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  • #81831

    Mike Foster
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    Details of this year's summer school, being held over the long weekend 12th – 14th July, can be found here: http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/summerschool

    #92726

    gnome
    Participant

    Details of two or three of the sessions will be confirmed soon Our lives are shaped by our relationships with other people – from our closest loved ones to acquaintances we barely know. Often, our relationships depend on our personalities and interests. But there are wider social factors which influence who we know and how we get on with them. The structure of family life has changed over time, with relationships affected by economic pressures. At work, our relationships are defined by job roles and office politics. Also, technology now plays a greater part than before, especially with the spread of social networking sites. And across society, how we relate to others is still dictated by status and damaged by prejudice. Our weekend of talks, discussion and workshops will examine capitalist society’s influence on how we all fit together. We will also consider how socialism can make relationships more equal and fair.The venue is: Fircroft College, 1018 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LHDetails here: http://fircroft.ac.uk/about-us/location/Payment optionsFull residential cost: £150 Mid-rate concession: £120 Low-rate concession: £90 Non-residential cost (including meals): £50 ORDER ONLINEOr, send a cheque payable to the Socialist Party of Great Britain to flat 2, 24 Tedstone Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 2PDE-mail spgbschool@yahoo.co.uk with any enquiries.

    #92727

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    I'm pleased to announce the first confirmed talk of the weekend: Steve Clayton will discuss 'Family In Class Society: Engels to Anti-Oedipus'.More announcements are on the way!

    #92728

    gnome
    Participant

    Only eight weeks now to Summer School. Book now if you haven't already and avoid disappointment!http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/summer-school-2013-birminghamBOOK ONLINEhttp://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/catalog/summer-school 

    #92729

    gnome
    Participant

    Two more confirmed talks of the weekend:Bill Martin will discuss ‘If we had but world enough, and time’ : Relations with the Dead.Jacqueline Shodeke will discuss ‘The SPGB Object and Principles: their relationship to the political and non-political working class and to Earth itself’   Previously announced:Steve Clayton will discuss ‘Family in Class Society: Engels to Anti-Oedipus’.  ORDER ONLINE cheapest non-residential £50; cheapest residential £90…

    #92730

    gnome
    Participant
    gnome wrote:
    cheapest non-residential £50; cheapest residential £90…

     To clarify:non-residential includes all talks and mealsresidential includes all talks and meals plus two nights accommodation ORDER ONLINE

    #92731

    gnome
    Participant

    Just over four weeks to Summer School and it's been heard it on the grapevine that the remainder of the programme will be announced at any time now.Not too late to book a place…http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/catalog/summer-school 

    #92733

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    There's a facebook summer school page, where more updates on the event will be posted. It's here: https://www.facebook.com/events/397277923702854/?fref=ts

    #92734

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    Available only at Summer School: a new pamphlet of Socialist Standard articles on the theme of relationships!

    #92735

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    If you've already made a booking, details of the venue and session times will be arriving through your letterbox in a few days' time. This includes info about a so-far unannounced extra!

    #92732

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    As promised, all the 'Relationships' Summer School sessions can now be announced!Friday evening: Steve Clayton on Family In Class Society: From Engels To Anti-OedipusSaturday morning: Mike Foster on Alienation At WorkSaturday afternoon: Jacqueline Shodeke on The SPGB Object And Principles – Their Relationship To The Political And Non-Political Working Class And To Earth ItselfSaturday afternoon: What's In A Word? Exploring What We Mean By 'Comrade' – A Workshop. Facilitated by Richard FieldSaturday evening: Bill Martin on "If We Had But World Enough, And Time": Relations With The DeadSunday morning: Mike Foster on Facing Up To Physiognomy – The Pseudoscience That Won't Go AwayMore details can be found here: http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/summer-school-2013-birmingham

    #92736

    gnome
    Participant

    Final plug for Summer School including session times and other information: Friday 12th Julyfrom 17.00: arrival18.30 – 19.00: evening meal19.45: Steve Clayton on Family In Class Society: From Engels To Anti-Oedipus21.15: socialSaturday 13th July07.30 – 9.30: breakfast10.00: Mike Foster on Alienation At Work12.30 – 13.15: lunch13.30: Jacqueline Shodeke on The SPGB Object And Principles – Their Relationship To The Political And Non-Political Working Class And To Earth Itself15.30: What’s In A Word? Exploring What We Mean By ‘Comrade’ – A Workshop. Facilitated by Richard Field18.30 – 19.00: evening meal19.15: Bill Martin on “If We Had But World Enough, And Time”: Relations With The Dead20.45: social/film: Not just a gameSunday 14th July07.30 – 9.30: breakfast10.00: Mike Foster on Physiognomy – The Pseudoscience That Won’t Go Away12.30 – 13.15: lunch14.00: closeThe venue is: Fircroft College, 1018 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LHDetails here: http://fircroft.ac.uk/about-us/location Payment options Full residential cost: £150 Mid-rate concession: £120 Low-rate concession: £90 Non-residential cost (including meals): £50 Residential includes all talks and meals plus two nights accommodation Non-residential includes all talks and mealsBOOK ONLINE Or, send a cheque payable to the Socialist Party of Great Britain to flat 2, 24 Tedstone Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 2PDE-mail spgbschool@yahoo.co.uk with any enquiries.Or phone: 0121 427 5778

    #92737

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    It's only two weeks until Summer School! If you want to go, but haven't yet made a booking, please let me know soon (as the venue is asking for numbers).

    #92738

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    The bus stops around New Street station have changed recently. If anyone's getting a 61 or 63 bus from Birmingham city centre to Selly Oak, the web page below has details of where they start from: http://www.networkwestmidlands.com/web/FILES/BCCImaps/new61.pdfhttp://nxbus.co.uk/files/NXWestMids/current_timetables/B061_02Sep12.pdf 

    #92739

    Mike Foster
    Participant

    Not long now! I hope anyone who's travelling to sunny Birmingham has a good journey, and I'll see you tomorrow!

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