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Residential Course. "21st Century Democracy - Participation Now" at Wortley Hall 28-30 Nov 2014 at Wortley Hall based on OU/openDemocracy Participation Now project. For more on this exciting course click
A provisional Programme and discussion notes have been published up dated 29 Oct 2014 click

Report on 21st Berwick & District Trades Council Annual Dayschool:
25 Oct 2014 in Berwick- on-Tweed. more...

Association for Research in the Voluntary & Community Sector (ARVAC) Conference
20 Nov 2014 in Sheffield. more...

Wanted: Co-ordinators/ Facilitators for pub discussions...more info
We've already had some interest..more

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

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

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


 

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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