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.

2017/2018 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, starting at 10.00am, with a break for coffee.
The fee for each 10 week course will be £72.

Autumn Term 2017

Farms, Forks and Flummery

Introducing a new tutor to Brookmans Park, Adam Smith, we shall be looking at how food was produced and consumed in England from Tudor times to the middle of the 20th Century, seeing how the ingredients available changed, and the ways in which they were cooked and eaten evolved.

Tuesdays: 10 weeks commencing 26 September 2017:
Tutor: Adam Smith

In the pity: Poetry of the First World War and beyond

We welcome back another of our regular tutors, examining the poetry of the first world war period at this time of marking the centenary.

Thursdays: 10 weeks commencing 28 September 2017:
Tutor: Michael King

Spring Term 2018

Politics cannot be kept out of music

We are pleased to welcome back one of our most popular tutors, Dr John Winter.
John, a freelance organist, and formerly lecturer at Trinity College of Music, has delighted us over the years with his eclectic range of topics relating to music.

Tuesdays: 10 weeks commencing 9 January 2018:
Tutor: John Winter

Romantic Art and Architecture

Madeline Edmead has become a firm favourite with the class members at Brookmans Park, and following her very successful recent 2-part course - Art, Architecture and Society in 18th century England - her latest course will focus on romantic art and architecture.

A lecturer for many years at Cambridge Institute of continuing education, in 2008 Madeline won one of the Birkbeck distinguished lecturer awards. Her wide-ranging portfolio of courses includes History of Art and Architecture and Garden History, and she specialises in the English 18th century.

Thursdays: 10 weeks commencing Thursday 11 January 2018:
Tutor: Madeline Edmead