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.
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.