Worker's Educational Association (WEA)

Note: No course is planned in Helmdon for spring 2019. Courses are available at Weston and other local branches.

WEA Course - Autumn 2018 - Helmdon Reading Room


Behind the Iron Curtain: Life in Eastern Europe under Communism

Tutor:David Price
About this Course:

How becoming part of the Soviet Bloc after the Second Word War affected people in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.

Topics include the story of the Berlin Wall; the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland; work, leisure and entertainment; the arts; youth groups; rebellions and uprisings in the 1950s; the secret police organisations; how and why change happened in the 1080s.

Location:Helmdon Reading Room, Church Street, Helmdon, Northants, NN13 5QJ (venue accessible to wheelchairs and hearing loop installed)
Starting:18 September 2018. 7.30 p.m. No session on 16 October 2018.
Duration:9 sessions. 1½ hours each session.
  • Online at
  • Telephone 0300 303 3464
  • In person at first session, between 7.15 and 7.30 p.m.
Full fee:

£52 - try one week without obligation

The above fee applies to students aged 19 or over on 1st August 2019

No Fee:Free if receiving income related benefit.

Financial help:
Should you need any help with the payment of registration fees or child care, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor or your secretary for more information or an information sheet. All requests will be treated in complete confidence & respect in accordance with our Learning Support Policy.

Help with learning:
Should you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know at the earliest opportunity so that we can make arrangements to provide support. All requests for help will be treated confidentially & with respect. Ask your tutor or contact the Regional Office (0015 962 8400 / for more information about learning support.

Help with English, Maths and/or Study skills:
You are also entitled to extra help & support with English, Maths & Study skills. Ask your tutor or contact the Regional Office (0015 962 8400 / for more information about help with English, Maths & Study skills.

Committed to Equality and Diversity.

Workers' Educational Association, registered charity number 1112775.
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