About the WEA


The WEA  (Workers Education Association) is the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education courses in the UK . Founded in 1903, today’s WEA now runs over 10,000 courses each year for over 150,000 adults of all ages and from all walks of life.

The WEA run courses in a wide range of subjects from literacy and numeracy to cultural courses in history, art, literature, languages and many other subjects.

No previous knowledge or qualifications are required  to join most of our courses - only an interest in learning and a willingness to share your ideas  with others.

For more information  view the National WEA website


Riseley Branch



The Riseley Branch is part of the Eastern Region of the WEA and shares administrative functions from a head office in Cambridge. 

There are 129 branches in the Eastern Region which covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
Bedfordshire has five branches:- Riseley, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard, Langford and Dunstable.


Our nearest branches are Buckden, Godmanchester,Great Gransden and St Neots, Higham Ferrers and Wellingborough.

For contact details and a map of the WEA regions click here WEA Regions map

The Riseley Branch was started in 1986 as the Sharnbrook Branch but changed it's name to Riseley Branch in 2011.

Meetings have always been held in Riseley Village Hall.

Our courses have always been cultural in nature, covering historical, musical, artistic and similar subjects.

The branch is currently run by a committee of elected at the AGM each year.

Chairman - Michael Stubbert,       Secretary - Sue Larby,      Treasurer  - Mike Knight
and committee members   Mione Harrison   and    Keith Futter