Contact: Joyce Rodger
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Branch News


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

Tel: 01206-304108

Or follow us on Twitter!   @BrghtlngseaWEA

Our latest newsletter

Link to latest committee minutes MINUTES 22 Oct 19

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 and you will be put in touch.

2019/20 Courses