Exploring the History of the Parish of St Andrews Wakefield

Ref: C3676169

The parish of St Andrew's lies just outside the medieval town of Wakefield. It has grown hugely since the church was built, this is a chance to learn with a WEA tutor about the landscape both before and after the nineteenth century. The course is all about talking, you will be encouraged to chat about life on the edge of town, from long ago until recent times.

Course aim

This is an opportunity to find out what it's like to learn about the history of the Parish of St Andrews. We will talk about the historic landscape just outside the Medieval town of Wakefield and how it changed to become the place we know today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of the role the WEA has in the local community
  • Demonstrate increased confidence about sharing thoughts, memories and understanding about the past of the place you live.
  • You will have a better understanding of how the local parish developed over time and the potential to explore this further
  • Feel more confident about contributing and joining in with further research about the parish in a future WEA course

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Exploring the History of the Parish of St Andrews Wakefield


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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