WEA Holbrook

Updated:  31 March 2018

News and Events - 2018


We held the AGM for the WEA Holbrook Branch on 6th March 2018 and although the meeting was attended by 12 people, there were no volunteers for the Officer positions required to continue as a Branch. However the wish of the meeting was to continue with WEA activities in Holbrook, and we agreed to explore the possibility of becoming a Student Group. This is a more informal group run by a team of volunteers with the administration of the Group being organised centrally by the local WEA Office in Derby. Seven of the attendees agreed to act as volunteers to proceed with this proposal which now has to be formally agreed with the WEA office.


Further volunteers to assist with this in the future are required, particularly Holbrook residents to maintain the local focus of our Group.


Despite some level of uncertainty regarding the future, we have another illustrated talk of local interest planned in the near future.


Illustrated Talk

“From Innovators to Bankrupts & Entrepreneurs to Murderers” - Speaker Ian Coker

The story of the industrial and social development of Heage and Morley Park











Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018. Time: 10.00am

Venue: Holbrook Methodist Chapel, Moorside Lane Holbrook

Fee: £4 payable on the day (including refreshments) no need to book.




We are hoping to run future courses in the autumn of 2018 and early in 2019 subject to becoming formally set up as a Student Group; the present proposals are


Course: English Castles Part 2 - Rod Pearson

Starting: September 2018


Course: English Cathedrals 3 - Perpendicular to the 20th Century - Jack Higham

Starting: January 2019


Further details will be published in the Holbrook Village Magazine at a later date.


The group is open to new ideas for courses or single sessions that might be of interest, to be held either during the daytime or evening to suit. Let us have your suggestions - email:



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