‘Working towards a cooperative university for the UK’ #coops #cooperative #education @Coop_CollegeUK

This article has been copied from The Times Higher Education website published by Joss Winn on 18th November 2017: ‘Last week, the Co-operative College hosted a conference in Manchester on Making the Co-operative University, with the intention of exploring its role in supporting and coordinating a federated model of cooperative higher education. It was inContinue reading “‘Working towards a cooperative university for the UK’ #coops #cooperative #education @Coop_CollegeUK”

2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for his work in social innovation and co-operative change #coops #award

The 2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for pioneering work in social innovation. Robin Murray was a visionary social and economic thinker, whose life’s work was guided by a profound commitment to mutuality and cooperation. As an industrial and environmental economist, Murray was active and influential across several fields, from cooperatives toContinue reading “2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for his work in social innovation and co-operative change #coops #award”

Promoting Co-operative Values in Adult Learning – 18th November 9.30am – 4.30pm #education #coop #community #adulteducation

Promoting Co-operative Values in Adult Learning A seminar to promote the inclusion of co-operative principles and practice within adult community learning programmes in Wales is being held in Cardiff on Saturday 18th November 2017. Organiser David Smith says, “We need to substantially raise the profile of adult education, and think boldly and radically in aContinue reading “Promoting Co-operative Values in Adult Learning – 18th November 9.30am – 4.30pm #education #coop #community #adulteducation”

Free markets vs the state? Don’t forget there’s another way of doing business #coops

Originally posted on the co-op blog: https://blog.coop.co.uk/2017/10/02/free-markets-vs-the-state-dont-forget-theres-another-way-of-doing-business/ 554 words approx. 2.5 minutes to read. Today we’ve heard the Chancellor Phillip Hammond continue the current debate over the best way to run the UK economy. Free markets or State control? At lunchtime he told the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester that “a new generation were beingContinue reading “Free markets vs the state? Don’t forget there’s another way of doing business #coops”

‘Doing Co-operative Education – A lesson from the Co-operative Women’s Guild #coop #coopeducation #womensguild #learning

David Smith, Co-ops and Mutuals Wales writes: I am always struck by comments along the lines of Co-op development or Co-op education being what others do; so I thought it useful to share an extract from a book about Hilda Smith, my mother, ‘Red Roses from Burnley to Buckingham Palace’ I am co-authoring which isContinue reading “‘Doing Co-operative Education – A lesson from the Co-operative Women’s Guild #coop #coopeducation #womensguild #learning”

Japan Study Tour @icacoop update #coops #coopcelebration #wales #japan

Japan Study Tour Update Contributor: David Smith, Co-ops and Mutuals Wales International Day of Co-operatives Celebration Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative 5 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff Friday 30 June, 1.00pm International Co-operators Day highlights we are part of a global movement that seeks to change people’s lives. Each year, the International Co-operative Alliance agrees a specialContinue reading “Japan Study Tour @icacoop update #coops #coopcelebration #wales #japan”

One week to go until Co-ops & Mutuals Wales Education Event 08.04.17

CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR A CO-OPERATIVE WALES? • Is there a need for Co-operative Education in Wales? • What would an excellent Co-operative Education system in Wales look like? • How can Co-operative Education engage communities and embrace adult learning? • Can curriculum development and teacher training be given a co-operative nudge? • What opportunitiesContinue reading “One week to go until Co-ops & Mutuals Wales Education Event 08.04.17”

Wales Social Co-op Forum 2016 Summary

Wales Social Coop Forum The end of 2016 is a useful time to take stock as the Forum has undertaken a major transition during this year and looks forward to new challenges, both with Social Services & Well-being Act 2014 in April and the launch of Care to Cooperate in June The initial Forum meetingsContinue reading “Wales Social Co-op Forum 2016 Summary”