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Branch News

January 2022

Halstead WEA ran two successful (and safe) face-to-face One Day Schools during 2021:

  1. Disease and History with tutor Roger Cooke in September.
  2. A Russian Journey with tutor Anat Vernitski in November.


We now have a 6 week face-to-face course planned on the subject of Plants, Politics and Economics with tutor Andy Beharrell, starting on Tuesday 22nd February 2022. For more information see course C2228705 at (click on 'I know the course reference' and type C2228705 into the course ref box, then click 'Search').



If you are interested in a course and would like to ask for more details, you can contact the Branch by phone or email as detailed above. Alternatively you can access the National WEA website.
If a course is listed below by clicking on “Book Now” you can book directly as well as seeing a more detailed description of the course, prepared by the Course Tutor. (You will need to provide debit or credit card details). If you are having difficulties booking, Central Support Team on 0300 303 3464, can allow you to book as well.

2020/21 Courses

Course Title: Plants, Politics and Economics
Course Number: C2228705
Course Description: Plants have, over history, had a significant cultural, economic and political impact. In this course we will look at six different plants and see how the development and use of them has influenced economic and political development. We depend on plants to provide basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter and even health care, but they are also important raw materials for a broad range of industrial processes. Historically it could be argued that the development of plants has had a more significant impact on society and economic development than most wars and revolutions. The use, and some would say, exploitation of plants provides us with a window on the economic development of society over time.
Tutor: Andy Beharrell
Venue: The United Reformed Church Kings Road Halstead CO9 1HJ
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 19:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/02/22
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £47.40
Contact: Halstead Branch
Telephone: 01787 323325
Email: Halstead.branch@wea