Branch: BRIGHTLINGSEA

Contact: Angela Wilson
Telephone: 01206 303551
Email: angiewilson1@btinternet.com
Website: N/A

Branch News

WELCOME TO BRIGHTLINGSEA WEA WEBPAGE

We are a friendly WEA group which meets at the Parish Hall, Brightlingsea CO7 0BP

on Tuesday mornings.

We run two courses per year in the autumn and spring terms.

We also have social events such as a group lunch and summer coffee mornings.

Our autumn 2019 course is "Language, Lore & Legend - The Story of English" with tutor Graham Platts. We shall consider the emergence of the English language in our island after AD500 and its progress to the modern day - and beyond! This course is already enrolling online and Graham was a very popular tutor with his last course, so don't delay if you want to come and join us! Starting on 24th Sept, 2019 at 10am.

Our most recent course was Imperial China, Land and People. Once again we had over 30 people in the class, including some first-time WEA attendees and some from as far afield as Coggeshall. Our thanks to tutor David Prynn for a fascinating insight and his wife Ann for her technological support!

Following on from this course, Sue, our wonderful social secretary, arranged a trip to the British Museum where we were able to view some of the objects mentioned by David and gain further insight into the Imperial Dynasties.

In April we held our end-of-term lunch at a local hostelry and were delighted to welcome tutor David and his wife as our guests. This was a very social occasion enjoyed by all the attendees!

After 8 years as our hard-working secretary, Angie Wilson handed over the position to Joyce Rodger at our recent AGM. Angie was thanked profusely for everything she has done, during her time in charge the branch has doubled its regular course numbers and gone from strength to strength. Angie was presented with a Gardening token from the group members in appreciation of her efforts, and we're pleased to say that she will be staying on as a Committee Member.

Our summer coffee mornings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month between 10.30am and noon, approx. and always prove very popular. The last one for this year will be on 3rd September and new members will be made most welcome. Please contact the secretary below for further details, venue etc.

        

For further information about our WEA branch, please contact our new secretary Joyce Rodger

joyce.rodger@btinternet.com

Tel: 01206-304108

Or follow us on Twitter!   @BrghtlngseaWEA

Our latest newsletter

Link to latest committee minutes Minutes 14th May 2019

Minutes of last AGM, March 2019 AGM 2019


You are encouraged to book online if you can by searching for the Course ID on the National WEA website. Alternatively call the Support Team on 0300 303 3464, quoting the Course ID. If you prefer to speak directly to the branch contact please ring the Eastern Region office on 01223 417320 or email eastern@wea.org.uk and you will be put in touch.


2019/20 Courses


Course Title: Language, Lore and Legend - The story of English
Course Number: C2226578
Course Description: We shall consider the emergence of the English language in our island after about 500AD and assess the progress it made in the next five hundred years. We then turn to later events that changed our language and the diversity of English that existed in the later Middle Ages. By 1400 English had become the 'first' language in England, even though it existed in a large variety of forms at that time. A series of actions and events subsequently served to introduce greater standardisation in our language, while other influences were leading to further differentiation in its use. Limited educational opportunities before the Victorian era meant that varieties of English were mainly unaffected by prescriptive influences and have only recently been largely eroded, but there are now multiple factors influencing the further development of English to the extent that we must now wonder what our language will be like in the future.
Tutor: Platts, Graham
Venue: Brightlingsea Parish Hall (Brightlingsea)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 24/09/19
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Islam and Muslims in the UK and the Modern World
Course Number: C2226611
Course Description: A simple and engaging course, it critically explores principles, practices, diversity and worldview of Muslims, while happily discussing controversial or sensitive issues, seeking pupils' opinions relevant to the UK.
Tutor: Ali, Muhammad Manwar
Venue: Brightlingsea Parish Hall (Brightlingsea)
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 14/01/20
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £77.00
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk