Twilight Session: Co-operatives and the changing nature of work

Co-operative College, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AS, United Kingdom
26 October 2017 — 17:30-19:00

Who is it for?

Our Twilight Sessions are a series of interactive workshops exploring co-operative solutions to contemporary issues. They’re open to all, so whether you’re a seasoned co-operator or just want to discuss some of societies most pressing challenges, we’d love it if you joined us. Are you interested in recent changes to working conditions and practices, and how co-ops could influence this? If so, this session is the one for you!

You can see all six sessions here, with a huge 33% discount if you choose to book on them all!

What will I learn?

What does work mean to us and what is its future? Can co-operatives offer new ways of organising and thinking about the future of work? Can technology be used co-operatively to make a better world of work?
At a time when paid work is as insecure, disrupted and dystopian as at any time in its history, bringing enormous rewards to the few and a race to the bottom for the many, what role can co-operation play in helping us to recast work and working life? How can education help us to do this?
Optional reading:
•    The Guardian, Future of Work series, 2017. Any from this great series at
•    ILO (2017) Cooperation in a Changing World of Work: towards a cooperative future, ILO Future of Work  Centenary Initiative, Geneva:ILO PDF
•    Lafargue, P, (2011 ) The Right to be Lazy,  AK Press; Anv edition
•    Weeks, K. (2011), The Problem with Work: feminism, Marxism, anti-work politics, Duke University Press.

How will I learn?

This interactive session will kick off with a short 10 to 15 minute presentation from one of our team followed by a discussion of the issues raised. You’ll get the opportunity to have your say and listen to the opinions of like-minded people at the workshop.

Meet the tutors

Cilla Ross

Dylan Wilby

26th October to 26th October 2017. Starting at 5pm until 7pm.
Co-operative College, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AS, United Kingdom