Watch Joan Bakewell speaking at WEA Binennial Conference -"Building Communities in Challenging Times" that was held on 11th and 12th of October 2013 in Cambridge. Joan Bakewell is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is also President of Birkbeck, University of London.
WEA West Midlands Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:
Saturday 23 November 2013
10.30 am - 1.00 pm
The Thistle Hotel, St Chad’s, Queensway Birmingham B4 6HY
Hereford President Jean O’Donnell & I recently visited the Museum Resource and Learning Centre where we hold our Spring Workshops to track down our Bowl. Jean recalls;
A recent study has found that exercise can be as beneficial to health as taking pills and therefore should be prescribed by doctors. WEA research evidence shows that adult education positively impacts the health and wellbeing of nearly all students, so shouldn't adult education be prescribed for health and wellbeing in the same way?
One thing I have learnt from WEA meetings is that apart from the WEA link the volunteers all lead busy lives with other voluntary activities. If there is time to chat, then a valuable network of contacts can be made, often to mutual advantage.