Derbyshire News: What's new this September?

The smell of crushed leaves and sharpened pencils are in the air, which means only one thing, autumn term is here. If you too, like to start your year in autumn then we have plenty of courses near you.

To find out what’s on in Derbyshire and Chesterfield download a course brochure or find our display in the entrance of Chesterfield Library. Our courses are filling up fast, so enrol today by following the course link or calling 0300 303 3464.


What’s new in Chesterfield for the Autumn term

You can find all our courses in our new interactive brochure, but we have two new additions this term:

Yoga – at the Parish Centre

Birding in our local patch

For details of all courses call Stuart at the Chesterfield office on 01246 622249


What’s new in Derby for the Autumn term

Busy in the week? No problem, we have lots of new courses and Saturday workshops

Well being courses

Yoga for All (Belper)

Awareness of Alternative Therapies

The Difference Between Good and Bad Stress

Creative Courses

Drawing and Making Taster Day

Thought-provoking courses

Marx: The First 100 Years

Planning for Housing and Green Spaces

How to Think Like a Philosopher

Seasonal courses

Christmas Wreath Making from Natural Materials

Cloth Doll Workshop


Special Events

Joan Bush Memorial Lecture

Derby Branch are holding a memorial lecture to commemorate one of our much-loved students, Joan Bush, who sadly passed away last year.  Joan was associated with the WEA for many decades and was very enthusiastic about geology.

Paul Nathanail will be giving a talk entitled Social geology: people as geological agents and the ground as friend and foe.


Day: Thursday 27th September

Time: 7pm-8pm for the talk, with refreshments from 6pm.

Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB


This event is free to anyone who would like to attend, please call the Derby office on 01332 291805 to book a place - this will help us organise catering.