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The History, Culture and Politics of Berwick upon Tweed

A Residential course at The Castle Hotel, Berwick upon Tweed: www.thecastleberwickupontweed.co.uk

Fri-Sunday 16th, 17th and 18th November 2018(with option stay on for an extra night free)

Key-note Lecture by John Home Robertson . (11.30am, Sat)

The History of Parliamentary Representation of Berwick, Berwickshire and East Lothian since the Union of 1707

John spent 23 years at Westminster and 8 years at Holyrood as a Labour MP. His ancestral home was Paxton House which is well worth a visit.

MONTAGE

This experimental, innovative, weekend also includes educational events, and lectures by distinguished experts on the history and culture of Berwick upon Tweed with a workshop session on Berwick women;
A guided walking tour of The Elizabethan Walls of Berwick with information about Lowry who frequently painted Berwick upon Tweed. (Lowry used to stay at The Castle Hotel when in town)

Workshops and discussion groups, on big social, political and cultural history themes from the above programme and especially on representative democracy issues arising from the Key-note Lecture.

 

All this for the exceptionally low fees below.

Everybody welcome. Berwick and District/Region is a wonderful place to visit

Exciting, controversial debate – non-party and un-sectarian

Fees:

£120 pp for residents - this fee includes all the events, Full board, en suite, etc with the option to stay on for an extra night free!
£60 pp for non-residents - this includes all the above meals (except breakfast) and refreshments. Deposit: £30 pp Berwick Trades Council members and supporters, special rate: £10 per day, payable on the Day

Some RWF financial assistance will be available for those in receipt of benefits; anyone on low income and deterred by full-fee payment; especially, students and young people (16-40 years of age!).
Contact Derek Tatton on 01538 528178 or email derektatton@btinternet.com for details

TO SEE FULL PROGRAMME GO HERE
TO BOOK ONLINE GO HERE
TO BOOK BY CHEQUE OR BANK TRANSFER USE THIS FORM


or contact Moira Kay on 01298 382935 or email moirakay@googlemail.com


pile of booksWMC LITERATURE WEEKENDS 2018-19

Continuing a long tradition of Literature weekends, WMC Literature draws people from far and wide for weekends devoted to in-depth discussion and study of books, plays and poetry, under the guidance of a tutor.

A typical weekend will focus on one or two books which we have read in advance. The tutor brings information about authors, context and themes, and a tutor-led discussion follows. Each of the six weekends may be attended as a stand-alone course.

The course begins late on Saturday afternoon with tea and biscuits and concludes with Sunday lunch. There are two sessions on Saturday, before and after dinner and two more on Sunday morning. A bar is available on Saturday evening.

There are three venues, (bedrooms ensuite), all easily accessible by road or train:

Shallowford House is in a pleasant rural location, 5 miles from Stafford and 3 miles from Junction 14 on the M6. (Shallowford House, Shallowford, Stone, ST15 0NZ)

Wistaston Hall is in a leafy suburb, between Crewe and Nantwich, 2 miles from Crewe station and 8 miles from Junction 16 on the M6. (Wistaston Hall 89 Broughton Lane, Crewe, CW2 8JS)

Foxhill House, near Runcorn, is set in 70 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside 10 miles from Chester. It is within 3 miles of both Frodsham and Helsby stations. Runcorn station is a 20 minute drive. (Foxhill Retreat & Conference Centre, Tarvin Road, Frodsham, WA6 6XB)

TO SEE THE PROGRAMME AND BOOKING FORM CLICK HERE


Raymond Williams Foundation 30th Annual Weekend

The Long Revolution Today - Education, Culture and Politics for All

The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpooladelphi hotel
Friday– Saturday/Sunday 18-20 May 2018


Thirty years after Raymond Williams’ death, the Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF) invites people for a weekend of discussion about how to loosen the stranglehold the elite still largely retains on our educational, political and cultural life. Bringing together a wonderful line-up of speakers and the chance for collective participatory discussion, the aim is to generate ideas and proposals and help navigate ways ahead. MORE


Exploring the poetry of Philip Larkin (1922-85)http://socialistreview.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/image/larkin_lg.jpg

Residential short-course at Wortley Hall
open to all
Course dates: Friday 16th– Sunday 18th March 2018
Course tutor: Roger Elkin

Full board 3days/2nights only £120 MORE


      


The 2018 Raymond Williams Society Lecture

will be given by Michael Denning, Professor of American Studies and English at Yale University.

Title: 'Laboring Life: Reconsidering the Meanings of Work'
Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 5pm

Cross Street Unitarian Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester City Centre, M2 1NL: www.cross-street-chapel.org.uk

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