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On this page transcripts of lectures, articles & other media relevant to the work of the Raymond Williams Foundation will be posted.


VIDEOS FEATURING RAYMOND WILLIAMS

1. THE COUNTRY AND THE CITY

 

"An extremely dense translation to film of Raymond Williams’ 1973 book of the same title which traces images of ‘nature’ and ‘town’ through 200 years of English literature. The connections Williams establishes as he traces the history of Tatton Park near Manchester - ‘an almost perfect example of how the English country house has influenced if not dominated our images of the country’ - are often startling and the film’s style continually illuminates the overall argument. All of the details taken from writers, painters, landscape artists and from 19th and 20th history of major urban centres are placed within a framework of class-based economic history - ‘the country and the city are parts of an interacting system dominated by a single class’- and the result is a unique TV essay. Michael Dibb, the director, has worked well with Williams to ensure that every image, every snatch of sound-track plays its part in the structure."

Time Out Magazine


2. RAYMOND WILLIAMS ON JOHN RUSKIN

This is a 7 minute video part of which is an interview with Raymond Williams

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VIEW HERE

3. RAYMOND WILLIAMS ON WILLIAM MORRIS

Another 7 minutes video featuring an interview with RW

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VIEW HERE


 

There are a number of interesting films on Mike Dibb's website. Definitely worth a look.


Raymond Williams' last ever TV interview in 1988. Donated by Colin Thomas, who directed the film. The clip is originally from an HTV series he directed for Channel Four on "The Divided Kingdom". The donation came about because Stephanie Bolt mentioned that she was working on the RW Centenary initiative and about the RWF and he said he'd be happy to give this to us. AVAILABLE HERE


This article was written just after the EU referendum posing some questions which may still be relevent today.

Article here


Written Evidence to the House of Lords Committee on Artificial Intelligence

See the submission here


The power of language in the age of austerity: Volunteers and practitioners reflect on UK civil society

Our Chair and Senior Research Fellow – Adult Education at the University of Nottingham Dr Sharon Clancy has written an article in the new "Research for All" journal about her experiences running "Keywords" sessions on behalf of RWF.

See the article here

If you would like to comment on this article then go to the RWF notice board HERE


No seat is Unwinnable: how Labour activists set out to reclaim Tory strongholds and defy predictions

An article by Nick Mahony for the opendemocracry.net 30 June 2017

Nick Mahony is the Political Education Officer of Chipping Barnet Labour Party, an independent researcher, a Compass Associate and the new Administrator of the Raymond Williams Foundation.

You can view the article as a pdf file here or at opendemocracy.net here

If you would like to comment on this article then go to the RWF notice board HERE


Brazil, Berlin, Burslem: Memory, Identity and Place

Donald Sassoon (author of Mona Lisa, The Culture of the Europeans) has given permission for us to publish his Keynote lecture given at The Symposium, organised by the Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture Committee in partnership with\Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF)
At The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Saturday 12th November 2016

TRANSCRIPT HERE

If you would like to comment on the ideas raised in this lecture then go to the RWF notice board HERE


LITERATURE, PLACE AND THE INDUSTRIAL SUBLIME, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ARNOLD BENNETT

Annual Haggar Lecture by Dame Margaret Drabble given at The Symposium, organised by the Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture Committee in partnership with\Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF)
At The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Saturday 12th November 2016

TRANSCRIPT HERE

If you would like to comment on the ideas raised in this lecture then go to the RWF notice board HERE