We've partnered with Imperial College London for the launch of a brand new course focused on the growth of the co-operative movement across the world. Part of Imperial's Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication Adult Education Programme, the course is open to all.

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About the course

Starting on January 18, 2022 and taking place from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday evening for five weeks, 'Spanner in the Works? Co-operation then, now and into the Future' Dr Amanda Benson will take participants on a fascinating journey into the history and ideas behind the modern co-operative movement.

In this short, interactive course you will discover the role that co-operatives played in the development of social movements, as progressive and radical organisations pushing for change.

From the women co-operators who played a role in the birth of the peace movement, to co-operative idealists promoting better societies by creating youth groups like the Woodcraft Folk.

Using the latest online technology and innovative teaching methods you also explore:

  • How co-operativism aided people in the past, analysing and critiquing the model and how it’s changed from its inception to the modern day
  • Whether co-operatives still offer solutions to the challenges facing society, such as inequality and the climate emergency

How to book your place

The course takes place solely online with bookings being taken directly through the Imperial College London website.

A significant discount is also available for our members, who will be able to book on at the associate rate, saving over 20%. Full details are available by clicking the button below.

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