Friday, 19 September 2014

Welcome to Riseley WEA

Riseley WEA is an adult educational organisation where we offer two sessions of lectures per year on a variety of cultural subjects - a Spring Term and an Autumn term.
With a history going back nearly twenty seven years, we have covered a wide variety of subjects, from history, architecture, music, art, film and many more.
All our lectures are delivered by tutors with extensive knowledge of their subjects and a great deal of experience in teaching interested and enthusiastic adults.
Everyone is welcome.

We meet in the comfort of Riseley Village Hall Lounge where we start each meeting with a welcoming cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.

Autumn 2014 Courses

Now running every Wednesday  

Stout Boots and Strong Skirts
Liz Carter

Ten lectures investigating the lives and travels of women who explored the world from Tobermory to Tibet, including   West Africa, the Nile, India, North America  and more - on foot, on horseback and by canoe.
Our first week looked at the Egeria, a Spanish Nun in AD 381, and the Pilgrimage of Etheria and the Ascent of Mount Sinai.
Our second lecture covered Celia Fiennes. and her journey, side saddle, on horseback all around England. Following on will be Amy Johnson, Mary Kingsley, Marianne North and others.

Riseley Village Hall 10 am refreshments for 10.30am lecture
£48.00 for the complete course

Now running every Tuesday

German Opera
Peter Bleasby

A series of ten lectures with videos, discussion and instruction.
Opera in German from Mozart’s Seraglio to Zimmerman’s Soldiers
It’s not just Wagner. Discover the importance of Weber, the influence of Spohr (who?) and Vampires. And don’t forget Mack the Knife

Riseley Village Hall 2pm reshments for 2.30pm lecture
£48.00 for the complete course