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A packed Bolton Crematorium Chapel heard a number of remarkable accounts of Denis Pye's life and work (with the Bolton Socialist Choir singing their tributes too) at the funeral on Tue 27th March.
Several donations (totalling £100 so far) have been received honouring Denis' memory. Further donations welcome at any time by RWF treasurer - these used primarily to help finance RWF bursaries for young people attending residential events.

Reflections on Raymond Williams to mark 30 years since his death on 26 January 1988 by Terry Eagleton, Elinor Taylor, Jacob Soule, Patrick Parrinder, Derek Tatton and others.
Here and here on the RWS website. Also it has been taken up and reprinted on the Verso website Here

How did writers and thinkers such as William Morris, E.P. Thompson and Raymond Williams establish a long British tradition of 'cultural democracy', and what can we take from them in the 21st century? Listen to this podcast
here

Access course at Keele University led by Dr Catherine Burgass
THE POTTERIES IN FACT & FICTION more

17-18 information has been added here

donate button facility has been added to the website here

If you are interested in reading/writing/research, then you may well want to benefit from our Reading Retreat Scheme more

There is an initiative to save key records from the wave of workers’ co-operatives in the 1970s-1990s which is getting under way this Spring. more

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 WILLIAMS FOUNDATION 30th ANNUAL WEEKEND
The Long Revolution Today - Education, Culture and Politics for All
The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool Friday– Saturday/Sunday 18-20 May 2018
More info & to book

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Raymond Williams
Taking 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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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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