We know that learning about culture can cause life-changing personal development, which teaches us to engage with ideas critically and independently. Through such learning, students develop the skills, understanding and resilience to deal with change and help shape the future.


We run a wide variety of culture courses across the country, many of them through our volunteer-led branch programme. Visit our course search to see courses in your area.


Interested in working with the WEA on courses that broaden horizons? Visit our Who we work with pages to find out more.


Impact on culture

Community Mosaicists

Community mosaicists

Using funds from a legacy kindly left to the Association by Fred Adler, WEA Oxford, in partnership with Ruskin College, created a dramatic, high quality mosaic for the library wall at the college’s redeveloped Headington Campus. Over 60 students turned out from six community groups to create the mosaic, including parents from the local children’s centre and elderly residents at the local care home.

Volunteers played a key role in providing support and organisational skills to arrange the project. It created a real sense of achievement and pride from those involved and has resulted in an awe-inspiring design that was full of symbolism and meaning to the local community.