May 7, 2021

Join us in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Robert Owen

We are supporting a special virtual event on Friday 14 May - book your free place now.

Join us in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Robert Owen

On Friday, 14 May we will be joining with fellow co-operators across the UK to celebrate the life and legacy of the founder of the Co-operative movement, Robert Owen, on his 250th birthday.

We have given our support to a special virtual event being held on the 14th by Co-ops & Mutuals Wales, during which school children will be interviewing the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford and there will be a special presentation from Central England Co-op during the event.

The virtual event on Friday 14 May takes place between 2pm and 4pm and it is free to join. You can register for a place hereā€¦

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/co-operative-movement-founder-robert-owens-250th-anniversary-celebration-registration-150928771017

If you want to read more about the life of Robert Owen this article in the Co-op News gives a good insight into this important figure in the history of the Co-op movement.

https://www.thenews.coop/154418/topic/history/250-years-of-robert-owen/