The WEA offers a wide range of courses in Essex. Our tutors have great enthusiasm and often have years of experience in teaching or researching their subject.

Most of the courses run over seven or eight weeks and allow you to explore a subject in great depth and detail. We also offer a programme of one day courses (see dedicated page).

The WEA is non-political and non-sectarian. What brings people together is the wish to further their knowledge in their particular choice of subject in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Opportunities for further research and in-depth study are always available but no written work is required during the courses.

Tea and coffee is usually available during the session. Contact the branch for more details about available parking and disabled access.

Discounted fees are sometimes available - please contact the branch to see whether you qualify.

You can search for a course using the Course Finder above.  For each course you can click on the "Find Out More" button to be taken to an enquiry form. If you fill in your details, we will pass on your details to the branch secretary who will contact you directly.

Alternatively, search for courses by branch here.

To search for courses by postcode click here. You will be taken to the national WEA site which has full details of all our courses. On some courses there is a facility to book online via this website.

Also note that the start times and durations shown are the standard timings, that may be subject to change for individual sessions. Please check with the course administrator before starting your course.