The Workers' Education Association

The Workers’ Educational Association - also known as the WEA - is the UK’s largest voluntary-sector provider of adult education.

It was founded in 1903, in order to support the educational needs of working men and women who could not afford to access further or higher education. Today the WEA provides courses for all kinds of adults and maintains its special mission to provide educational opportunities to adults facing social and economic disadvantage.

Nationwide, the WEA runs over 10,000 part-time adult education courses each year and they are one of the UK’s biggest charities, operating at local, regional and national levels through their regional offices and volunteer-led branches.

 

For more information, please contact their local volunteer Branch Secretary Linda Salkeld by calling 01472 200329, 07732559587, or email: . 

 

 

WEA

GRIMSBY BRANCH AGM

Monday 16th October 2017 

4 - 4.30pm

Room 1, Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Everyone Welcome.

 

 

 

GRIMSBY iPad/Tablet workshops

 

Using Computers, Mobile Devices, Software and Social Media

Getting the most from your iPad or Tablet - Beginners

Saturday 21st October 2017

10.00 - 14.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £12.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Catherine Ross

This course aims to give the student the ability to use their own tablet in a friendly and supportive group.

 

 

Using Computers, Mobile Devices, Software and Social Media

Getting the most from your iPad or Tablet - Advanced

Saturday 18th November 2017

10.00 - 14.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £12.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Catherine Ross

This course aims to give the student the ability to learn more about their tablet in a friendly and supportive group.

 

 

Getting the most from your iPad or Tablet - Beginners

Saturday 16th December 2017

10.00 - 14.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £12.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Catherine Ross

This course aims to give the student the ability to use their own tablet in a friendly and supportive group.

 

 

Getting the most from your iPad or Tablet - Advanced

Saturday 20th January 2018

10.00 - 14.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £12.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Catherine Ross

This course aims to give the student the ability to learn more about their tablet in a friendly and supportive group.

 

 

Getting the most from your iPad or Tablet - Beginners

Saturday 17th February 2018

10.00 - 14.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £12.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Catherine Ross

This course aims to give the student the ability to use their own tablet in a friendly and supportive group.

 

 

Getting the most from your iPad or Tablet - Advanced

Saturday 17th March 2018

10.00 - 14.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £12.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Catherine Ross

This course aims to give the student the ability to learn more about their tablet in a friendly and supportive group.

 

 

 

 GRIMSBY SATURDAY AFTERNOON EVENTS

            Fee includes full afternoon tea

 

The Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon treasure - Eight years on

Saturday 4th November 2017

2.00 - 5.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £8.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Dr Kevin Leahy

 

Identifying, Understanding and Managing North East Lincolnshire's Historic Environment

Saturday 13th January 2018

2.00 - 5.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £8.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Emily Wales

 

Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Tudor Lincolnshire

Saturday 10th February 2018

2.00 - 5.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £8.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Dr Steven Gunn

 

Grimsby and the Maritime Archeology of the East Coast War Channels in the First World War

Saturday 3rd March 2018

2.00 - 5.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £8.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Dr Anthony Firth

 

Ladies Aloud - Women Composers throughout the ages 

Saturday 7th April 2018

2.00 - 5.00 for 1 Session.

Fees £8.00   Booking essential with Branch Secretary as above

Location: St. James Centre, The Minster, St. James Square, Grimsby, DN31 1EP

Tutor: Graham Saunders

 

 

GRIMSBY BRANCH COURSES

 

 

Sicily and Sardinia: Looking at their Archaeology

Monday 25th September 2017 for 10 weeks

1.45 - 3.45

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £70.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The aim of the course is to study and compare the archaeology of the islands of Sicily and Sardinia

Tutor: Simon Tomson

 

 

The Life, Times and Musc of Dimitri Shostakovich

Tuesday 26th September 2017 for 6 weeks

10.30 - 12.30

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £42.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The aim of the course is to enlarge the students' knowledge of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, to listen to his music and understand the circumstances under which Shostakovich composed.

