We are delighted to bring you the WEA's award-winning lecture series.

Don't forget to visit this page regularly to find information on new lectures as they are added to the series.

How do I register to attend?

To register to join a lecture, click on the link beside your chosen lecture and complete your details (you will need your membership number handy).  You will then be sent by email a link and password for the lecture which you should access a few minutes before the lecture start time and enter the password when prompted.

Note: You will need a PC, laptop or tablet with speakers (a webcam and microphone are not essential).  A guide to using our Zoom software can be found here.

Find guidance on how to join a Zoom meeting here.

You can access further support from the Zoom Help Centre.

The lectures come with live subtitles to make the series more accessible to those with hearing difficulties.  Specific guidance on how you can control whether you see the subititles (or otherwise) on your own device is available in your weekly 'Membership update' email every Thursday morning.

**To find lecture recordings, scroll down below the list of forthcoming lectures**


 

Thursday 30th June 2022 - 5.00 - 6.00pm - **LECTURE CANCELLED**

Unfortunately, our speaker Keira McLean has had to withdraw from delivering our member lecture Art and architecture: Glasgow's stained glass legacy due to unexpected travel circumstances outwith their control in relation to the current rail strike, so sadly we need to cancel it.

We've not been able to find a replacement lecture at such short notice so there will be no lecture.

We hope this doesn't cause too much disappointment and we very much hope that we can bring you Keira's lecture at a later date.

 

Thursday 7th July 2022 - 5.00 - 6.00pm

Save the bees!: impact of modern food production on bee populations, with Catherine Wilcock, WEA tutor

What is it about these small buzzing creatures that captures our imagination? Why are they so important?

In this lecture we’ll discover the variety of species, lifestyles and habits of bees, simple changes we can all make to encourage bees into our outside spaces and why bees are so important within farming, exploring practices which impact on populations both in the UK and the wider world.  We’ll also explore honey production – is it a by-product of farming or an industry in its own right (or a bit of both)? A great way to mark Don’t Step on a Bee Day (10th July)!

To register, click here

 

Thursday 14th July 2022 - 5.00 - 6.00pm

The little railways of north Wales, with Alastair Clark, WEA tutor

The little railways of Wales, including the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway were originally built to carry slate for the roofs of the world, but now take tourists on Victorian-style journeys, exploring the magnificent wild landscapes of North Wales.

Join Alasdair Clark on a pictorial journey on 11 of these iconic railways, each with its own personality and story to tell!

To register, click here

 

SUMMER BREAK - there will be no member lectures on 21st and 28th July.  Lectures will return on 4th August 2022 and planning is underway!

 


Our most recent member lectures are posted below: for our full archive of lectures (over 80!), click here.

The dramatic art of the London Underground

Thatcher: Britain's most successful revolutionary? - download the Q&A and forthcoming courses by the speaker here.

Football: the origins of 'the people's game' - download the list of further reading on the topic here.

Beyond the dot: a brief journey into Australian Aboriginal art - download the Q&A, useful links and forthcoming courses by the speaker here.

A people's history of housing in Scotland and why it matters - download the list of further reading and useful links here.