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The Workers Educational Association (WEA)

The WEA is a nationwide voluntary educational charity with no party political or religious ties.  The Eastern Region covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Over 2,500 people enrolled on WEA courses in Cambridgeshire alone last year.  They need no previous experience or qualifications, just an interest in the subject and a willingness to learn. 

Our local Ickleton/Chesterfords Branch is one of the 25 branches in Cambridgeshire and last year celebrated its 30th anniversary.  Two courses are held each year in the autumn and spring terms, each lasting 10 weeks.  They are held either on Thursday evenings between 7.45 and 9.15 pm or Wednesday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 depending on availability of the tutor. Sessions last for 1.5 hours with a short break for refreshment mid-session.  Sometimes, a field visit is part of the course.  We either use the Congregational Chapel in Great Chesterford or the Ickleton Village Hall Meeting Room.  Both are comfortable and well heated.

Courses details are published in village newsletters, local free newspapers, on posters and on the websites for Great Chesterford and Ickleton.  The Branch Chairman is Malcolm Cooke (01799 530170), the Treasurer is Jeffrey Lowe (01799 530277) and the Secretary is Margaret Beston (01799 530454).

Click here for details of WEA Spring 2007 course.

 

 

 

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