About the WEA

The Workers Educational Association started in the 19th Century to provide learning for adults.  Today the WEA is the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education.  The WEA operates through national and regional offices and volunteer-led branches (the Norwich branch for example).

We aim to provide friendly, informal and enjoyable courses with expert tutors.  There is no need to have prior knowledge of the course subject nor do you need to have any academic qualifications.  In fact, most people come on courses to explore new ideas and topics.  There are no exams or tests!


Branches are run by a local committee of volunteers (details of the Norwich committee below). The committee decides on the annual programme, sorts out venues and helps to ensure that courses run smoothly for tutors and members.  Everybody who enrols on a WEA course automatically becomes a member of the WEA.

Programme for 2016/17

You can find printed copies of the brochures:

  • the Norwich Branch brochures, available from August 2016,  can be found in the carousels provided by Creative Arts East at various locations around the city – including the Forum, Assembly House and other arts venues
  • the annual County brochures for the whole of Norfolk – including Norwich – are also in the carousels from August
  • brochures are also available at  The King’s Centre and Wensum Lodge, both in King Street
  •  you can call Annette Conn (01603 629557) who will post a brochure to you if required

Half-term break

There are no WEA classes at half term –  half term dates are the same as for Local Authority Schools:

Autumn Term 2016 week beginning  12th September 2016
Spring Term 2017 week beginning 9th January 2017
Summer Term 2017 week beginning 17th April 2017

Committee for the Norwich Branch

Position Name Email
Chair Wilson Graham wislongraham@yahoo.co.uk
Treasurer Mrs Maggie Ward samwea@live.co.uk
Secretary t.b.c.
Assistant secretary Ms Annette Conn info@wea-norwich.org.uk
Assistant secretary Miss Jane Harris jmhwea@icloud.com



We are always interested in hearing from potential tutors.  You can have a preliminary chat with one of the committee members and/or contact the Regional Office in Cambridge:

For more information

For more information about the National and Regional WEA please follow the links: