Workers Educational Association

The WEA empowers people and communities to help them learn about the world, build confidence, make friends and increase skills wherever they live. This improves people’s health, wellbeing and job prospects as well as increases their ability to engage in society.

At The Barn and other community venues in and around Tadcaster, the WEA regularly run courses across a wide range of subject areas. These are usually promoted via social media but our posters, flyers and booklets are always available at The Barn, the Library and The Ark. 

Founded in 1903, the WEA is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering around 9,700 part-time courses for over 70,000 people each year in England and Scotland.  With the support of nearly 400 local branches, 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 part-time tutors and our active membership, the WEA provides high quality, student-centred and tutor-led education for adults from all walks of life.

We bring education into the heart of communities, helping people learn whatever they want – from maths, English and skills for employment, through health and wellbeing courses, to cultural studies that help students broaden their horizons and community engagement programmes that encourage active citizenship.

The WEA has a special mission to reach those who want to improve their lives and communities. Education is a beautiful and powerful tool for tackling economic and social disadvantage because it raises aspirations and helps people create their own change. We campaign for adult education and whether you want to become a student, member, volunteer, tutor or partner, you are always welcome to the WEA

The WEA way is friendly, accessible education on your doorstep. You do not need any previous knowledge or qualifications to join most of our courses, only a willingness to share with others your curiosity, ideas and experience.Contact Su Morgan, Educational Co-ordinator

T. 0114 242 3609

M. 07769 284120