29 November 2019 - Annual General Meeting

WEA Reading Branch invites you to our AGM on Friday 29th November 2019, 11:00 - 12:00  at Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, Earley, Reading RG6 1HH.

 If you are one of our past or present students or a WEA Member please join us for the business proceedings, a Talk by Richard Bennett of Reading Civic Society, and an opportunity for general discussion about the branch.

WEA Reading Branch AGM – Business Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of the previous AGM

3. Matters arising

4. Chair’s report

5. Secretary’s report

6. Treasurer’s report

7. Election of Officers (Chair, Secretary and Treasurer)

8. Election of other Committee Posts (Administrator, Minutes, Programme Coordinator, Publicity, Tutor Rep, Venue Manager) and the Branch Auditor.

9. Any Other Business


Nominations for the Committee Posts should be received by Wednesday 27 November 2019 by email to weareading@gmail.com 

If there is more than one nomination for any of the committee posts, we will arrange an election and a vote.


Talk by Richard Bennett, Chairman of Reading Civic Society

Richard will briefly explain the role of Reading Civic Society and then move on to summarise (using a map) the 24+ developments which are planned for brownfield sites in the centre of Reading.  He will then discuss the future of Reading Gaol, which is right in the centre of these developments, with reference to its history and also the sale documents which he has been able to access in the sales Data Room. The restrictions of the site and the potential uses of the Gaol will be explored referring to Matt Rodda’s campaign to “Save Reading Gaol”, the Reading Gaol HUG, the support of both Reading’s MPs to the vision, Theatre and Arts in Reading’s approach and RBC’s announcement on Tuesday 19 November that it will be making a bid, the deadline for which is 6th December.

WEA Reading Branch AGM – Informal Discussion Topics
The evolving organisation of the Branch
Volunteer recruitment and the Supporters Register
The current venues
The current programme of short courses and study days
The future programme

Your topic!

If you are intending to come, please email weareading@gmail.com to let us know, so that we can plan the accommodation. This is not essential, but would be helpful.

Looking forward to meeting you,

David Winchester
Acting Chair