Public lecture - Professor Linden West | Border Country: Community, democracy, and lifelong education. A dialogue with Raymond Williams

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*** ONLINE LECTURE ***
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 - 18:30 to 19:45

Many of you will have heard Professor Linden West discuss lifelong learning at our AGM last year.  I am delighted to let you know that he has been invited to deliver the inaugural lecture for the Open Lecture Series 2021 from Canterbury Christ Church University.

"Professor Linden West - April 13th

Border Country: Community, democracy, and lifelong education. A dialogue with Raymond Williams.

We live in distressing times: of pandemic, ecological crisis, authoritarianism and fractiousness. I explore how Raymond Williams might speak to us in our present distress and discontent. Born in 1921, on the border between Wales and England, he was a prolific writer, crossing literal and imaginative borders: rural and urban, literary and historical, fiction and social analysis, political and academic. He sought to understand capitalism and authoritarianism, in various guises, and how communities, democracy and education might flourish. He offers us vibrant resources of hope in a perplexed world".

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