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Fountain and Front Wortley Hall

Keywords – Class, Status, Work and Aspirational

Friday to Sunday 21- 23 Aug 2015
From 4.00pm onwards on Friday to 2.00pm Sunday at stunning Wortley Hall (www.wortleyhall.org.uk), near Sheffield

This residential will partly follow the pattern of recent RWF events at Wortley Hall and elsewhere. However, this will not feature external expert speakers; there will be a facilitator (Joseph Boughey) for each session, but the progress of discussion will depend on individual participants. As with sessions in Philosophy in Pubs, or Discussions in Pubs, the aim will be a series of democratic discussions in which all can feel able to take part, although no one need feel that they must! The weekend is based on Raymond Williams’ classic book Keywords and will feature a task that may be fulfilled by the end of the weekend – which is to work on a new keyword, one of considerable relevance to current political discourse – “aspirational”

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Friday 21 March.....  Arrival and registration.    From 14.00 hrs on…
17.00 hrs.   Welcome and introductions followed by a warm-up session;    Dinner    18.30
 From then on the discussion circle sessions will last about 90 minutes.
Break times and meal times will be confirmed but are likely to be:     breakfast 08.30;  coffee  11.00;  lunch 13.00;  afternoon tea 16.00;   dinner 18.30.
Heading home on Sunday after lunch…

Detailed Programme

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Pre-course Reading: (not absolutely necessary)
Raymond Williams Keywords (1976 and 1983)
New Keywords (Edited by Tony Bennett… 2005)

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Special fee (subsidized by RWF grant):  £110.00 pp (all-in, with en suite bedroom)
 Up to four bursaries available for those in receipt of benefit or any young people, 16 to 25 - with preference given to those who have not been to Wortley before:   £35 only, all-in. Ring 01538 528178 to arrange.

 Maximum enrolment = 15     The weekend will be viable with 8 participants.
 Enquiries:  Tel   01538 528178
 Full programme and timetable will be sent to all who book.

To book by cheque and post click here

To book by Paypal or credit card click here


 

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