Courses and events

This page includes information about the courses I’m teaching, talks I’m giving and other events I’m taking part in. There should be more information if you click on the link, and you’re welcome to email me about any of these courses and events at symonhill@gmail.com.

Britain’s Overlooked History
20th January – 30th March 2020 (Monday afternoons), Reading
 

A course for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), open to all. History’s written by the winners but there’s a lot more to history than kings and politicians. For two hours each week, we will explore fascinating and important events that are overlooked, played down or simply forgotten – but which remain relevant to life and society today.

Revolution and Counter-Revolution: England 1640-1660
28th January – 14th April 2020 (Tuesday mornings), Goring

A course for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), open to all. For twenty years in the mid-seventeenth century, society was turned upside down as a king was overthrown, the printing press fuelled revolutionary ideas and previously unimaginable change became possible. Ideas still common today were heard for the first time. For two hours each week, we will explore this exciting time period, looking at what people said and wrote at the time and how their ideas and actions remain relevant. 

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day
15th May 2020

Around the world, people will be remembering the witness of all who have refused to kill, and standing in solidarity with conscientious objectors who remain in prison around the world today. I’ll be joining with other members of the Peace Pledge Union in attending the national ceremony for the day in Tavistock Square, London.

Levellers’ Day
16th May 2020, Burford (Oxfordshire)

Held in the place where three Levellers were executed in 1649, Levellers’ Day is about learning from these seventeenth-century radicals while also joining in discussions and campaigns involving related issues today. I have not been for some years and am looking forward to going back this year.

Oxford Pride Parade Day
30th May 2020, Oxford

I’ll be joining the LGBT+ Pride parade in the city I live in, marching with other queer Christians as part of a diverse parade including people of many views, backgrounds and faiths.

Britain’s Overlooked History
4th June – 9th July 2020 (Thursday evenings), Oxford

A course for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), open to all. History’s written by the winners but there’s a lot more to history than kings and politicians. For two hours each week, we will explore fascinating and important events that are overlooked, played down or simply forgotten about – but which remain relevant to life and society today.

BiCon (Bisexual Convention)
13th – 16th August 2020, Leeds

As usual, I’ll be attending BiCon, the UK’s annual bisexual convention. It’s a great opportunity to explore personal, political, ethical and spiritual issues relating to bisexuality, with workshops, social space and lots of opportunities to meet other bisexuals and allies.

Revolution and Counter-Revolution – England 1640-1660
22nd September – 1st December 2020 (Tuesday mornings), Pyrton (Oxfordshire)

A course for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), open to all. For twenty years in the mid-seventeenth, society was turned upside down as a king was overthrown, the printing press fuelled revolutionary ideas and previously unimaginable change became possible. Ideas still common today were heard for the first time. For two hours each week, we will explore this exciting time period, looking at what people said and wrote at the time and how their ideas and actions remain relevant.

Revolution and Counter-Revolution – England 1640-1660
25th September – 4th December 2020 (Friday mornings), Amersham

A course for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), open to all. For twenty years in the mid-seventeenth, society was turned upside down as a king was overthrown, the printing press fuelled revolutionary ideas and previously unimaginable change became possible. Ideas still common today were heard for the first time. For two hours each week, we will explore this exciting time period, looking at what people said and wrote at the time and how their ideas and actions remain relevant.

Remembrance Sunday
8th November 2020

Along with millions of other people, I’ll be remembering all victims of war on Remembrance Sunday, and committing myself to working for peace. Along with other members of the Peace Pledge Union, I’ll be wearing a white poppy as a symbol of remembrance for all and calling for Remembrance Sunday to be linked to peace rather than militarism.

Revolution and Counter-Revolution – England 1640-1660
14th January – 25th March 2021 (Thursday afternoons), Reading

A course for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), open to all. For twenty years in the mid-seventeenth, society was turned upside down as a king was overthrown, the printing press fuelled revolutionary ideas and previously unimaginable change became possible. Ideas still common today were heard for the first time. For two hours each week, we will explore this exciting time period, looking at what people said and wrote at the time and how their ideas and actions remain relevant.

 

If you would like to invite me to speak or to run a workshop or course, please feel free to contact me at symonhill@gmail.com.

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