The WEA is run in Orford by volunteers, using professional lecturers to provide stimulating courses for adults here in Orford.

Suffolk has 17 WEA branches. They offer a wide range of 'liberal adult education' subjects. You don't need any previous knowledge or qualifications to join most of our courses, only a willingness to share with others your curiosity, ideas and experience.

WEA Course Spring 2017

Nature, Ecology and Permaculture: The Wildlife and Habitats of East Anglia

Speaker: Alexander Bass

Next term we have a change. We are lucky to live in such an unspoilt part of England and see beautiful birds, animals and plants every day .Next term’s course will help us to broaden our knowledge of the wildlife around us with an expert.

The broad content of the course includes the following areas :

1. Wildlife of RSPB Minsmere,

2. Conservation Organisation & Pioneers of Conservation in East Anglia,

3. Woodland and Heathland of East Anglia,

4. The Brecks,

5. The Suffolk & Norfolk Broads,

6. North Sea Wildlife,

7. The North Norfolk Coast & Coastal Erosion,

8. The Cambridgeshire Fens and Essex Marshes.

A guided field trip, will be arranged after the course for anyone interested.

Alex Bass is a wildlife tour guide and speaker who has been running tours professionally since 2003. He also does a range of illustrated history/wildife talks with bird song for groups in East Anglia including RSPB & Wildlife Trust local groups, U3A, WI, History Societies and Gardening Clubs. Due to their success he is now involved in adult education for a range of companies working freelance as a specialised tutor in the fields of wildlife identification and climate change issues in Suffolk.

This WEA course will take place starting at 2 pm in Orford Town Hall on Monday on 16, 23 and 30 January, 6. 13 and 20 February, 6. 13 and 20 March 2017

All are welcome - try out the first lecture for only £4.70! The full enrolment fee is £47.25.

For more details contact:

Elisabeth Cooper  01394 450934

Daphne Gardner  01394 450955

The Workers’ Educational Association - also known as the WEA - is the UK’s largest voluntary- sector provider of adult education. It was founded in 1903, in order to support the educational needs of working men and women who could not afford to access further or higher education.

Today it provides courses for all kinds of adults but maintains its special mission to provide educational opportunities to adults facing social and economic disadvantage.