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'A burgeoning literature on RW in China - over 50 articles and 3 book-length studies ...more

Open University 'Participation Now' project - Derek Tatton's contribution to the discussion.... click

Residential Course. "War - and Peace" at Wortley Hall 14-16 May 2014
Similar format to the very successful "Scandinavian Politics and Culture" residential below. A key-note synoptic Lecture by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies. Only £102 all in. Several bursaries available. For full details.
PROVSIONAL PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE
DISCUSSION NOTES ARE NOW BECOMING AVAILABLE ( updated 15 Apr 2014)
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See Raymond Williams in the film "Country and the City" by Mike Dibbs. click

Stuart Hall who died recently was a friend and collaborator with Raymond Williams. See this obituary by Steve Woodhams.

A History of RW residential courses by our Chairman Tony Dennis has been added to the Reports page.  click 

Dylan Thomas : A Centenary Celebration and Re-Appraisal. residential course 27-29 June 2014
Much of Dylan Thomas's work enjoys an enduring popularity and his life has become the stuff of legend. more...

Anthony Barnett's Raymond Williams Society Annual Lecture 2011 has been posted on Youtube. more..

If you would like to set up a Discussion Circle in your local pub or community centre then you have notes for over 235 topics to chose from right here within the RWF website!
Have a browse here

Residential Course. "Scandinavian Politics and Culture" at Wortley Hall 22-24 Nov 2013
This course has been a great success. Click see to evaluations of this course

'KEYWORDS' goes on-line. The project RW started 50 years ago is to continue on-line. click

Pub discussion groups. Read more about Discussion Circles www.discussioncircles.org.uk

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE

"Feast of Music" courses for 2014-15 run by Gerald Seaman at Shallowford House have been added to the Events and Courses page.click

WMC Literary Weekends - Every year, WMC Literature organises six weekends of discussion and study, under the guidance of a tutor, a format which has been running successfully for over 20 years. Each weekend may be attended as a stand-alone course.
For programme etc click

Evaluation of the "Ted Hughes and the White Godess" course at Doncaster RMT Education Centre added click (5 Nov 2013)

 


 

Exciting times for RWF.... 'Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain' a major exhibition at Tate Liverpool ..more...

Thurs 24th April Keywords - RWF, with Philosophy in Pubs (PiPs), Talk and discussion based on the exhibition at Tate, Liverpool
14.00 to 16.00hrs. Up to 20 places with advance booking advised via PiPs or derektatton@btinternet.com

 

 

 

Raymond WilliamsTaking as our guide the ideas of Raymond Williams, which he developed in his many and varied writings, we are a Charity whose trustees aim to continue his 'Long Revolution'.

The Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF) commitments are specifically within the sphere of Adult Education.
Williams spent many years teaching adult students who came to him through the WEA and his extensive range of essays and lectures on education, published by NIACE in 1993,* offer a seaching analysis of the conditions for a genuine learning society.
In a time when the liberal adult education which Williams knew and respected (summarised in his statement "I've often defined my own social purpose as the creation of an educated and participating democracy") is needed as much as ever, we will help sustain and extend that tradition supporting courses and disadvantaged students through grants and bursaries

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RWF are delighted to support "News from Nowhere" and "Discussion Circles" by including information within this website

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