Zoom: OLLI at BCC
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM, every day through Mar 10, 2022.
January 18 - March 10, 2022
Expand your mind with OLLI at BCC's fascinating courses offered online via Zoom and in person. No tests, no grades, no prerequisites (except OLLI at BCC membership), just learning for the love of learning.
From local and indigenous history and the science of aging to Shakespeare's sonnets, Catullus in Latin and women scientists, there's something for everyone this winter. Keep your mind sharp and your senses engaged with us. Note that some of the classes have limited registration, so register early to ensure you get into your top choices. While the majority of our winter courses are held online, one is offered in-person: Tuesdays at the Movies with Howie Arkans and another, The Evolution of Homo Sapiens with Stacy Wallach, is offered both in-person and online - your choice!
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.
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.
Courses held online are recorded so if you miss one, or your schedule doesn't work for a particular course, you can request recordings and watch the class sessions on your own time. (In person classes are not recorded.)
Register safely and securely online or 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.
All courses are 6 sessions unless noted otherwise. Classes marked limited registration may fill up quickly.
Please note that all in-person course attendees must affirm that they have been fully vaccinated when registering, and at this time must wear masks in class.
2022 WINTER SEMESTER COURSE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, January 18 - Thursday, March 10, 2022
OLLI Winter Semester-at-a-Glance
Writing a ‘Legacy Letter’ | Jay Sherwin | Online
Today's Headlines | Jeffrey Mann | Online
Plant-Based Diets: Making Food Choices to Heal the Planet, Fight Injustice, and Protect Your Health | Ginny Messina | Online
Contemporary Economic Policy Issues | Various speakers | Online
Tuesdays at the Movies: Howie's Coolest Movies | Howie Arkans | In person
Shakespeare’s Sonnets: The Untold Tale | Carl Atkins | Online
Women Who Matter: Innovators in Science and Medicine | Katherine Kidd, Shirin Nash and Linda Neville | Online
The Beginner's Guide to Genealogy | Lisa Swigart | Online
Catullus and Horace in Latin | Jamie Keller | Online
Advances in Medicine | Various speakers | Online
Strategies for Reading and Writing Poetry | Kate Sontag | Online
The Evolution of Homo Sapiens | Stacy Wallach | Online and in person
A Place in the Choir | Jack Brown | Online
"We The People?": Democracy on Trial | Thomas Hodgson and Katherine Kidd | Online
Conversations with Berkshire Historians | John Dickson with guest speakers | Online
William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury | Nancy Walters | Online
Reading George Saunders: How Does He Do It? | Linda Neville | Online
Forcing Justice: Violence and Nonviolence in Selected Texts by Thoreau and Gandhi | Albert Anderson | Online
Science Conversations | Peter Bluhm and Tony Segal | Online
Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast: Arrival to the Present | Michael Wilcox | Online
The Science of Aging | Various speakers | Online