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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community 
College was established in 2007 following a grant from the Bernard 
Osher Foundation of San Francisco to the Berkshire Institute for 
Lifetime Learning (BILL).

Founded in 1994 as a volunteer-run organization, BILL fostered 
lifelong learning opportunities for mature adults in the culture-rich 
Berkshire area.  Building on this tradition, OLLI  continues the 
classes, trips, special events and lectures that members value.
As part of the nationwide OLLI network, members can enjoy educational 
resources, ideas, and advanced technologies that offer an even wider 
range of learning.

In addition to Berkshire Community College, OLLI is also a partner in 
education with an impressive array of intellectual centers - Williams 
College, Bard College at Simon's Rock , and Massachusetts College

 of Liberal Arts - as well as having access to the Clark Art Institute,

 a world- class museum.  These institutions give generously of their faculty

and facilities to OLLI members.

Four to six week college level courses enable OLLI members to indulge 
their interest in Art, History, Literature, Music, Politics, Science 
and other subjects.  Distinguished speakers stimulate and inform, 
leading to thoughtful questions and lively debate.
OLLI members enjoy music, dance, theatre performances and travel 
together.   Being a volunteer-run  organization, OLLI offers 
opportunities to participate in its day-to-day running, to guide it 
to even greater success in enriching the lifetime learning of
its members.


August 24, 2007