Thursday, September 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
OLLI @Berkeley Introduces Fall 2013 Semester at Lafayette Info Session, September 12, 2013
Continuing its year-round program of courses, speakers series and workshops for adults over 50, UC Berkeley’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI @Berkeley) is
launching its Fall 2013 Semester with a free Info Session at the Lafayette Public Library and Learning Center.
On Thursday, September 12 from 3:00-4:30 pm, instructors of the Lafayette OLLI @Berkeley program will be present to introduce the sessions available in
Lafayette and attendees can learn about the other OLLI programs and classes in Berkeley.
New Lafayette Classes Begin October 3
This fall OLLI @Berkeley offers two classes at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on Thursdays beginning October 3 through early November. Film critic Michael Fox will screen and discuss the 2013 Oscar contenders for the best documentary feature films, and musicologist John Prescott will trace developments in classical music from the Middle Ages to today.
Berkeley Open House September 10, Classes Begin September 30
In addition to the Lafayette Info Session, instructors of the classes held in Berkeley will introduce their upcoming courses on Tuesday September 10.
Beginning September 30 in Berkeley, the Berkeley Fall term includes classes on history, music, art, technology and ecology as well as activity workshops in areas such as writing, singing and pottery.
The history thread will explore England’s landscapes through the work of its great writers and artists, taught by noted author and lecturer Roger Housden, the noted author and lecturer. Professors Beverly Crawford and Christine Schoefer will analyze Germany before and after it was divided, and former national public affairs correspondent Larry Bensky will kick off a new series, “Leaders in Our Lifetime,” with an in-depth look at Nixon.
Fall Speaker Series Starts October 9
The Fall Speaker Series beginning Wednesday, October 9 in Berkeley, will include lectures on the recent Supreme Court decisions, storytelling, Sweden’s master painter, and social issues such as slavery and activism. All courses and lectures are available to OLLI @Berkeley members for a nominal course or lecture fee (and discounts are available when multiple courses are purchased) and lectures are free to members, with a $10 admission for the general public.
Those wishing to RSVP for the Lafayette Info Session or Berkeley Open Houses or wanting to learn more about the Fall semester term classes and lectures may visit the OLLI @ Berkeley website: olli.berkeley.edu, or call 510-642-9934.
About OLLI @Berkeley
OLLI @Berkeley offers an ongoing program of six-week courses, weekly lecture series, and special events for the community, as well as a creative forum for new ideas and expressions. OLLI provides older adults an intellectual, cultural, and creative connection to UC Berkeley as well as a venue for Berkeley’s distinguished faculty and others to share their research and interests. Membership is open to all adults over 50.