New WEA Ancestry course for Boston – Trace the Ancestors Next Steps


Boston venue Fydell House is the perfect setting for the  course

Do your ancestors appear in poor records?  Did they break the law?  What if they were illegitimate? Is it worth DNA testing? For those of you who know the basics
, here’s a course to help you take your family history further.

Starts: Thursday 27 April, 10.30-12.30 pm with tutor: Gill Groom at: Fydell House,  Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6HU cost: £53.90 for 7 weeks, or free if in receipt of an income related benefit.

For further information or to book a place please contact WEA Lincoln Office tel: 01522 522472  email: or Zara Handley: Tel: 07500823175 email:

Introduction to Lincolnshire Churches


Lincolnshire has over 700 parish churches each with a story to tell and this new course will offer you the opportunity to begin to find out about these wonderful buildings which in many cases are at the heart of the local community.

The course will offer the opportunity to begin to explore the rich diversity of parish churches in Lincolnshire from Saxon times, discover a wealth of architectural styles and features and investigate a selection of the numerous intriguing stories and legends associated with churches. The friendly and informal sessions will include illustrated presentations, activities and a visit.

The 7 week course starts on Wednesday 19th April from 10.30 – 12.30pm and will be run by Kathy Holland. It will take place at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY.

To find out more or to book, please contact the WEA Lincoln Office 01522 522472 or email

Fee information available on request.

Learning together about Life in the UK today


A new course is underway in Lincoln teaching international students all about life in the modern United Kingdom.

The course is titled ‘Life In the UK Through its Culture and History’.

Students are looking at a diverse range of topics and subjects, including British traditions and celebrations, the history of immigration into the UK and the origins of the flags of the United Kingdom.

The course is taught by  Adrian Turner who is a very experienced tutor, having taught all over the world, and who is exceptionally knowledgeable in his subject area.

The students describe the class as friendly, lively and informative and a good way to meet and make friends with others who are new to the area from another country.

One student described what they enjoyed about the course as follows:

“The course is very useful for people coming to this country to help them understand more about the history here and how it affects the way things happen here today”.

The course is open to all but will be of particular advantage to those who are currently learning English as a speaker of another language. The course also has the advantage of working around the school term making it convenient for those with young children to attend.

For more information including fees, or to book a place on the next course beginning in April, please contact the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472.

Victorian Creative Craft : New course for February 2017


Would you like to try your hand at creating a sand picture, experimenting with silhouettes, investigating decoupage, creating a photo collage, making a scrapbook and much more? If you are interested in the Victorians and the wonderful creative crafts they enjoyed, then why not come along and join a new course starting this February in Lincoln and try out some of the activities for yourself?                                                                                                            

Alongside practical activities, the course will explore how important arts and crafts were in Victorian times, especially to the more wealthy ‘ladies of leisure’, at a time when they were rarely engaged in employment and there was no television or radio.

The course will be led by Kathy Holland and starts on Wednesday  22nd February at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY.

  This a 5 week course and each session runs from 10.15am – 1.00pm. All equipment and materials can be provided for a small charge and both beginners and experienced crafters are all welcome.

There is charge for the course but it is free for those in receipt of certain benefits. To book, or for more information, please contact the Lincoln WEA Office 01522 522472 or email

We look forward to welcoming you!

New History Course: Unravelling Ancient Persia


Persia, which is now  known commonly as Iran, is home to one of the worlds oldest civilizations and influenced the culture of the world as we know it today.

This course will look at the history, archaeology and monumental legacy of Persia’s Achaemenid period  of the 6th  – 4thcenturies BC.

Tutor: Sue Kirk

Start date & time:Thursday 19 January 1.30-3.30pm

Venue: Greetwell Place,2 Lime Kiln Way, Greetwell Road, Lincoln LN2 4US

Fee: £53.90 for 7 weeks or free if in receipt of an income related benefits.

For further information or to book a place please contact the office on 01522 522 472 or email




New course: Trace your Ancestors For Beginners


Who were your ancestors?

Where did they come from? What did they do?

Join our NEW family history course at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life to find the answers!

You may be a beginner, or have been researching for some time…what will you discover?

Tutor: Gill Groom

Date & time:Tuesday 17 January 2017 10.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY

For further information, or to book a place, please contact

WEA Lincoln Office Tel: 01522 522472


Fee: £53.90 for 7 weeks or free if in receipt of an income related benefit   




Medical History Course: From Cowpox to Chloroform: The key turning points and characters in the history of medicine

Hospital in 1914.

Victorian Hospital Ward

A new course is beginning in Lincoln which will explore the advances in modern medicine.


The course will explore key individuals whose advances revolutionised our understanding of disease and surgery. Edward Jenner’s battle against smallpox and development of the first vaccine. Pasteur and Koch’s work on the germ theory of disease and John Snow’s successful campaign to stop the spread of cholera. The course will conclude with an evaluation of the contribution of Florence Nightingale and an exploration of Simpson’s and Lister’s efforts to combat the problems of pain and infection in surgery.


  • 27/09/2016 – 15/11/2016, 7 sessions
  • Thu 19:00 in Lincoln
  • Tutor: David Halliwell
  • Status: Enrolling (online) or ring the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472
  • Fee : £53.90 or free if in receipt of certain benefits.