To mark Raymond Williams’s centenary we are running a series of online events throughout the autumn of 2021. On Williams’s birthday (Tuesday 31st August), there was a rare screening of his 1970 film Border Country, directed by Nicholas Garnham for the BBC series One Pair of Eyes. This will be followed by a lecture series featuring Lynsey Hanley (6th October), Daniel Hartley (13th October), and Anna Kornbluh, Madhu Krishnan, and Paul Stasi (17th November).

All events are free and hosted on Zoom with the links to join posted below. There’s no need to register, simply click on the relevant link on the day at the start time.

Wednesday 17th November 6pm (GMT):

Raymond Williams at 100 with Anna Kornbluh, Madhu Krishnan, and Paul Stasi. Join here.



Wednesday 13th October, 6pm (BST):

Daniel Hartley on Raymond Williams.

Title: ‘Crisis, Method, and Culture’.


Wednesday 6th October, 6pm (BST):

The Centenary Lecture by Lynsey Hanley.

In Memory of Dawn Foster.


Tuesday 31st August, 9pm (BST):

Border Country screening.

The film was shown at Birkbeck, London as part of the ‘Radical Broadcasts: Theory on TV’ series in 2018, curated by Colm McAuliffe and Matthew Harle. Many thanks to Colm and Matthew for their support in making our centenary screening possible.