Our Story

A group of like-minded people met on the 29th April 2014 at the Berwick Voluntary Centre building in Tweed Street to set up the BERWICK EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION. The group planned to offer a full programme of classes and excursions to local people on all kind of subjects ranging from local history and archaeology to geology, art and literature.

After over 30 years of experience with the Workers’ Educational Association we branched out on our own, with the freedom to set up the kind of classes, lectures and excursions that local people want to attend and can fit into their busy lives. We are flexible and open to new ideas so if you want to keep learning and enjoy a bit of company, please get in touch. We would also love to hear from local people with experience of delivering education in any field as we are always on the lookout for new subjects to offer.

In 2016 we were Runner Up for North Northumberland Voluntary Forum’s Organisation Of The Year Award, and in 2019, we were the winners of the Grassroots Award. Thank you to everyone involved for all their hard work.