Great Barrington: Educator to speak at OLLI 20th anniversary event


Leon Botstein, president of Bard College and internationally renowned educator, musician and author, will open the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College’s 20th Anniversary Year celebrations with a lecture on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Daniels Art Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Under Botstein’s leadership, Bard College has become a premiere American educational institution with a successful network of innovative public high schools and an acclaimed college-degree program for maximum-security prisons, as well as a global presence with joint-degree programs across the globe. He will draw on his expertise in innovative education in his Sept. 8 lecture.

OLLI at BCC, partner in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is a member-led organization for people 50 and over. OLLI offers courses, lectures and special events 12 months a year at venues throughout Berkshire County.

For more information or to request a course catalog, call (413) 236-2190 or visit


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