1998-1999 indexDistributed August 27, 1998
Brown Community for Learning in Retirement announces 14th season
The Brown Community for Learning in Retirement (BCLIR) will offer nine 12-week seminars in its fall semester. The fall program will begin with a convocation and buffet lunch at noon Thursday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Alumnae Hall. The convocation speaker will be Brown President E. Gordon Gee.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Brown Community for Learning in Retirement (BCLIR) will inaugurate its fall semester with a convocation and buffet lunch at noon Thursday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Alumnae Hall. The guest speaker for the convocation will be Brown President E. Gordon Gee, who will address BCLIR for the first time. Fall seminars begin the following week.
BCLIR is a group of approximately 100 retired people from diverse backgrounds who share a common love of learning. The membership chooses topics for each semester, and each topic is organized into a weekly seminar that meets for 12 sessions. Classes are run on a collaborative, informal basis with each participant making a significant contribution during at least one meeting.
Courses for the fall semester are The Mind; The 1950s - a New Perspective; The Russian Revolution; Cycles in U.S. History; 18th Century Europe; Rivers; Oral Interpretation of Drama; The Gift of the Jews; and Program Music. Seminar members pay tuition by the semester or by the year and, for an additional tuition fee, are eligible to participate in more than 100 courses offered on evenings and weekends by the Brown Learning Community. Members participate in field trips, dinners and other social events and have access to Brown libraries.
The convocation and buffet lunch are open to anyone who is interested in BCLIR offerings. For additional information, call (401) 863-3452.######