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Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) courses taking place at PHM in 2017

WEA Courses at People's History Museum

Workers' Educational AssociationPHM are delighted to work with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) to host a series of WEA courses.  Booking is required via the WEA, all course details are listed below.

People Making HistoryWEA course People Making History @ People's History Museum © Mark Krantz

Course runs Mon 16 January to Mon 27 March 2017, 1.00pm – 3.00pm (half term break on Mon 20 February)

A study of key protests in Manchester in which people ‘made history’ through strikes, struggle and campaigns.  From Peterloo, the Chartists, and opposition to slavery; struggles over unemployment, access to the countryside, and against fascism; against Section 28, and of the Stop The War campaign.

This ten week course is a learning experience from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum,  led by WEA tutor Mark Krantz.

Course attendees will:

  • Look in detail at the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, and the Chartist General Strike of 1842
  • Uncover how Lancashire textile workers supported the fight against slavery in the American Civil War
  • Consider the impact of the struggles in the 1930s; over unemployment, against Mosley, and for countryside access
  • Reflect on Manchester’s demonstration against Section 28 and its significance in the fight for LGBT+ equality today
  • Look at Manchester’s biggest Stop The War protests in 2008 calling for Time To Go! from Iraq – and for Prime Minister Tony Blair

The course includes visits to the galleries of the People’s History Museum and their archives and a guided tour of the Working Class Movement Library.

This course has been popular and well received – see comments below from previous course attendees:

  • ‘This course was really interesting – very well taught, the tutor was an excellent facilitator and enabled the students to participate fully.  The museum itself was inspirational.’
  • ‘I have not attended any course of study for many years, but found my feet ok at this one and really enjoyed it.’
  • ‘Good to feel positive about coming to the sessions’

*Please note this is a ten week course, attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course*

  • Suitable for 19 years and over
  • Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website.  Please quote course ref C3839457
  • £65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits