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A Celebration of the life and work of Raymond Williams on his centenary

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Join us to celebrate the life of Raymond Williams on the centenary of his birth, with readings ranging across his broad and diverse work.

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Join us to celebrate the life of Raymond Williams on the centenary of his birth, 31st August 2021, and hear from a range of people who will contribute readings from his work, covering the key themes Williams explored in his life’s work, including culture and community, democracy, literature, ecology and education.

Readers include:

Colin Thomas, Film Director, including of award-winning BBC documentary 'Border Crossings: The Journey of Raymond Williams'

Rhian E. Jones, writer, journalist and broadcaster

Rhiannon White, Co-artistic Director, Common Wealth theatre company

David Anderson, Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museums Wales

Sarah Lowndes, writer, curator, lecturer

Gwydion Madawc Williams, author and creator of the 'Long Revolution - Twenty-First Century Socialism' site and son of Raymond Williams

Professor Mary Joannou, Emeritus Professor of Literary History and Women's Writing at Anglia Ruskin University and Chair of RWF.

The event will also provide opportunity to collectively reflect on William's legacy and continued relevance.

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Raymond Williams Foundation - exists to help sustain and extend the tradition of education for community based and collective learning by providing small grants and bursaries, forging new partnerships and forms of cooperation, by developing resources and through its support for courses, activities, projects and events - prioritising disadvantaged students and communities.

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