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A weekend residential "Future of the EU and Europe" Apr 15-17 2016 at Wortley Hall. Organised and funded by RWF more info
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The newsletter for Dec 2015 has been added to the newsletter page

keywords logoSecond Keywords Event- Residential 29 - 31 Jan 2016 at Wortley Hall. Organised and funded by RWF more info
Another very successful event, enjoyed by all who took part

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

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
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Date for your diary(details to follow)... DemFest at Gladstone's Library, Fri-Sat 13/14th May

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

Keywords logo The KEYWORDS PROJECT We've started a new project on 'Keywords' with the word 'ASPIRATIONAL' more info

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AGAINST GOVERNMENT CUTS IN ADULT EDUCATION click

Learning is for life

Archives, Papers and Collections a listing of sites where the work of Raymond Williams may be researched has been added to the "Further Reading " page click

A link to a lecture by RW on Art: Freedom as Duty has been added to the "Further Reading " page click

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

 


 

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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