Learning for Pleasure



Welcome to Learning for Pleasure Brentwood

Learning for Pleasure has been established in Brentwood for more than 20 years.  Quality courses are given by professional lecturers and enjoyed by over 300 members.  The aim is to provide classes which are informative, interesting and friendly.

Classes are held in Merrymeade House, a pleasant Edwardian country mansion just off Sawyer’s Hall Lane, Brentwood.  The elegant Drawing Room and Library overlook the gardens and vista of the parkland.  There is an attractive Tea Room serving coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea.  All are on the ground floor and easily accessible. 

Classes are held during the daytime and are open to anyone over the age of 18.  There are no assessments: just the joy of ‘Learning for Pleasure’ in the company of like-minded people.

Learning for Pleasure is a non-profit making organisation.

Registered Charity No: 1046050



Classes currently run from September to December and from January to March

The virus has badly affected the way in which we normally operate, after months of lockdown and social distancing.  The committee has been trying to assess the medium and long term effects this will have on our activities.  We are trying to find ways in which to continue providing a service to our members.


The plan is to make use of modern technology and deliver online lectures for the time being.


More information is on the next page.








Learning for Pleasure was formed over 20 years ago as a break-away group from the WEA.  The Government demanded written work and exams for groups like the WEA and many members felt that they did not want the pressure of written work and wanted to learn just for pleasure, hence the name.  The Committee of volunteers, which meets 4 or 5 times a year, runs the charity and the Officers supervise the day to day functions.


Please remember to check this website for emergency messages.

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