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A news update has been added to the newsletter page 22 Apr 16 here

A weekend residential "Future of the EU and Europe" Apr 15-17 2016 at Wortley Hall. Organised and funded by RWF has been another great succcess. A report and feedback can be seen here

keywords logo Three new keywords Charity, Voluntarism and Philanthropy have been added to the Keywords project page (8 April 16)

demfest logo"Demfest" at Gladstone Library May 13 & 14 'collectively re-making democracy for our times' Sponsored by RWF more info and to book

A weekend exploring the work of Tony Harrison, Leeds-born Poet-Playwright 18 - 20 Mar 2016 at Wortley Hall. Organised and funded by RWF more info

See the very positive feedback for this course click

keywords logoSecond Keywords Event- Residential 29 - 31 Jan 2016 at Wortley Hall.
Another very successful event, enjoyed by all who took part see feedback
Essay on three keywords added to the Keywords project page (28 Feb 16)

RWF Day linked to the RW Society Annual Lecture 21 Nov 2015 at Ruskin College Oxford. This RWF 'experiment' with discussion
circles at Ruskin worked well. Read full report on the RWF/RWS event
here

WITH BANNERS HELD HIGH 5 Mar 2016 at Unity Works Wakefield. A day long event marking the end of an Industry.
MUSIC & the MINER'S STRIKE
here

Continuing a long tradition of Literature weekends, WMC Literature is offering a new programme for 2015-16
see events page click

There is an initiative to save key records from the wave of workers’ co-operatives in the 1970s-1990s which is getting under way this Spring. more

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

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

 


 

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

Our Aims

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Raymond Williams portrait

Digital portrait of Raymond Williams by Stephen Samuel, unveiled at Wortley Hall, Sun 18th October 2015 Report of Event

RWF are delighted to support "Discussion in Pubs(DiPs)" by including information within this website

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