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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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A short public-access course led by
Dr Catherine Burgass at Keele University
(February-May 2018)

STOKE -IN -PRINT II

The Potteries in Fact and Fiction

more information


pile of booksWMC LITERATURE WEEKENDS 2017-18

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, with two sessions before and after dinner on Saturday and two further sessions on Sunday morning. A bar is available on Saturday evening.

TO SEE THE PROGRAMME CLICK HERE

BOOKING FORM HERE

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)

RWF SPECIAL OFFER / GRANT
A number of places are available for £40 for those aged 18 to 40 thanks to the Raymond Williams Foundation. The Raymond Williams Foundation will also look favourably on anyone outside this age range who applies for a grant to enable them to attend. To apply, contact Jean Lowthian (Phone: 07952 799783 e-mail: jeanlowthian@tiscali.co.uk).

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have any questions, contact Maggie Washington,
phone: 01538 751848, e-mail: chris.washington@btinternet.com