WEA Tutor Gareth Calan Davies has published a number of books based on the contents of courses he provides on Transport & Industrial Geography & History. Gareth, a geography graduate, has a long career in transport and in 1990 went freelance as a writer on the subject. In 2005, with his artist partner Cheryl Davies, they set up GHAL Productions as a small publishing business.
There are lots of opportunities for varied and interesting voluntary work as a member of the branch committee in either Hereford or Ledbury. There are also opportunities to support the work of the committee by helping with specific tasks.
The WEA has been awarded £28,931 from NHS Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group for our ‘Get Out, Stay Well’ project. The project is designed to bridge the gap between being a patient and being discharged from hospital.
The first poetry day tutored by Simon Fletcher took place on May 10th. We were introduced to the works of Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and considered by many to be the greatest poet of our age.
Before taking a course with the WEA, I was at home for 3 years due to illness. I have three children, whom my supportive husband was looking after.
I hadn’t heard of the WEA before, it was only when leaflets were distributed in my area that I found out about the WEA and the Literacy and Maths courses, which I enrolled for at the same time. Both courses were running at the same time, but on different days.