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The Long Revolution -May 19-21 2017 residential.......
will use RW's books 'The Long Revolution' and 'Towards 2000' to review and up-date the analyses of global neo-liberalism, austerity and the post-Brexit situation.
Programme has been updated.
More recommended reading has been added (from Red Pepper Magazine)


“STOKE-IN-PRINT” A literary-historical look at the Potteries from its Victorian heyday to
the post-industrial present.

A short public-access course led by Dr Catherine Burgass at Keele University
(February-April 2017)more

We've started a new project in partnership with Compass on "Democratising 21st Century ways of life". A summary of the scope of the project can be found here

key word logoWe've started work on a new Keyword - Charisma. We'll be having discussion sessions on this word at the Long Revolution Residential in May 17 more

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

Antony Barnett, long term friend of RWF and founder of , is writing a book. His crowd funding page is here

Finiau: Four painters in Raymond Williams’ Border Country. On tour more

This short paper by one of our Trustees, Davis Whalley, is food for thought on the questions raised by Brexit click

Continuing a long tradition of Literature weekends, WMC Literature is offering a new programme for 2016-17
see events page click

demfest logo "Demfest" was a success with a big turnout and initial feedback very positive. Report here

This quite detailed report on "Demfest" from "Assemblies for Democracy" makes interesting reading and conveys the enthusiasm felt at the event here

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

A History of RW residential courses by our trustee 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 WilliamsHAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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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If you would like to donate to help us in our aims then go to our
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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