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Wortley Hall

Scandinavian Politics and Culture

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Residential week-end Friday 22nd November 4.00pm onwards to 2.00pm Sun 24th November 2013. There will be optional discussion-led sessions from 5.00pm to 6.15pm with dinner at 6.30pm. Participants can arrive at Wortley Hall any time from 2.30pm onwards.

This all-in residential education experience at stunning Wortley Hall for only £98.00

FOR FULL PROGRAMME(updated 10 Oct) click

THE FOLLOWING NOTES WILL BE USED IN THE DISCUSSION CIRCLES (updated 18 Nov)....
These notes will be added to between now and the event.
Kierkegaard notes1click notes2 click
Munch notes click
RW's Open Letter to WEA Tutors -   revisited... click
Markets, Social Democracy and Socialism - click
The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State - click
What Future for Social Democracy - click
Three Keywords - click
Malcolm Pittock's notes for Laxness Novel session - click
Scandinavian Folk High Schools - click
Scandinavian Co-ops - click

The programme will include a Key-note Lecture on the Friday evening by Lesley Riddoch (visit www.lesleyriddoch.com )   and this will be based on themes from www.nordichorizons.org ) such as The Nordic welfare model, result-oriented co-operation and green growth.  

The Raymond Williams Society Annual Lecture on the Saturday afternoon:
A Short Counter-Revolution - 'Towards 2000' revisited Jim McGuigan, Professor of Cultural Analysis, Loughborough University

Dr Kristin Ewins, Director for the Centre of Academic Development, Orebro University, Sweden will assist (participating and answering questions in at least one session as below).

So, allowing for one full free-time session on Saturday, there will be eight sessions during the weekend of which five are likely to be discussion circle seminars. These could include: Further discussion on the above lectures; Three more RW Keywords - Folk, Nationalist and Management; Social Democracy; Markets - take IKEA, for example...; Markets – Nordic Co-operatives; The Folk High Schools or 'People's Colleges'; RW's Open Letter to WEA Tutors revisited; Welfare States...; Borgen and 'Scandi-drama' with late night viewing!; Munch's The Scream (based on IoT broadcast); Three Scandinavian Poems (in translation...); Kierkegaard (based on IoT broadcast); The Atom Station by Hilldor Laxness, Icelandic Nobel Laureate. A Saturday social evening is being planned – folk singer and Woody Guthrie's freedom songs... .

A Raymond Williams College event, sponsored by the Raymond Williams Foundation and based upon several recent successful residentials of similar format.

£98* pp, includes en suite bedroom, all meals, refreshments and sessions.
    
Deposit:    £30, with balance of £68 payable three weeks before start of course.

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

Any queries or further information -  
phone 01538 370067         or e-mail:   info@raymondwilliamsfoundation.org.uk    

 

* Special fee also assisted by a sister educational charity.