Adult education

Surrey Adult Education Centres

Brochures for courses on offer in your area are available at your local library or Adult Learning Centre. You can also find out about course information via the website or over the phone from the dedicated Adult Learning Customer Service Team.

Phone: 0300 200 1044 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 7pm throughout the year, calls charged at standard local rate)

Woking's nearest Adult Learning Centre is located in Westfield and offers various courses, Monday to Friday, during the day and evening.
Woking Adult Learning Centre
Bonsey Lane
Woking, GU22 9PR

U3A (University of the Third Age)

The Third Age is when you have time for yourself- after the job and kids are gone - usually after the age of 50! 'University' is a loose term as there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams. U3A members help to provide stimulating study groups and recreational activities. There are no qualifications to join, very small outlay and no pressure.

Phone: 01932 348877

Special Interest Groups

See local libraries, the local press such as the Woking Review diary and the free magazine, What's On In Woking produced by Woking Borough Council.

Byfleet Art Group

Byfleet Art Group meet every Tuesday evening 7pm to 9.30pm at St. Marys School, Byfleet. We paint together and there are always tutors on hand if you would like advice. We also have an inspirational programme of events throughout the year including still life painting, models, workshops and demonstrations by visiting professional artists. Artists of all levels from beginners to experienced are welcome.

We hold three exhibitions of our work each year in spring, summer and autumn.

New members are welcome. For further information contact Julia on 07852 315956, email or visit

Mayford History Society

Organises talks on local history.
Phone: 01483 763717

Workers Educational Association, Woking Branch

Run adult education classes on a wide range of subjects and a social programme including Sunday tea lectures and coach trips to places of interest, museums, concerts and exhibitions. Classes are two hours duration, one day per week for five, ten or 20 weeks.

Phone: 01483 773077 (Miss M. Jones)