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Fountain and Front Wortley Hall

WHERE NOW? – a post-election review

Friday to Sunday 15th -17th May, 2015
From 4.00pm onwards on Friday to 2.00pm Sunday at stunning Wortley Hall, near Sheffield

See a summary of the very positive feedback for this course here

View Programme here updated 14 May

Recommended Advance Reading...

Vote for Joe Soap - History Workshop On-line
Ecology and the Labour movement a video of a lecture by Raymond Williams
The City and the Country a documentary film presented by Raymond Williams
The Tragedy of the Private -The Potential of the Public by Hilary Wainwright
Greece: pay now, live later Some notes by Clive Bandy
60 Quid a Week by Leon Rosselson might be a good song for Music evenings on Friday and Saturday

Discussion Notes

Notes for the Trident discussion
Notes for the PiPs and other Pub Discussion Methodologies
The Kilburn Manifesto For the Kilburn Manefesto discussion Quotes from the Kilburn Manifesto
Notes for the The Super Rich and Chavs
Notes for the discussion on Syriza
Education – a 'comprehensive review'; whatever happened to lifelong learning? notes
Poems for 'Dear Sir I've read your manifesto......here and here
Notes for the Where now for women discussion
Notes for the Where now for Digital Democracy discussion
Notes for the Migrant Communities discussion
Notes for the Nations and Communities in these Isles discussion
Notes for the RW's Keywords discussion

 

This Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF) residential event will follow the pattern of successful discussion-based weekends at Wortley Hall (www.wortleyhall.org.uk) and other venues over recent years.


Keynote speakers:
Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party on Green Priorities… (Sat, 2.15pm)
and
Hilary Wainwright, Co-editor of Red Pepper; Fellow, Transnational Institute
on The Tragedy of the Private – The Potential of the Public (Fri, 19.45pm).


Small group discussions will be held throughout the weekend on a number of themes, following through from the keynote lectures but also, maybe, including: Displacing Neoliberalism (from the Kilburn Manifesto); Migrant Communities; 'The super-rich and Chavs – 'class' revisited'; What now for women?; Nations and Communities in these Isles; Syriza; RW's Keywords: 'Representative', 'Ecology', 'Public' and 'Private'; Centre-right and Extreme-right perspectives …; PiPs methodology – training; Digital democracy; Education – a 'comprehensive' review: whatever happened to Lifelong Learning?


Plus late night music and poetry...


The RWF AGM will take place at 5.00pm on Saturday


All-in (subsidized) fee - only £104.00pp, includes en suite bedroom, all meals, refreshments and all sessions. There will be a few bursaries available for those in receipt of benefits. Non-residents welcome, including key-note lecture attendance. Fee pro rata, depends when you come and go.. Ask for details.
Phone: Derek Tatton 01538 528178


This event organised with or links to: Philosophy in Pubs (PiPs); WEA; Discussions in Pubs (DiPs); Sci-bars; U3A; OU and openDemocracy….

 


 

A FEAST OF MUSIC
WEEKEND COURSES AT SHALLOWFORD HOUSE

Shallowford House

See the full exciting programme for 2014-15 here

The total cost of each course, including full board and lecturer's fee is £230.00.
Please contact Gerald Seaman for more information and to make a booking.


 

pile of booksWMC LITERATURE WEEKENDS 2015-16

Continuing a long tradition of Literature weekends, WMC Literature draws people from far and wide for weekends of discussion and study under the guidance of a tutor.

A typical weekend will focus on one or two books which we have read in advance. The tutor brings information about authors, context and themes, and a tutor-led discussion follows. Each weekend may be attended as a stand-alone course.

We meet at Shallowford House, a pleasant rural location, 5 miles from Stafford and 3 miles from Junction 14 on the M6. There are 25 bedrooms, mainly en suite, meeting rooms and a bar. (Shallowford House, Shallowford, Stone, ST15 0NZ)

You can find the programme here

You can find the booking form here

PAYMENT
Residential rate: £98 (but see SPECIAL OFFER below) – includes tuition and full board.
Non-residential rate: £76 – includes tuition and all meals except breakfast.
Deposit: £30 per weekend, non-returnable. Balance due 4 weeks in advance.

Please send deposits for the 2015 weekends by 1st August and for the 2016 weekends by 6th December.

RWF SPECIAL OFFER / GRANT
A number of places are available for £40 for those aged 18 to 40 thanks to the Raymond Williams Foundation. The Raymond Williams Foundation will also look favourably on anyone outside this age range who applies for a grant to enable them to attend. To apply, contact Jean Lowthian (Phone: 07952 799783 e-mail: jeanlowthian@tiscali.co.uk).

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have any questions, contact Maggie Washington,
phone: 01538 751848, e-mail: chris.washington@btinternet.com