Lecture 1 of our Open Lecture Series - Prof Linden West

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

Professor Linden West  | Open Lecture Series 2021  |  Lecture 1 - April 13th 2021

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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