The 25th Annual Raymond Williams residential at stunning Wortley Hall
8 May - 10 May 2013 only £95.00
Our Theme : Democracy – and the Future of Political Parties
This special anniversary mid-week residential will follow the pattern of successful discussion-based events at Wortley Hall, 2011 and 2012 and The Adelphi, Liverpool, November 2012 (but with WHall accommodation and organisational strengths!).
There will be three features connecting back with the 23 year weekends run at the Wedgwood Memorial College Barlaston –
i) A key-note Wednesday evening lecture on the title theme, given by Chad Goodwin, Chair of Thomas Paine Society, long-time WEA tutor and RWF Trustee.
ii) The Thursday evening plenary session: RW – his relevance today and tomorrow.... This will include several BBC TV film extracts, and testimonies with readings selected from submissions by participants and RWF/RWS members.
iii) There will be opportunity to see, review and discuss a draft illustrated booklet on the 25 year record of RW residentials with memories and notes, for example, on key-note lecturers and participants: eg Christopher Hill, Graham Martin, Joy Williams, Stuart Hall, Raphael Samuel, Terry Eagleton, Anthony Barnett, Roy Hattersley, Merryn Williams etc...
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New residential course open to all at RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster
Sat-Sun 8-9th June 2013
Fee: only £75.00 per person.
Trade Unions and the Media
Course tutor: Granville Williams is a journalist and author of books on media ownership, including Britain's Media: How They Are Related. He also edited Shafted: The Media, the Miners' Strike and the Aftermath. In the 1970s, based in Birmingham, he reported on the car industry, the 'lump' in the building industry and the 1972 and 1974 miners' strikes.
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Politics and the State
Fri-Sun 6-8th September 2013
At RMT Education Centre, Doncaster
Weekend school. Special fee, including accommodation (B&B, en suite, all meals and sessions): only £95.00 (grant-aided by RWF). Deposit £30
Key-note Lecture 'Politics and the State' on the Friday evening by Roger Seifert, Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management; adviser and consultant to large private and public companies, trades unions and government departments; visiting professor in Malawi, Zimbabwe and China.
Facilitator for the weekend and the discussion sessions: Tony Dennis, former WEA, OU and Luton University teacher.
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New at RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster
Ted Hughes and the White Goddess – An Introduction
Friday - Sunday 11th -13th October 2013
Maximum enrolment is 15: early reservation advised
Residential Course open to all
Course tutor: Roger Elkin has taught poetry courses to adults in Further Education for over forty years. He is a published critic on mid-period Ted Hughes; and as a prize winning poet with ten collections in print approaches the work of fellow poets with the insights of his own writing experience. Roger successfully delivered poetry weekends at Barlaston on Elizabeth Bartlett, U A Fanthorpe, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Kantaris, D. H. Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Carole Satyamurti and W. B. Yeats.
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