About The WEA

WEA North West Regional MapThe WEA North West region provides stimulating and diverse learning opportunities for adults, often targeted at some of the most deprived communities. Our courses dramatically improve confidence as we re-introduce people to study and encourage active engagement with their own needs and those of their community.

The North West Region of the WEA stretches from Cheshire in the South to the Scottish boarders in the North; whilst the Pennines and the West Coast complete the geographical boundaries of the region. The region is incredibly diverse in terms of its geography, population and challenges to the provision of adult education.

The north west region has over 2,500 members who support the work of the organisation. Some volunteer in local branches helping staff organise courses and activities within their areas.

We involve members in organising various forms of learning in their own communities, recently we have been supporting voluntary 'learning circles' bringing people together to study and develop learning around areas of interest.

We have 3 offices in the North West - Liverpool (regional office), Manchester and Cumbria.

Please email general queries to: northwest@wea.org.uk

Or use the 'Contact Us' form at the bottom of this page.

If you prefer to TEXT us please use: 07977479704

A full list of regional contacts can be downloaded here.

Regional Office - Liverpool

Workers' Educational Association
North West Region Regional Office,
Suite 405, Cotton Exchange
Old Hall Street, 
Liverpool, 
L3 9JR

Tel: +44 (0)151 243 5340

Text +44(0)7554436934 
Fax: +44 (0)151 243 5359 
Map (external link)

Manchester Office

Workers' Educational Association
4th Floor Crawford House,
Booth Street East, 
Manchester,
M13 9GH

Tel: +44(0)161 277 5400 
Fax: +44(0)161 274 4948 
Map (external link)

Directions By Train. The office is about 7 minutes' walk from Oxford Road station and about 15 minutes from Piccadilly station. Alternatively a taxi will get you here in 5 minutes. The office faces the new Commonwealth Swimming Pool (Aquatics Centre) and is diagonally opposite the Royal Northern College of Music. These are two well known landmarks in case you get lost.

Directions By Car. If you are coming by car, the office can be approached from every direction, although if you are travelling from the north, you need to get on to Oxford Road as it is not permitted to turn right from Upper Brook Street into Brook Street East. Parking is available in the University multi-story car park at the corner of Booth Street East and Upper Brook Street.

Cumbria Office

Workers' Educational Association
Trades Hall, 
39 Brow Top, 
Workington 
CA14 2DP

Tel: +44(0)1900 871688
Fax:+44(0)1900 871688

Map (external link)