Annual Raymond Williams Memorial Lecture 2018

This year’s Learning and Work Institute Annual Raymond Williams Memorial Lecture was delivered by Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams. The event was organised in partnership with The Open University in Wales and took place on the 10th October 2018 at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff.

The Lecture was called: ‘The deepest impulse’: education, economy, democracy & society which explored issues such as identity politics, social mobility and human rights. Kirsty Williams quoted not only from Raymond Williams, but a range of thinkers including Ted Kennedy, Mark Lilla and Orson Welles.

During the lecture, the Education Secretary made the case that the Welsh Government’s ‘national mission of education reform’ was “stepping forward in the spirit of a Raymond Williams’s long revolution”.

Please note, the film will become available for viewing soon and will be uploaded onto our YouTube Channel

If you would like a copy of the Raymond Williams Lecture written and delivered by Kirsty Williams AM, please click here.

Please note: The Lecture is also available in Welsh.