This event Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales explores Robert Owen’s Legacy, Welsh co-operative movement history and co-operative learning – what lessons can be learned from around the world.
International Co-operators Day
Robert Owen’s Legacy, Welsh Co-operative Movement History and Co-operative Learning
(Llafur and Co-ops & Mutuals Wales Event)
What lessons can we learn from around the world?
Saturday 3rd July 2021
9.30 - 10.30 ‘Does Robert Owen's Legacy still resonate in the 21st century?’
- Lecture by Prof Chris Williams, University College, Cork - co-author of ‘Robert Owen and his Legacy’
- Q & A and audience participation
- Final thoughts from Prof Chris Williams
Chair: Mick Antoniw, Labour/Co-op, Pontypridd
10.30 – 10.35 Robert Owen Museum 3D Tour
10.35 - 11.35 ‘Ways to Mark Robert Owen’s Anniversary’
Robert Owen & the History of the Co-op Movement in Wales
- Liz McIvor, Co-operative Heritage Trust Manager, Rochdale Pioneers Museum and The National Co-operative Archive;
- Sian Williams, Head of Special Collections and Librarian, South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University
Co-operative Learning & Methodologies in Schools
- Sara Vicari, Aroundtheworld.coop, (Rome) telling inspiring co-operative stories of collective action through qualitative & participatory research allowing the main characters to define how to realise their video.
Three short presentations followed by panel Q&A and audience participation
Chair: Jeremy Miles, Labour/Co-op, Neath