Robert Owen exhibition

by Richard on March 25, 2008

An exhibition featuring on of my long-time heroes Robert Owen is on tour in Wales.

Robert Owen is widely regarded as the ‘father of British socialism’ and one of the forerunners of the cooperative movement. His pioneering enterprise at New Lanark, providing decent housing, improved working conditions and educational opportunities to workers was a beacon of decency in an era of exploitation.

I’m irritated that I missed the exhibition when it was in Swansea, but I’ll be catching up with it somewhere to pay homage to the great man.

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AJ 03.25.08 at 9:20 pm

It’s not very well publicised is it… do you have any further details?

I can see that Swansea University have some events scheduled for later in the year, but neither are in Swansea - one is in Newtown and the other in Gregynog (which is near Newtown!)



Sian Webber 07.07.08 at 11:53 am

I just came across this posting and I thought you’d like to know (if you’re not already aware) that the Robert Owen exhibition is currently in the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and will be there until the end of August. It is also in Colwyn Bay Library until 16 August. It will be going to Newport, Porth and Pembrokeshire later in the year.

The exhibition will be on display at the Eisteddford in Cardiff from 2-9 August.

There are a number of learning resources attached to the exhibition - and it is designed to be used in smaller venues and with community/school groups. The resources are on the website at or please contact me directly if you’d like more information.

I should have sent something to Jean Kirkwood so it could go in the July/August newsletter sorry….


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