Tag Archives: History

New course: Russian History

The course will examine the factors which changed a small principality based in the settlement of Kiev into a super-power dominating two continents. It will show the importance of the country’s links with Western Europe and at the same time … Continue reading

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New Course: Family History Workshop

Dates:  25 October 2017 – 13 December 2017 Time:  1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Number of weeks:  7 Venue:  WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD Cost:  £53.90 Tutor:  Kevin Brown If you would like to enrol you can enrol … Continue reading

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New Course: Archaeology – Treasures of the Midlands

You may have heard of Tutankhamun’s tomb and Pompeii, but did you know there have been some amazing discoveries made right on your doorstep? From the coins of the Hallaton Hoard to the Saxon gold of the Staffordshire Hoard and … Continue reading

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Autumn 2017 Brochure

Our Autumn 2017 brochure for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is now available. If you would like a copy posting or emailing, please call us on 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk  

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Free Taster Sessions

We are running a number of free taster sessions as part of Adult Festival of Learning (used to be called Adult Learners’ week) at the Newarke Houses Museum,  The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY from Monday 12 June 2017 – Saturday … Continue reading

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New Course: The Family at War: family history and the Home Front 1914-18

Family and social history on the WW1 home front, each session reflects on how your family might have been affected. We consider the politics, home economics and sheer terror of the period.  A course for those with an interest in … Continue reading

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Summer Courses

We are taking bookings for courses starting next term.  Please call us on 0116 2556614 to show an expression of interest, book online at  https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx, ring to book with a credit/debit card on 0113 245 3304 or send a cheque to us at WEA, … Continue reading

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