety of Road Scholar’s online lectures.


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Online Lectures: Curated Virtual Travel Experiences

There shouldn’t be barriers when it comes to learning about the world around you. At Road Scholar, our mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel. However, we understand that taking time to travel isn’t always possible, which is why we offer a vast selection of online lectures. Our virtual lectures make learning possible when travel is not. No matter the program you choose, you’ll discover fascinating topics like art history, world cultures, archaeology, geology, and more.

Whether you’re looking for online music lectures or history lectures online, we have it all. Each online lecture is led by a Road Scholar expert instructor, who will take a deep dive into the topic you choose. Each virtual lecture is based on one of Road Scholar’s popular in-person programs, so you can experience any adventure from the comfort of your own home. With a variety of trips to choose from, you’ll be able to take an online Zoom lecture for adults that explores a topic of discussion you’re interested in.

Find Engaging Online History Lectures

Interested in art history lectures online? Join our lecture that explores the inspiration behind Claude Monet's impressionist paintings. Or, take a virtual adventure through Japan and learn about the ancient capital Kyoto. As you explore the streetscape of 17th-century Japan, you’ll learn about the major buildings and varied lifestyles of its people.

If music and art aren’t your preferred interests, you’re sure to be fascinated by our wide selection of history lectures online. From learning about the history of New York CIty’s famous bridges to understanding the events leading up to and following the Great Fire of London, our online history lectures paint the full story of these historical events. As a lifelong learner, our affordable, convenient and engaging online lectures are perfect for those looking to learn more about some of the world’s most significant events.

Immerse Yourself in Music

For those interested in lectures where music, history, and travel collide, look no further than Road Scholar. Online music lectures provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about diverse cultures in a uniquely intimate way. While we all may have our own music preferences, how people of different cultures express themselves through various notes and tunes can provide a deeper understanding of their stories and values. Music also allows you to communicate and relate to those around you, and at Road Scholar, our online lectures allow you to experience this first-hand.

Limitless Learning with Road Scholar

There are many benefits of online lectures at Road Scholar. If you’re eager to learn more about the cultures and landscapes around the world but can’t pack your bags and travel just yet, our lectures give you the opportunity to experience these adventures from the comfort of your home. Additionally, each lecture is live, so you can learn in real-time from an expert Road Scholar instructor.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a unique educational experience? Sign up for one of our virtual lectures below. No matter the lecture you choose, you have the option to watch it live or the recording, making it easy and accessible for your schedule. Unless noted, each online lecture will come with a recording that you can watch within two weeks following the live event.