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Cley(3)  After working in the NHS, a career change brought me to the WEA about 11 years ago via a  brief spell in FE. I am now course organiser for Beeston, Leicester and Nottingham branches and split my time between Nottingham and Leicester. I work with my branches and tutors to bring together the course offer you see here and in our brochures.

I occasionally teach for the WEA; my most recent courses were Life in the Workhouse, Three Industrial Model Villages and Three Enlightened Mill Owners – which included a trip to Quarry Bank Mill as featured in Channel 4’s The Mill.

My great passion is social and local history. My ‘claim to fame’ is even associated with this – I have fallen at the feet of the wonderful late Prof. Mick Ashton (of Time Team) … this was not intentional, at one of his talks; I slipped  as I walked over to ask him to sign a copy of his book. Ever the gentleman, he helped me to my feet ignoring my dishevelled appearance and very rosy cheeks!

My guilty pleasure? I have 3; Books, books and more books, Twiglets and North Norfolk, especially sitting on the shingle ridge and beach below Weybourne. Time it right and the beach is yours alone.

If you’d like to contact me email me at:  ncleaver@wea.org.uk  mobile: 0115 9628418