Summer Discovery Walks - posted 15 April 2013
These begin Thursday 18 April
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Place Names Around Banbury: Charity Event - posted 13 March 2013
A charity event has been organised on Thursday 18th April 2013, 7.30pm to 9pm at Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Rotary Way, Banbury.
The event is a talk by Deborah Hayter on Place names around Banbury. It is free admission but we are asking for donations to help the running of the branch.
Refreshments will be provided. There will also be opportunity to meet some tutors and find out about new courses. Places are filling up fast.
We are asking anyone coming to ring Jenny Gough on 01295 690326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It should be an enjoyable evening.
Website Administrator / Publicity Officer/ Fund Raising Officer
Warwick Artisan's Gardens - posted 04 March 2013
The Banbury WEA is running a day school on the garden. Hill close gardens are restored Victorian gardens. The day school looks at the history of "detached" gardens in England. Students will have an opportunity to visit the gardens in the afternoon.
Tutor: Dr Sylvia Pinches
Date: Saturday 20th July 2013
Time: 10am to 4pm
Course Fee: £24
This does not include entrance fee to the attraction. Admission £3.50 to be paid directly to the gardens on day of visit. This is an independent visit and not a block booking by the branch, so students will have to pay as individuals coming to the gardens. Parking in Warwick is at a Pay and Display Car park near the gardens.
Venue: Age UK Oxfordshire, 5 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD
To enrol on the course please ring Jenny Gough on 01295 690326 or email email@example.com . Do not leave it to last minute to enrol as the course will fill up fast. Final student numbers needed 2 weeks before start date.
Banbury WEA Knotwork & History Course - posted 12 January 2013
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Couses For Adults Spring & Summer 2013 - posted 02 January 2013
Here is link to new WEA Northamptonshire course brochure...
WEA Courses Planned For Weston In The New Year - posted 16 December 2012
More science in the detection of crime
Over a period of six weeks some interesting cases will be examined, with particular reference to the scientific evidence involved. In order to gain maximum benefit from this short course learners will have attended the earlier programme of study; however this is not essential.
Tutor Alan Chantler Fee £31.50 (discounted £28.35) or Free Starts Wednesday 09 January 2013, 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Please note the later time this course starts (coffee and tea will be available, as usual, before 2.30)
Churches and parishes: buildings and people
Medieval parish churches are usually the biggest buildings in a village, and in previous centuries they had a significance and importance to their communities commensurate with their size. We will look not only at the architecture and furnishings of the church, but also at their significance and meaning
for those using them, and at the development of the concept of the parish, from its earliest beginnings to the Reformation. Also lasts 6 weeks.
Tutor Deborah Hayter Fee £31.50 (discounted £28.35) or Free Starts Wednesday 20 February 2013, 2.00pm - 3.30pm,
Online enrolment for both of these courses is available at https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online
The WEA East Midlands Annual Review - posted 30 Novemberr 2012
The WEA East Midlands Annual Review 2012 is now available on following webpage.......
Secretary, WEA Helmdon Branch
The Northamptonshire Forum AGM - posted 26 October 2012
A MEETING OF
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE WEA FORUM
SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2012
PARSONS MEMORIAL HALL, LEYS LANE,
GREAT HOUGHTON, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 7AQ
10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Tea and coffee on arrival. Meeting starts at 10.30 am.
REVIEW OF THE WEA PROVISION IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Bridget Chapman – County Organiser.
AGM OF THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FORUM
“The Victorian Child”
A talk by Liz Carter
BUFFET LUNCH PROVIDED - £6 PER PERSON
I we/would like to attend the meeting of the Northamptonshire WEA Forum
Name …………………………………………………………………Branch …...............................
Please send cheques payable to ‘Northamptonshire WEA Forum’ to Sue Payne,
26 Woodnewton Road, Nassington, Peterborough. PE8 6QQ by 20th November 2012.
If you require a receipt please enclose sae.
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Film 'The Great White Silence' - posted 27 September 2012
In case you have not already heard about it, tomorrow evening (Friday 28 September) at Weston Community Project the WEA is showing Herbert Ponting's celebrated film, made in 1922 but very recently 'cleaned up' and digitalized by the British Film Institute with added sound track.
The film was made on location concerning Scott's expedition to the South Pole. Imagine filming in those days and in those conditions ... Nikki Cleaver is coming down from Derbyshire to introduce the film. Please note that the start time is early: 7pm. We'll have tea and coffee ready when you arrive and then go in to see the film.
Entry price: £4 at the door.
Glyn Jones (Secretary of Weston Branch of WEA)
Autumn Course At Weston branch WEA posted 11 September 2012
The autumn course at Weston branch WEA is War & Rebellion in Northamptonshire. The tutor is Mike Ingram, and the classes take place at the community project, High Street, Weston, as usual on Wednesdays 2 pm – 3.30 pm, 10 meetings from 19 September. Fee: £52.50 (Discounted £47.25) or Free.
From the Romans to the Renaissance, Northamptonshire was one of the most important counties in England and many battles were fought within its borders. This course examines the wars and major political events that took place in the count ad helped to shape England.
