Taking place each year in November, Lifelong Learning Week celebrates adult learners and shines the spotlight on just some of the brilliant work that’s taking place right across the sector.
In partnership with our friends at the Learning for Work Institute and City Lit, we hosted a special free lecture for Lifelong Learning Week focusing on Thomas Hardy, a man regarded by many as the elder statesman of literature, which you can watch at the bottom of this blog.
Presented by Margaret Mills, Historian and titled Thomas Hardy: then and now, we explored what the world looked like in the 19th Century and the parallels we can draw with today.
As the WEA celebrates its 120th anniversary, the lecture considers Hardy the man rather than the writer and what was happening in his life towards the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
If you enjoy this lecture, did you know that WEA members can join a free lecture each week? (And have access to an archive of over 100 recordings? )
If you're not already a WEA member, why not join our adult education movement, and get some great benefits too, for only £15 per year. WEA members receive:
- access to our award-winning weekly members’ lecture series. Learn from our network of expert tutors, and interact with other members from your own home
- get priority booking for courses, including first access to booking for our 2024 courses launching on the 20th November at 10am
- receive our Highway magazine, and access digital back issues to stay updated on the work we’re doing
- attend our members’ annual conference
- be part of a movement that helps others and transforms lives
Membership is free if you are under 25, a current WEA volunteer, or you are on a low income or receive certain benefits.