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'War - and Peace' Residential

featuring Noam Chomsky in conversation via Skype from the USA


Wortley Hall

In spite of a hiccup with Chomsky link up the Residential was a great success. Click here for the evaluation report

Residential at Wortley Hall Wednesday 14th May 4.00pm onwards to 2.00pm Friday 16th May, 2014

There will be optional discussion-led sessions on 14th May from 5.00pm to 6.15pm with dinner at 6.30pm. Participants can arrive at Wortley Hall, S35 7DB, near Sheffield, any time from 2.30pm onwards. (www.wortleyhall.org.uk)

This all-in residential experience at stunning WHall for only £102.00pp

FOR PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME click For the programme in Large Print click (updated 8 May 2014)

THE FOLLOWING NOTES WILL BE USED IN THE DISCUSSION CIRCLES (updated 2 May 2014)....
These notes will be added to between now and the event.

Palestine/ Israel notes click. For these notes in large print click
Chomsky notes click. For these notes in large print click
Hugh de Selincourt and the First World War notes for a seminar lead by Malcolm Pittock click. For these notes in large print click
Origins of WW1 notes click. For these notes in large print click
1914- Poetry Remembers notes click
WW1 and the Media notes click. Large print click
Civil Resistance can Change the World notes click. Large print click
RW's Keywords and War: The Last Enemy notes click.Large print click
Opposition to the Great war notes click.Large print click


The programme will include.......
A key-note synoptic Lecture* on the Wednesday evening by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, author and editor of many books and whose work has been translated into at least 15 languages. Frequent contributor to openDemocracy...
* Lecture adapted from an Oxford Research Group Briefing, which can be read here

Lecture on Thursday at 5.00pm by the Revd. Dr. Janet Lees on Arnold Wynne, pacifist, and other Silcoates Pals – a research and drama project


So, allowing for the RWF AGM which will take place on the Thursday afternoon and one full free-time session there will be five discussion circle sessions.
These may include.....
Further discussion on the Key-note Lecture/Presentations
Opposition to WW1 – linked with more recent anti-war movements
1914 - Poetry Remembers (selection of poems edited by Carol Ann Duffy, 2013), reading and discussion
Non-violent resistance
Noam Chomsky
Palestine/Israel
Conflict resolution in Northern Ireland
CND - a review
RW's 'War - the last enemy'
Gender issues
a seminar on 'The Sacrifice' by Hugh de Selincourt

Thursday evening...
Poetry and Prose readings and showing of film extracts from Oh, What a Lovely War!

£102** pp, includes en suite bedroom, all meals, refreshments and sessions.
    
Deposit:    £30, with balance of £72 payable three weeks before start of course.

Non-residents welcome - pro rata fee,  ring for details 01538 370067

SEVERAL BURSARIES available for those in receipt of benefits, and for young people, 18-24 years.

** Special RWF funded fee, which may also be assisted by a sister educational charity.

 

This event is organised by RWF in association with, or links to: WEA; Philosophy in Pubs (PiPs); Discussion in Pubs (DiPs); Sci-Bars; Skeptics in Pubs; U3A; residential colleges; openDemocracy....