Come to the centre and have a look around. Talk to staff, tutors, learners and volunteers about the courses and other opportunities we offer. Have a look at what we do without any obligation to sign up to a course. Click here to watch a video of Omega Centre student and volunteer Jane talking about her positive experiences of learning with us. Hope to see you soon!
Omega Centre welcomes adults of all ages and abilities and invites them to take part in a wide range of courses. Located in the Southsea area of Portsmouth, the Centre has been part of the City's education landscape since it first opened its doors as a Victorian 'board' school in 1882. The WEA took over the management of the building in 2008 and undertook a programme of major refurbishment. It is now regarded as one of Portsmouth's foremost adult education centres, with a particular focus on Arts, media, IT and Skills for Life (literacy and numeracy).
The building’s redevelopment into a 21st Century arts and education centre was largely possible thanks to the Jeffery-Machin Foundation (JMF) and support from Portsmouth City Council. The JMF was the legacy of Canon Ivor Jeffery-Machin and his wife, Brenda. Canon Jeffery-Machin worked for the WEA as a part-time tutor from 1940 until 1984; both he and Brenda were great believers in the value of lifelong and community learning.
Omega Centre, Omega Street, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 4LP
T: 023 9229 1346 | E: email@example.com
Branch contact: Denise Jackson/Sophie Main
Telephone no: 023 9229 1346