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Library Section 4

Contains past RWF Events with associated notes and lectures 2016 - present

Report on the one day tour, 15th Oct 2022, hosted by Valleys Ale Trails, in partnership with the Raymond Williams Foundation, at venues across south Wales as part of the Raymond Williams Centenary celebrations 

RW Celebration


A Celebration Of the Life and Work of Raymond Williams on his centenary - an RWF production

This is a recording of an online event by the RWF to celebrate the life of Raymond Williams on the centenary of his birth, 31st August 2021. Hear from a range of people who will contribute readings from his work, covering the key themes Williams explored in his life’s work, including culture and community, democracy, literature, ecology and education. Readers include - Colin Thomas, Film Director, Rhiam E Jones - broadcaster, Rhiannon White - Common Wealth Theatre Co, David Anderson - Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museums Wales Sarah Lowndes - writer, curator, lecturer, Madawc Williams - Creator of 'Long Revolution - Twenty First Century Socialism' website and son of Raymond Williams, Prof Mary Joannou - Emerita Professor at Anglia Ruskin University

32nd Annual RWF event online 26th June 2020:
Community knowledge, community learning and community recovery in the COVID 19 period and beyond
Free Zoom Webinar 26th June 2020 at 6-30 to 8.00pm

This was the publicity sent out:
Although RWF is unable to run its usual weekend this year, we would like to offer you a place on our
free Zoom webinar, entitled:
Community knowledge, community learning and community recovery in the COVID 19 period and
beyond. Free of charge, on the 26th June at 6-30 to 8-00 pm.
Raymond Williams reflected that one reason people turn to learning is to help them make sense of,
adapt to, or shape processes of societal change. The aim of the 32nd annual Raymond Williams
Foundation discussion event, which this year for the first time will take place online, is to explore the
role informal community learning could play in helping us more clearly understand how to
collectively recover from the current crisis sparked by Covid-19.
Featured speakers are; Dr Lisa Mckenzie – Lisa is a sociologist at Durham University, she is a
working-class academic and her work focuses upon on issues of social and class inequality. Melissa
- Melissa is a writer, journalist and campaigner and author of 'Life Lessons: The Case for a
National Education Service'. She is the daughter of Tony Benn and Caroline Benn. Nigel Todd - Nigel
is a Newcastle Labour Councillor, chairs the UK Cooperative College. Your host is Dr Sharon Clancy -
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Management University of Nottingham.
In the RWF tradition, this webinar will be as interactive as possible, with brief presentations (10 mins
max) from each of the speakers and then opportunity for discussion in break out rooms. There will
be a plenary at the end to pull together our thoughts and responses and to allow speakers to

Audio, Powerpoint file and notes from this event can be found(81MB) HERE

Berwick Trades Council Annual Day school. October 26th 2019
Climate Change & Inequality
31st Annual RWF event  May 2019:

100 Years and Beyond: Re-framing Radical Adult Education for the Contemporary World

Friday May 24th to Sunday May 26th 2019

30th Annual RWF Event May 2018: The Long Revolution Today - Education, Culture & Politics for All     The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool Friday– Sunday 18-20 May 2018 
Residential short-course open to all exploring the work of Philip Larkin (1922-85). Course dates: Friday 16 – Sunday 18 March 2018.
29th Annual RWF Event May 2017: The Long Revolution - towards participative democracy...    Friday– Sunday 19-21 May 2017
'DEMFEST' at Gladstone's Library 13-14 May 2016
DemFest is a new festival of democracy. However it only ran for one year
28th Annual RWF Event Apr 2016: The Future of the EU and Europe
Friday– Sunday 15-17 Apr 2016
A weekend exploring the work of Tony Harrison, Leeds-born Poet-Playwright
18-20 Mar 2016
Keywords – A Weekend of Discussion - ‘Charity’, ‘Philanthropy, ‘Voluntarism’ and ‘Altruism’
Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF) residential at Wortley Hall (Wortley Hall), Friday 29th January to Sunday 31st, 2016
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