Postgraduate essay prize

DIGITAL CAMERAThe Raymond Williams Society welcomes submissions to its essay competition – The Simon Dentith Memorial Prize – of work founded in the tradition of cultural materialism.

The aim of the prize is to encourage a new generation of scholars in this area, especially those grounded in discourses and approaches arising from the work of Raymond Williams.

The closing date is 3 June 2016.

Further details and instructions.

Events funding announced

subculturepic2The RWS Executive Committee has allocated the following funds for events to be held in 2016:

David Wilkinson (Manchester Metropolitan University and the Subcultures Network): one-day conference on Raymond Williams, Popular Music and Subcultures Now: £200

Andrew Warnes (University of Leeds): panel on After the Flow: Raymond Williams in the Post-Mall World to accompany visit by Ewan Morrison to seminar series on the cultural rise of the supermarket sector: £100

Rebecca Spooner (Contemporary Art in the Black Mountains (PEAK)): talk by Jon Gower on Williams’s writing as part of On The Edge – a fringe programme of cultural talks in borderland during the Eisteddfod festival: £100

See Diana Heeks’s paintings inspired by Raymond Williams’s work

dh3Contemporary Art in the Black Mountains invites you to attend Diana Heeks’s Open Studio on Thursday 22 October, 11am-1pm, 10:30am arrival and refreshments, at Broadley Farm, Llanthony Valley, Monmouthshire.

This is an opportunity to view Diana Heeks’s new work in progress, produced during short residences in the Llanthony Valley throughout 2015 and inspired by Raymond Williams’s unfinished novel People of the Black Mountains.

Places are strictly limited. Please RSVP to or 01873 811579 by Friday 16 October.

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