Fall 2022 OLLI Semester

  • Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Online and In-Person

Registration

(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

OLLI at BCC
Fall 2022 Semester

September 19 - November 18

Expand your mind with OLLI at BCC's fascinating courses offered online via Zoom and/or in-person in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Whether you are brand new to OLLI at BCC or a seasoned member of our learning community, you'll enjoy hearing from our terrific instructors and getting a sneak peek of our fall semester of non-credit classes at our free open house. No tests, no grades, just learning for the love of learning.

Online register is closed.  Please call the OLLI Office at 413.236.2190 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern) to register by phone with a credit card, or with any questions you may have. To sign up for OLLI courses, you need to be an OLLI at BCC member. (Not a member yet? Join here. )

OLLI Fall Semester-at-a-Glance 

Our Fall Semester runs September 19 - November 18, 2022, and includes a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid (online and in-person) courses. All classes take place in Eastern Time.

Mondays

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Introduction to Hiking in the Berkshires | Elizabeth Dillman | In Person | Limit 15 CLOSED - AT CAPACITY

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Today's Headlines| Steve Tobin | Online 

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | From First to Final Draft | Lou-Ellen Barkan | Online | Limit 10 CLOSED - AT CAPACITY

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Reading King Lear | Carl Atkins | In Person, BCC

Tuesdays

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics and Finance | Geoffrey Woglom | Online | Limit 35

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Architects of Western Massachusetts | John Dickson and Guests | In Person, Berkshire Museum | Limit 50

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Artists on Film: The Impressionists | Ralph Pearson and Jock Brooks | Online with One In-Person Session In-person session is filled to capacity

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | An Introduction to Six Great Operas, Part Three | Christine Casey | Online

Wednesdays

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Writing A Legacy Letter | Jay Sherwin | Online | Limit 20

10:00 a.m. - Noon | The Role of the Law in American Democracy | Philip McKnight | In Person, Williams College Faculty Club | Limit 50 - CLOSED - AT CAPACITY

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Reading Middlemarch | Nancy Travis | In Person, BCC | Limit 30

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | George Eliot, Her Life and Ideas | Alice Roth | In Person, BCC | Limit 30

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | The Greatest Violinists of All Time | Ken Stark | In Person, Berkshire Museum

Thursdays

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | A Walk in the CCC Woods | John Dickson and Erin Hunt | In-person at Various Locations | Limit 10 CLOSED - AT CAPACITY

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi | Harvey Weiss | In Person, Berkshire Museum

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Biblical Archaeology | Philip Halpern | In Person, BCC and Online | Limit 30 in Person

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Latin America: Why the Left Has Made a Comeback | Martin Weinstein | Online

Fridays

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | American Dreams: Plays About the American Immigration Experience | Jeannie Woods | In Person, BCC | Limit 20

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Science Conversations | Hank Gold | Online

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Creating Health: Applying the Science of Lifestyle Medicine | Mark Pettus Online

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | The New Court and Its Hard Right Turn | Tom Gerety


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 is 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.

Call 413.236.2190 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Eastern) 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 at BCC member. Not a member yet? Join here. Needs-based partial scholarships are also available. For more information on scholarships, email olli@berkshirecc.edu.

Note that our online courses are recorded, unless otherwise noted.  If you cannot attend live, 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 hearing from you!


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