From “The first 24 years: A somewhat random compendium of milestones along the way” 1836 John Lowell Jr., leaves a bequest creating free “public lectures for the benefit of the citizens of Boston.” 1946 The Lowell Institute forms a cooperative venture with six Boston colleges (spearheaded by Ralph Lowell) to broadcast educational programs on commercial…

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From David Atwood – 10/18/2004 (This piece is presented as written by David, and presented on his Web site. It is used with permission) Just back from London and the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Times of Alistair Cooke last Friday. I don’t know why I went; there were few GBH types there…

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