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International Co-operators Day – Robert Owen’s legacy and co-op learning


Start date / time
Saturday 03 July 2021, 9:30am
End date / time
Saturday 03 July 2021, 11:35am
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Robert Owen 250

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,, (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

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