James Bays is a 1971 graduate of Dartmouth and earned his law degree at "Mr. Jefferson's university," the University of Virginia. While in law school, taking full advantage of the free admission afforded residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, Jim made multiple visits to Mr. Jefferson's home at Monticello and developed a life-long interest in America's third President. He even uses a pewter cup designed by Mr. Jefferson as the receptacle for his daily "adult beverage."
Course Title: Thomas Jefferson: The American Enigma (Fall Term 2018)
"Scholarly, objectively presented. Enjoyed the humor."
"The course was wonderful! James Bays did a great job of presenting the material in a fun and informative way...loved it!"
"This was the best Osher class I have taken. Jim Bays is a very dedicated, knowledgeable, organized, and effective instructor."
Course Title: On Life Support - The American Health Care System
"Jim's slides and commentary elicited plenty of class discussion. In 11 years, I have never been in an Osher class where everyone was so engaged and actively participated."
"Study Leader was excellent and classmates were eager to engage in discussion."
"Exceptional course. I have had good luck with Osher courses over the years, and this has been one of the very best. Mr. Bays was was exceptionally well prepared for each class, and he provided ample opportunity for discussion."