WARD, Colin (14/8/1924 – 11/2/2010)


Anarchy in Milton Keynes

Everyone has their own definition of anarchism. One I find generally useful is the first three paragraphs of the article Peter Kropotkin was (...)

WARD, Colin. A Self-Employed Society

The split between life and work is probably the greatest contemporary social problem. You cannot expect men to take a responsible attitude and to (...)

Ward, Colin. Fundamentalism

When I was asked by the Anarchist Research Group to talk here today, I resolved to tackle a difficult subject which we tend to ignore because it (...)

Ward, Colin. Healthy Autonomy

"Wealth does not determine health. What does is the gap between the rich and the poor. The larger the gap, the sicker the society". Richard (...)

Ward, Colin.- What Will Anarchism Mean Tomorrow ?

At a party in Amsterdam to celebrate the 100th issue of De AS, which is an anarchist journal with the same format as THE RAVEN, I met a group of (...)

WARD, Colin. Slippery Schooling Issues

"Our own pursuit of a particular vision of education becomes subordinate to our need to oppose current trends. " Summerhill School at Leiston, (...)


Wander into any bookshop in any high street and you will find an endless stream of books on two topics: cooking and gardening. Even though (...)

Country Life

Britain, with its heavily-subsidised agriculture, has fewer land workers per head of population than any other European country. It has fewer (...)

Encounters In Grenoble

It is certainly an indication of the changing audience for anarchist propaganda that the latest international anarchist gathering was set up by (...)

WARD, Colin. "Temporary Autonomous Zones"

I’ve a big agenda of books I would like to read or write and for ordinary reasons, like a low income, I stay at home but get lured abroad when (...)

WARD, Colin. "Open and Closed Families"

From the book "Anarchy In Action", 1973, by Colin Ward, pp 74 - 78) In choosing a partner we try both to retain the relationships we have (...)

WARD, Colin. "Cités idéales"

Une des constantes de la cité idéale rêvée par les utopistes est son plan géométrique et symétrique. Dans Les oiseaux, Aristophane se moque déjà de (...)