Going digital - workshops, tours and talks

On the 24th of June, the Co-operative Heritage Trust jointly held a day-school with the Co-operative College, Manchester for participants, looking at the subject of crisis.

As part of understanding the place of co-operatives in the modern world, we looked at a number of periods of history which represented a widespread and impactful crisis and what it meant for the co-op movement in the UK.

The group wanted to know if crisis can be a catalyst for change and if co-operation is one of the ways we as a society can respond to events which disrupt the economy, our communities and the way we live. For the heritage trust, the pandemic has meant that we have had to be closed to the public and to special interest groups including the international visitors who come to Rochdale, the birthplace of a global movement, to find inspiration from the way a grassroots group reacted to challenging times to benefit their whole community.

One of the ways we can adapt now, is to work with other organisations to deliver some of the learning we would usually do from our buildings, in schools and at events. We aim to do more of this digitally as we prepare to re-open our buildings. Please get in touch if this is something that you are interested in or you would like to know more about the background of the movement by emailing [email protected]

The Co-operative College has a series of webinars available to watch now here https://www.co-op.ac.uk/event-calendar