Guest blogs to stir debate and discussion

With a new topic each week!

Welcome to the WEA’s repository of thought provoking articles.

Inspired by our online courses or member lectures, and the expertise of the tutors or other speakers that create them, these aim to spark debate and enrich your knowledge.

We hope you enjoy them and join in the conversation amongst our learning community in Twitter and FacebookAnd keep an eye out for regular additions to this ‘bank’.

Do toys provide a window into our pasts?

What's more important - equality or equity?

What was the Great British tea heist?

Use your brain

What a waste!

Changing the world one lyric at a time?

Who really shocked his neighbours in Victorian times?

How much does our current system of democracy differ from the one created so long ago?

Can reading make us a better person?

Is there life on Mars?

Dr Watson - the archetypal literary sidekick?

100 years of Chinese Communism

Early Westminster political pioneers

How do mushrooms help trees to communicate?

Aborigonal art