NEWS FROM WIVENHOE WEA -
The Wivenhoe branch of the Workers’ Education
Association is still alive and running courses for the year 2010-2011. We
had a well-attended day school in June entitle Music and art, led by
Chris Green and there will be a 10-week course in the autumn, a 10-week
course in the spring and a day school in the early summer.
Why put salt in your dishwasher?
Why indeed! In this household the dishwasher has two
arms and two legs, it’s automotive (but not automatic), and salt, well
sodium chloride, is nowadays regarded as a bad thing.
However, what is good for the mechanical sort may be quite different. So why
not find out more about this, and many other things too. The autumn course
for Wivenhoe WEA will be a survey of how chemistry affects our everyday
lives, whether it’s water, detergents, foods, fertilizers, pesticides and
many aspects of health. The tutor will be Roger Bawden, who used to live in
The course will run for 10 weeks, beginning on 20
September, from 7.30pm-9.00pm at Wivenhoe Methodist Church. There will be a
half-term break. The course fee will be £44 (but free for people with most
income-based benefits or Jobseeker’s Allowance). For further information
contact Janice Allen at 1, Valfreda Way or telephone 01206 824470
And for the future ...
The spring course will take us out of the house and
over to Russia for ten weeks, when Wivenhoe resident Diana Naylor will be
leading a class on the Great Tsars. In June we shall be taken to the
Western Front when Graham Slimming and Colin Padgett will jointly take a day
school on Art and poetry in the trenches. The poetry is widely known
but the art less so, and this course promises to be very informative.
A plea for help.
The branch has a lively committee with a keen
secretary and an efficient treasurer – but it lacks a chairman, and the
constitution requires one; so too, does the county hierarchy, who are
anxious that we find someone to fill the role. So please consider coming to