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Why does Owen still offer so much for 21st century co-operators?
Welcome and chair: Mick Antoniw Labour & Co-operative MS for Pontypridd, Counsel General for Wales https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Mick Antoniw
Saturday 12th November 2022 – online
9.55 – 11.00 am: Robert Owen’s Impact: Learning lessons for Co-operation & Education – Part 1
Speaker: Professor Chris Williams, University College Cork, Cork http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A019firstname.lastname@example.org://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A019email@example.com
‘Robert Owen and co-operation’ – Among the many movements and ideas that Robert Owen inspired and influenced, co-operation has a claim to be the longest-lasting and most important. The co-operative movement in Britain pre-dated Owen but, from the 1820s, it was infused with his optimism that a better world could be organised around, as he put it, ‘principles of union and co-operation’. Such principles took many forms: communitarian experiments, producer associations, the ‘labour exchange’ movement, and ultimately, the foundation stone of British co-operation, the co-operative store. Although Owen, in this as in so many other cases, moved on rapidly to other enthusiasms after the mid-1830s, his ideas continued to function as a touchstone for co-operators for generations to come. More than a quarter of a millennium after his birth, Owen continues to offer much food for thought for twenty-first century co-operators.
11.00 am Comfort break
11.05 am – 12 noon: Learning lessons for Co-operation and Education – Part 2
Chair: Jeremy Miles Labour & Co-operative MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Miles
- Update on Robert Owen Day and the Co-operative Movement project to promote his ideals
- Sharing event with contributions to improve our national school curriculum drawing upon Owen’s ideals.
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