OLLI Spring 2021 Online Semester

  • Monday, March 22, 2021
  • 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • OLLI membership ($60 per year) is required to register for these courses. We welcome all - please click on "Join / Renew" above to become a member of OLLI at BCC.

    If you wish to add or delete classes after registering, please call the OLLI office at 413 236 2190.

    Class registration fees:
    $50 for 1 course
    $95 for 2 or 3 courses
    $125 for 4 or more courses within a semester

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OLLI's Spring Semester of Online Courses

March 22 to May 4, 2021
Classes run weekly for 90 minutes.

Enjoy OLLI at BCC's live, interactive, online courses from the comfort of your own home using the free, easy-to-use  Zoom program (we'll show you how!) No tests, no grades, no prerequisites (except OLLI membership), just learning for the love of learning. 

Register securely online here or call 413.236.2190 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card, or with any questions you may have. To sign up for OLLI courses, you must be an OLLI annual member. (Not a member yet? Join here! )

OLLI Spring Semester-at-a-Glance Click on the course names to read more about them.


Today's Headlines | Lenny Tabs

Changes We Hardly Noticed | Linda Halpern

A Sonnet A Day Keeps Spring On Its Way | Kate Sontag CLOSED- AT CAPACITY


Trading with the Enemy: The German Military, Diamonds and Oil in World War II | Carl Goodman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation: 1908-Today | Alan Rubin

The Right to Vote: Reexamining Women’s Suffrage | Katherine Kidd
Free course!  Please register by clicking here if you are not an OLLI at BCC member.

Troy | Richard Matturro


Glory and Grandeur: Ancient Greece and Rome | Philip Deely

Islands in Deep Time | Markes Johnson

Indigenous Voices: Presentations by Native Americans | Michael Wilcox

The Sovereignty Goddess | Susan Wozniak


Real Estate Investments 101: A Basic Introduction | Stephen Pearlman

Luminism and Beyond: Currents in Landscape Art 1850-1914 | Ralph Pearson

Demystifying Home Cooking for Better Health | Anna Gershenson


Great Decisions | John Dickson

Science Conversations | Hank Gold

Hemingway in Paris: A Moveable Feast and The Sun Also Rises | John Clarke CLOSED- AT CAPACITY

Berkshire Performing Arts Previews | Naomi Spatz and Barbara Waldinger

Not sure which classes you want to take? Sign up for one or more Flexpasses, which allow you to attend six individual class sessions of your choice within a semester, as long as the class in not full. Click here to learn more about Flexpasses.

Course fees are $50 for one course, $95 for two or three, and $125 for four or more courses within a semester. Each Flexpass counts as one course. Click here to register online. Needs-based partial scholarships are also available. For more information on scholarships, email Executive Director Megan Whilden.

Schedule conflicts? No worries! All of our courses are recorded, unless otherwise noted. If the live schedule does not work for you, or if you miss a session or two, you can request a link to the recording and watch it at your convenience.

Questions? Contact us at olli@berkshirecc.edu or 413.236.2190. We look forward to seeing you online!

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