Capital Reading Weekend

Grasmere Lake District

We are organising a Capital reading weekend to take place from Friday the 30th of May until the 1st of June. This will take place in the Lake District, around an hour from Oxenholme.

Many of us have been involved in a recent reading group of Marx's Capital vol. 1. We have found a close reading of the text, which encourages questions and discussion, to be very rewarding. We have spoken to quite a few other people who have also found reading Capital to be useful, and others who have expressed some interest in making a start. We therefore decided to plan a weekend in which we could get together and do this.

The plan: We will meet at a hostel in the Lake District and spend sometime each day working through chapter one of Capital, going as slowly as we need. The aim is not to complete a certain amount but to engage carefully with the arguments.

We also hope that the weekend will provide an opportunity to meet new people, get to know each other politically and personally, eat nice food, and “enjoy the great outdoors”.

We would like to invite you to attend this reading weekend. We haven't yet confirmed costs but we we are trying to keep these as low as possible – we endeavour that no one should not be able to attend due to financial constraints.

We are rather limited with space but if there is someone you think we should invite, please let us know.

Hope to hear from you soon to hear if you would like to attend. Let us know if you have questions, comments, issues etc.