Workers' Educational Association
Herne Bay Branch
The Workers’ Educational Association is the major voluntary adult education organisation in Britain providing over 10,000 courses each year for over 80,000 students. The W.E.A. is recognised and supported by central and local government with funding for people born after 1st August 1992.
We were 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 we provide courses for all kinds of adults but we maintain our special mission to provide educational opportunities to adults facing social and economic disadvantage.
We run over 10,000 part-time adult education courses each year. Our 110,000 students reflect all ages and interests, and come to us from all walks of life. We are one of the UK’s biggest charities, and operate at local, regional and national levels through our regional offices and volunteer-led branches. Our courses are created and delivered in response to local need, often in partnership with local community groups and organisations.
Use the form below to contact the Herne Bay Branch of the WEA.
This year the WEA branch at Herne Bay, Kent celebrates its 30th anniversary. Jenny Bennett, one of the founding members, recalls the Branch's early years and talks about Sam Butterworth, another founder who left the WEA a large gift in his Will. Current Branch Secretary John Bruckin talks about the Branch's plans for their birthday and some of the work being done through Sam's legacy.