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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

Notes of Sharon Clancy's and Nick Mahony's Introductions are here

Transcript of Melissa Benn's talk here

Audio of the speakers talks(4 speakers 48 mins)are here

Nigel Todd's powerpoint pesentation is here

A record of the "chat" generated by the webinar is here

The Annual Berwick on Tweed & District Trades Union Council Day School took place on 26th Oct 2019. Here is a report of the day

Talk on ‘Learning from the radical histories of education in the UK’,
RWF conference, Wortley Hall, 25 May 2019 by Colin Waugh here

The History, Culture and Politics of Berwick upon Tweed
Saturday 17th November 2018 Day school was well attended with 30 delegates. Read a transcript of a very interesting lecture by John Home Robinson - retired Labour MP & MSP

BEYOND CRISIS Reassessing Raymond Williams' Cultural Materialism – Conference from 19-21 January 2018 Report here.

Our Administrator, Nick Mahony, has written a piece for You can read the piece entitled "No seat is unwinnable" here

Our Chair Dr Sharon Clancy has written an article in the new "Research for All" journal about her experiences running "Keywords" sessions on behalf of RWF. Read it here

In early Sepember 2017 we responded to a call for written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. You can see our contribution here

Notes etc from the "Long Revolution" residential at Wortley Hall May 2017 click

Information on the LATUC CONFERENCE 2016 here

Information on the Demfest festival 2016 click

Information on a weekend residential on the "Future of the EU" 15 – 17, April 2016 click

Information on a weekend exploring the work of Tony Harrison, Leeds-born Poet-Playwright click

Information and notes on the "Keywords 2" residential at Wortley Hall Jan 2016 click

Information and notes on the "Keywords" residential at Wortley Hall Aug 2015 click

Notes etc from the "Where Now" residential at Wortley Hall May 2015 click

Information on RS Thomas residential course at Wortley Hall March 2015 click

Notes etc from "Participation Now" residental at Wortley Hall Nov 2014 click

Open University 'Participation Now' project - Derek Tatton's contribution to the discussion.... click

Notes etc from "War - and Peace" residential at WortleyHall May 2014 click

Paper by Steve Woodhams titled "Raymond Williams and the Creativity of Division" click

Dylan Thomas : A Centenary Celebration and Re-Appraisal. residential course 27-29 June 2014
Much of Dylan Thomas's work enjoys an enduring popularity and his life has become the stuff of legend. more...

Residential Course. "Scandinavian Politics and Culture" at Wortley Hall 22-24 Nov 2013
This course has been a great success. Click see to evaluations of this course. To see notes and programme etc click

Residential Course on the poetry and life of Ted Hughes Oct 2013 more

Anthony Barnett's Raymond Williams Society Annual Lecture 2011 has been posted on Youtube. more..bodleian library

Stuart Hall who died in 2014 was a friend and collaborator with Raymond Williams. See this obituary by Steve Woodhams.

See Raymond Williams in the film "Country and the City" by Mike Dibbs. click

A list of Raymond Williams Annual Lectures in South Wales from 1989-2005. click

For a posting on "Our Kingdom" by Nicki Seth-Smith inspired by the RW residential click.

Residential library project.. Grant of £5000 received from the Westham House Fund for our Residential Library - Reading Retreat scheme click.
for leaflet/application form. click

This collection of some of RW's unpublished work is available from PARTHIAN press for £5. click for info.

Report from Nepal on how RWF has helped rural women gain a meaningful education click

23rd annual  RW wend  on 'The Spirit Level', with joint author Richard Wilkinson giving the key-note lecture, took place 6-8th May 2011.  46 people filled the College for this.   For report and lecture notes click. Tristan Hunt's lecture notes are now available.

Two Wortley Hall residential seminars took place in Oct and Nov 2011 click here to access the programme and email discussion with "Occupy" St Paul's London

Reports and Papers on Raymond Williams Residential Weekends from 2010 onwards - click

The Learning Revolution - click

Flyer for SEA event at Wedgewood college - click

Big Questions residential course at BurtonManor Sept 2010 - click

Derek Tatton Interview for Radio Swindon - click

Flyer for "Towards 2020" event May 2010 - click

Paul Routlidge Key Note lecture for "Media" seminar 12 Oct 2011 - click

Flyer for "POLITICIANS, EDUCATION & EQUALITY" day school Feb 2011 - click

Leaflet for "Socrates" Event Jan 2010 - click