Networks and Links
RWF Trustees are very experienced at networking, so making links and developing networks is a vital part of our project.
The Discussion Circle which has met weekly at a pub in Leek, North Staffordshire is an example.
For more on this, see the Discussion Circle website. For a detailed history of DCs see this blog by Derek Tatton
We use the Open Democracy website for discussion notes.
Visit the Philosophy in Pubs website - with which Discussion Circles has developed links in June 09.
The Raymond Williams Society is a partner with RWF
The WEA is a partner
PiPs is a partner
EAB is a partner
We work with other adult residential colleges: eg ARCA for short-term colleges.
We support adult education generally. visit NIACE
We recommend you visit this website www.equalitytrust.org.uk
See Raymond Williams page in Wikipaedia.
A discussion group "To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives". Death Cafe
An experiment in Iceland broadening the democratic process after the catastophic collapse of their economy brought about by so very few people. http://citizens.is/
Independent Working Class Education Network
"Learning from history that contributes to understanding the present, the Independent Working Class Education (IWCE) Network organises day schools and events that share Raymond Williams vision of learning as key to participatory democracy."
Official Culture are a collective from Stoke and Bradford currently working as artistic associates at The New Bradford Playhouse. There are 3 of us in the collective, and we have been working together for about five years, mostly in University, but we only formed the collective officially in 2012.
We work in a variety of disciplines, including performance, installation, live art and intervention to discuss themes such as war, Spectacular Capitalism and Western consumption of information.
Inspired equally by Brecht and Debord, The Wooster Group and John Heartfield, we strive to question and interrogate our relationship with the world in which we live. Though we use a number of methods, mediums and disciplines, all of the work is grounded in a Marxist understanding of politics.
Much of the work which has been made by Official Culture has been presented in non-traditional, non-commercial spaces. We have invaded galleries, streets and offices; its work has been found in news stands and on buses. We have also made work in abandoned shop windows, dingy rooms and studio theatres.
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