Brookmans Park WEA

The Brookmans Park branch is affiliated to WEA Eastern Region.

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The WEA is the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. Ever since it was founded in 1903, the WEA has maintained its commitment to enable people to realise their full potential through learning, to provide access to education and learning for adults from all backgrounds, and in particular those who have previously missed out on education.





Our Objectives

Learning with the WEA is a friendly, informal and enjoyable experience with students bringing their own varied experiences to bear on the subject.
No qualifications are required to attend and no examinations are set.

2018/2019 Courses

We are delighted to offer a varied programme of courses for the coming session.
As in previous years, these will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the United Reformed Church, Brookmans Park, with a break for coffee.
The fee for each 10 week course will be £73.

Please be aware that this coming year 2018/2019 the times and dates are not as synchronised as usual, due to requests from individual tutors to ease their travelling arrangements and diaries. In particular, note that Tuesday classes in both the Autumn and Spring terms will commence at 10.30am


Autumn Term 2018

Artistic Communities

A welcome return by Rosanna Eckersley who will be considering the artistic communities of St Ives in Cornwall, and Great Bardfield, Essex.

We will be looking at the work of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Bernard Leach, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, John Aldridge and Chloe Cheese - as painters, print makers, ceramic and fabric designers and sculptors

Tuesdays: 10 weeks commencing 25 September 2018 at 10.30am
Tutor: Rosanna Eckersley


Those Wonderful Women Scientists

We welcome back another of our regular tutors, Chris Woolston, who will be looking at the work of around twenty women scientists ranging from antiquity to the present day in the field of sciences including palaeontology, astronomy and X-ray crystallography.

Thursdays: 10 weeks commencing 20 September 2018 at 10.00am
Tutor: Christopher Woolston




Spring Term 2019

20th Century Music Renaissance

The beginning of the 20th century saw a renaissance of English music, orchestral, choral and chamber During the course we will be studying composers such as Elgar, Holst and Vaughan Williams and examining some of their work in detail.

Tuesdays: 10 weeks commencing 8 January 2019 at 10.30am
Tutor: Peter Goodwin



Poetry
Michael King is one of our most popular tutors and during this session we will be looking at a wide range of poetry written in Britain since 1945. Poets to be studied include Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage.

Thursdays: 10 weeks commencing Thursday 10 January 2019 at 10.00am
Tutor: Michael King