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Residential Seminar "Keywords - Class, Status, Work and Aspirational" weekend 21-23 Aug 2015 at Wortley Hall. Another remarkably success residential that you wish you hadn't missed. See feedback

Berwick upon Tweed & District Annual Day School Saturday 10th October, 10am to 4pm more

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

Saturday 19th September 10.00 - 16.00 Brunswick, London (tbc) WOMEN MAKING HISTORY IWCE event click

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

Residential Course: Where Now? – a post-election review 15th -17th May, 2015 at Wortley Hall Keynote speaker: Nathalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party.
As with earlier weekends, overwhelmingly positive comments......See a summary of the feedback click

The Guardian Links to RWF!! This article on Ernesto Laclau by Dan Hancox linked directly to our site in the last paragraph

After the General Election:What now for Women. 24 hour residental seminar at Wortley Hall 17-18 Oct 2015. more info

Wanted: Co-ordinators/ Facilitators for pub discussions...more info

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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RWF are delighted to support "News from Nowhere" and "Discussion in Pubs(DiPs)" by including information within this website

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