Film 'The Great White Silence' posted 17 August 2012
You may be interested to know that the 1924 film "The Great White Silence", which is concerned with Scott's journey to the South Pole (whose Centenary we celebrate this year), will be shown by the Weston Branch of the WEA on 28 September at the Weston Community Project. I have been told that this early film has been reworked.
The showing will commence at 7pm and entrance will cost £4.
Many years ago I saw a short film, of similar age, about Shackleton's attempts on the S Pole, and it made a lasting impression.
Apparently Weston is the only place in Northants. where this film may be seen, though there are multiple showings in Warwick-, Leicester-, Notts.- and Derby-shires.
The Washingtons & Anglo-American Heritage Day School posted 22 June 2012
Banbury Branch WEA
Sulgrave Manor, The Washingtons & Anglo-American Heritage Day School
Martin Sirot-Smith, M.A, B.Sc(Econ), Dip ED (oxon)
Sunday 15th July 2012
10.30am to 4.30pm
Age UK Centre, The Place, 5 White Lion walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD
This includes tuition fee, entrance to the Manor and Guided tour, as well as tea and cake at Sulgrave Manor.
To enrol please ring Jenny Gough TEL: 01295 690326 or 07711855890 or email WEA Banbury Branch on firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the course is to place Sulgrave Manor and the Washington family in their historical context and to see the importance of Northamptonshire in relation to other founding fathers of the United States of America.
It will explain the link with the First President of the United States of America and the history of the British Washingtons. The course will also include a guided tour of the Manor house and will conclude with refreshments at Sulgrave Manor.
The WEA is committed to equality, diversity and inclusive learning. For help with choosing a course, support for a physical or learning difficulty or information about fee remission or financial support, contact 0800 328 1060 or email email@example.com
Six Oxfordshire Town Walks With Banbury Branch posted 15 March 2012
The towns of Oxfordshire encircling the city of Oxford all have their own particular charm and character.
This series of guided walks will start in Banbury, the second largest settlement in Oxfordshire and we will explore in turn the architecture and history of Chipping Norton, Burford, Witney, Woodstock, and finishing with Oxford itself, the city of dreaming spires and towers.
Saturday for 6 weeks beginning 26th May 2012
Jenny Gough, Branch Secretary Tel: 01295 690326 OR email Branch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call to book a place
Northamptonshire WEA Spring Programme posted 11 March 2012
Northamptonshire WEA provides a wide variety of interesting courses throughout the County. In particular, it provides courses in the villages and towns of Northamptonshire organised by local branch representatives after consulting with participants.
The Spring programme of visits is varied and will appeal to a wide variety of members and their friends. The first visit is on Tuesday, 22 May to see the Blisworth Tapestry which include a walk around the village followed by refreshments. On Tuesday, 19 June, there will be an evening farm tour of Rushton Hall Farm to see the lakes, dovecote, bath house and Triangular Lodge - all on the back of a farm trailer! In July there are two events. The first is on the afternoon of Thursday, 5 July with an historical tour of Wansford followed by tea, and the second event is a visit to Glendon Hall Gardens on Thursday, 19 July to see the lovely specimen trees, topiary - this also includes refreshments. The last event of the summer is to Piddington Roman Villa and Museum on Wednesday, 15 August. Further details and an application form can be found here.
The next Forum AGM will be held on Saturday 24 November 2012 at Great Houghton and after the business meeting, there will be a talk by a guest speaker.
More details and appplication form is by link on that page, or diectly using
Workers’ Educational Association, registered charity number 1112775.
Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales number 2806910.
Registered office: 4 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4XW
Part-time Tutors Wanted posted 7 March 2012
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Weston WEA: Details Of 2 March Talk On Brunel And 21 March Visit To Ely Cathedral posted 27 February 2012
Paul Tischener will give an illustrated lecture on 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel -- Engineer' at Weston Communiy Project on Friday 2nd March at 7.30pm. Entrance £5.
A coach excursion has been arranged to visit Ely on Wednesday 21stMarch.
The coach will leave Helmdon (Jeff’s Coach Station) at 10am and pick-up at Weston pub soon after. It is planned to return by 6pm
Tickets are available, priced £13, from Glyn Jones at the Weston Community Project, or from other members of the current WEA class by arrangement.
Ely is notable for its fine cathedral which stands proudly above the surrounding flat and fertile fenland. The entrance charge for the main part of the cathedral, but not the towers, is £7 (£6 concessions); this charge includes a guided tour. The cathedral houses the National Stained Glass Museum – a further charge of £4 (£3) applies. Ely also has the home of Oliver Cromwell and a museum.
Please note that this excursion is organised by the Weston Branch of the WEA as part of its current class' study of the architecture of English cathedrals. We regret that we cannot accommodate other persons on our class visit round the cathedral without the prior permission of the class Tutor. However, the cathedral’s own guides will take you round very expertly, if you wish to make a guided tour of this historical building.
Glyn Gill Jones
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