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Calendar of events by WEA and others

WEA events take place throughout the year, across the country, run by WEA branches and WEA regions, including local and national events. If an event is listed here, it's open to members of the general public. This page lists WEA events but not WEA courses, which are listed on our online course search. Here you may also find fun learning-related events, which are hosted by other education organisations and individuals.


17 May 2014 (Saturday)

Levelling out the Democratic Deficit

Location: Burford, Oxfordshire,

Event times: 11am to

The annual Levellers Day celebration will be held on 17 May 2014 from 11am in Burford, Oxfordshire. This year, the title is "Levelling out the Democratic Deficit".

Confirmed speakers include Frances O'Grady, Paul Mackney, Ellie Mae O'Hagan and Simon Woolley.

To find out more, visit the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/levellersday.

Event hosted by:

Further information:

04 June 2014 (Wednesday)

Women Overcoming Disadvantage

Location: ICCA Nottingham,

Event times: 10am to 4pm

*Change of Date*

A conference to launch the WEA national campaign
‘Women Overcoming Disadvantage’ and to support the development of practitioners in Women’s Learning.

Open to WEA staff, tutors, volunteers and partners

NB: A free crèche will be available but must be bookedat least a week in advance

Event hosted by: East Midlands

Further information:

Please contact 0115 9628406 or rmarshall@wea.org.uk to request a booking form

19 June 2014 (Thursday)

A Novel Exploration of Inequality

Location: The New Art Exchange, The Learning Room, Nottingham

Event times: 1pm to 3pm

An Adult Learners Week Celebration of Learning with a Social Purpose with Guest Lecturer Dr Henry Tam, University of Cambridge, & author of the novel, Kuan’s Wonderland.

This is a Free Learning event suitable for all adults as part of Adult Learners Week celebrations, including WEA students, volunteers and staff. Suitable for anyone with an interest in sci-fi/fantasy novels or films. It is not essential to have read Kuan’s Wonderland to take part in this event but will be
helpful to have read or viewed something of this genre.

To explore how sci-fi/fantasy fiction can promote social justice and encourage critical thinking

As a result of attending participants will be able to:
• Make more use of sci-fi/fantasy fiction in raising social & political issues;
• Use reading groups to build real world and virtual networks to support further learning;
• Consider how equality, diversity and social purpose education can be included more innovatively within Adult and Community Learning courses

Event hosted by: East Midlands

Further information: Click here to book.

For further information contact abirch@wea.org.uk or ring 0115 9628400

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