Tutor - Joanna Thornton

 

 

Grimsby Streets

Tuesday 26th September 2017 for 4 weeks

2.00 - 4.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £28.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The aim of the course is to explore how the town developed in the late 19th century with the building of the docks, how the town was carved up by the landowners, and who the streets were named after. 

Tutor - Emma Lingard

 

 

What to listen for in Jazz

Thursday 28th September 2017 for 10 weeks

10.00 - 12.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £70.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The course is based upon 21 tracks illustrating the essentials of listening to jazz. It ranges from 1927 until 1976. The main essential will be careful, concentrated and extensive listening to the genre. 

Tutor - Leo Solomon

 

 

Digital Photography Advanced Year 3

Friday 6th October 2017 for 7 weeks

10.00 - 12.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

A continuation course building on the photographic knowledge gained from previous courses. 

Tutor - Simon Boone

 

 

'Every Picture tells a Story': Victorian Narrative Painting

Friday 6th October 2017 for 10 weeks

2.30 - 4.30

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £70.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

This course is an introduction to Victorian society seen through the eyes of the painters who constructed legible themes in their paintings in order to draw their audeince into engaging with the narrative. 

Tutor - Tim Stimson

 

 

The Story of English Part Two: from 1066 to 1500

Thursday 12th October 2017 for 7 weeks

2.00 - 4.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

This course will look at how the English Lanuage has changed and developed in this period mainly as a result od the Norman Conquest of 1066. 

Tutor - Hazel Hale

 

 

Discovering the Night Sky

Tuesday 17th October 2017 for 8 weeks

7.30 - 9.30pm

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £56.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

This course introduces the night sky, what can be seen, and what is needed to view the wonders of the night sky . 

Tutor - Paul Money

 

 

'Every Picture tells a Story' continued

Friday 5th January 2018 for 10 weeks

2.30 - 4.30

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £70.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

This course continues the introduction to Victorian society seen through the eyes of the painters who constructed legible themes in their paintings in order to draw their audeince into engaging with the narrative. 

Attendance on Part 1 is not required

Tutor - Tim Stimson

 

 

Lincolnshire Archaeological Studies

Monday 8th January 2018 for 10 weeks

1.45 - 3.45

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £70.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The aim of this course is to study the physical remains of the past, in the historic county of Lincolnshire . 

Tutor - Simon Tomson

 

 

Molecules of Murder, Food, Medicine and Art: Part 1

Tuesday 9th January 2018 for 7 weeks

2.00 - 4.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

Tutor - Carol Tome

 

 

Discovering our Solar System

Tuesday 16th January 2018 for 8 weeks

7.30 - 9.30

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £56.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

This course will explore the many aspects of our undersanding of what makes up our solar system

Tutor - Paul Money

 

 

The Mystery of Mind

Thursday 18th January 2018 for 7 weeks

1.45 - 3.45

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The aim  of this course is to explore various approaches to consciousness and mind, and the problems of each.

Tutor - Paul Hill

 

 

Digital Photography Advanced Year 3: continued

Friday 19th January 2018 for 7 weeks

10.00 - 12.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

A continuation course building on the photographic knowledge gained from previous courses. 

Tutor - Simon Boone

 

 

The Mighty Five

Tuesday 30th January 2018 for 7 weeks

10.30 - 12.30

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

The purpose of this course is for students to understand the musical significance of the five Russian nationalistic 20th century composers, known as 'The Mighty Five' :

Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Cui and Balakirev.

Tutor - Joanna Thornton

 

 

London's Railways

Thursday 6th February 2018 for 10 weeks

10.00 - 12.00

Venue - Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby, DN32 7EG

Fees £49.00 - persons in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to a free course

This course aims to look at the development and growth of the railway network serving London and its environs, the development of a rail network in London from the 1830s to the presetn, and several aspects of European railways.

Tutor - Neil Burgess