Bob Rougvie is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston with a BA in History. He has had a long career in the wood products industry in New England. Prior to retirement, he was president of a machinery distribution corporation for 23 years. He is an avid reader of history with a particular interest in the period prior to WWII. He has led several Osher classes with an emphasis on early 20th century European history.
Course Title: Appeasement - The Attempt to Contain Hitler (Fall Term 2023)
His answers to questions showed that he had a deep knowledge of the relevant time.
This course was very well presented in all aspects. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable about the time period in question. I hope Bob conducts future courses.
Course Title: The French Resistance - The Big Lie or Réalité! (Winter Term 2023)
Excellent presentation of material. Conveyed a deal of information, very well organized.
He knows how to teach! Lectures were detailed and comprehensive without being overwhelming
Course Title: The Spanish Civil War—Prelude to World War (Spring Term 2022)
Bob did an excellent job of organizing and presenting his material in lecture form.
Bob had a wealth of information and detail.
Course Title: The Treaty of Versailles - Planting Seeds of Conflict (Spring Term 2021)
We learned about the requirements of the treaties that ended the Franco Prussian war, the self-contradictory promises made by Woodrow Wilson, and more. It was a great course!
Bob is a terrific study leader and incredibly knowledgeable. His research of the topic was detailed and meticulous. I thoroughly enjoyed this class.
Course Title: France and World War II (Fall Term 2020)
Wow. The visual material presented in class was over-the-top terrific, comprehensive and interesting. Great job!
Answered all questions respectfully and thoughtfully, even did research and got back to us when he wasn't able to answer a question.