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Anglo-Saxon Hanging Bowl found at Hildersham
To find all the Amateur Cambridgeshire Archaeology service website and contact details, please click here
Ely and District Archaeology Society
Fen Edge Archaeology Group
Oxford Archaeology East
Michelle Bullivant Archaeology
To find some of the Cambridgeshire Adult Education provision please see below: or by clicking the summary here
WEA Eastern Region
WEA National website
WEA Eastern Region Website
WEA Cambridgeshire Federation of WEA Branches Website
Cintra House, 12 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP
01223 417321 Email: email@example.com
Cambridgeshire County Organiser
Cambridgeshire Federation of WEA Branches
Please click on the above image to download the Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire Course Prospectus for Autumn 2010 & Spring 2011 or by clicking here
The aim of the WEA is to extend access to education to everyone and to that end we run courses across the whole of the Eastern Region. Last year alone there were nearly 1600 enrolments on WEA courses in Cambridgeshire and learners need no previous experience or qualifications, just an interest in the subject and a willingness to learn.
The WEA has 25 branches in Cambridgeshire and a brochure which listing all of our courses is widely available by contacting our regional office or through the library service. The courses normally last for 10 weeks (with 1.5 hours per session). The fees are low because each branch is run by its voluntary members. For example a 10-week course can cost as little as £44 - suggestions for new courses are always welcome. Meetings are held weekly across the region membership of the WEA is free but courses attendance has a fee.
Teaching for the WEA Eastern Region:
Teaching for the WEA you will need a strong commitment to lifelong learning and educational democracy. We are looking for enthusiastic, imaginative and innovative tutors to:
- build the skills, confidence and knowledge of adults to help change lives and communities
- build diversity and inclusion in adult learning
The Workers' Educational Association is committed to increasing educational opportunities for adults. We attract almost 100,000 learners a year - providing courses in cities, towns, villages, workplaces and through community organisations, building our provision around the needs, interests and experiences of adults.
The WEA is looking for part-time tutors who are qualified or experienced in their subject area, who hold IfL membership, and who hold an appropriate teaching qualification, enabling them to work in the lifelong learning sector or are willing to work towards one.
We deliver a range of accredited and non-accredited provision and, while we can give no guarantee of work, we currently have opportunities in the region. The WEA is committed to increasing diversity in our curriculum content and in our tutor pool so we would particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including black and minority ethnic groups or people with disabilities.
The is a great ifinity between many local and family history society's and their local WEA branch in Cambridgeshire and many local speakers on the CALH Speakers list, give talks to both local societies and teach WEA courses.
If you are interested in applying to be a tutor with the WEA, please click here and folllow the instructions
University of the Third Age in Cambridgeshire
27-28 Bridge Street, Cambridge - 01223 321587
There are several U3A groups in Cambridgeshire, below is a list of several of them and an in depth look at Huntingdon U3A.
The U3AC has about 300 activities on offer, ranging from history to discussion groups, in fact any subject that interests members and for which they are willing to act as tutors. Classes are held either at the Bridge Street premises or in venues around the city. As most activities take place during the day, most members are no longer in full-time employment.
The main aim of U3AC is to help members spend their ‘third age’ in pursuit of new and old interests, to meet like-minded people and to keep this self-help organisation flourishing and growing. It costs £55 per year to become a member of U3AC with a one-off enrolment fee of £5 and extra fees for a small number of classes.
Look on the web site www.u3ac.org.uk for up-to-date information about the courses, just click on the link to the 2010-2011 brochure.
You can telephone or visit the office (10-2 Monday to Friday) and ask for a Membership pack which includes the Programme of Studies for 2010 to 2011.
University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ
Choosing a Course
Range of subjects
The Institute of Continuing Education is an integral part of the University of Cambridge. The Institute of Continuing Education offers a wide range of part-time and short courses for personal or career development in subjects including archaeology, landscape, and garden history and local and family history
You can come for a day or a summer, and learn more about a subject that interests you, or you can enrol in a credit-bearing programme that will challenge you to push your boundaries into new areas. You can come in the summer or on the weekends to our intensive residential programmes; you can take a course in Cambridge, outside Cambridge, and even in London – or, you can study online from anywhere in the world if you are registered on an eLearning course. Weekends, weekdays, summertime, anytime – you will be sure to find a time that suits your lifestyle. You can choose a course from the range of subjects we offer.
Our tutors are experts in their fields who understand the needs of adult and part-time learners. They are skilled at bringing learning to life, and you will find yourself learning, growing and achieving more than you expect.
We look forward to welcoming you to continuing your education with one of the world’s great universities.
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