The effects of globalisation: the good, the bad and the ugly – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

magnets-2487101_1920.jpgGlobalisation is a complex and controversial subject with supporters and sceptics. We will examine its impact and the consequences for the private and public sectors in creating higher income inequality, social costs, removing labour rights and job protection, and weakening trade unions.

Tutor – Joe Marshall
Date – Saturday 21 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email


Zionism and Anti-Zionism: Looking Beyond the Propaganda of Both (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Israel Flag | דגל ישראלTutor: Noam Livne
Date & Time: Sat 17 Sept 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee: £5.00

Working towards developing a perspective that is more balanced and better informed than the one generally available from public debate and the media, we will discuss Zionism as an imperialist and colonialist movement, as well as the uniquely unusual nature of both Zionism as the Jewish national movement, and of the Palestinian national movement. The tutor was a peace activist while living in Israel, and has taught Arab-Israeli Relations at Keele University.

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:

All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.


FREE Workshop: Effective Campaigning (Derby WEA Day School Autumn 2016)

Petition presentation at the Senedd - Eating Disorder Unit in Wales / Cyflwyno deiseb yn y Senedd - Uned Anhwylderau Bwyta yng NghymruTutor: Mark Grayling
Date & Time: 15 Oct 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Includes 30mins for lunch – please bring your own
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB

Do you want to save your local library, oppose a planning application or get your MP to take up an important issue? This workshop will be led by a tutor with over thirty years’ experience of campaigning at local, national and international levels.

To enrol for this day school please contact the Derby office on 01332 291 805 or


Brexit / EU ScrabbleIn? Out? Or still shaking it all about with a month to go ? This facilitated discussion will give you an opportunity to reconsider some of big issues and to share your thoughts with others on the pros and cons of the UK remaining in the EU.

Tutor Kevin Foley
Date Monday 23 May 2016
Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE for everyone

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email

Day School: This is mine!: a source of inequality– Autumn 2015

Grand Salon de Napoléon IIIThe WEA and the University of Derby are recreating an 18th century French salon; a forum for genteel, convivial conversation and debate concerning ‘matters of the day’. Our salonnière sets the scene and regulates proceedings. No agenda, no presentation; your participation will shape discussion.

Tutor – Andrew Sanders & Miss Brown
Fee – £5.00
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 20 October 2015  7:00pm-9:00pm

To book on this event please send payment to the WEA Derby Office: cheques payable to WEA Derby Branch