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A centenary celebration – 100 years of adult education

In 1919, the Report on Adult Education was published and served as a template under which adult education could flourish. To mark its 100th anniversary an open exhibition is being held on Friday 12 July at the White Rock Hotel, hosted by the Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill branches of the Workers Educational Association. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

WEA classes

Get Inspired! Get Involved!

Fascinating educational and creative courses for adults. The Hastings area is a great place to live if you want to expand or share your knowledge and make new friends.

Posted 10:16 Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 In: Community Arts Tags: ,
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Looking At Trees

Looking at Trees through gentle walks. Discover local trees, woods and parks through short walks with the arboriculturalist/artist, Jim Roseveare and the Workers’ Educational Association.

Learning the WEA way.

Don’t be put off if you haven’t got the dosh

Albert and Frances Mansbridge founded the Workers Education Association in 1903 with the objective of providing education to the labouring classes in an attempt to raise their quality of life. Over 100 years later the WEA organises from 7,500 to 10,000 non-vocational, low-cost courses a year for working and low-income people, though it is primarily open to whoever wants to learn. Christine Alford went to find out.

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