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The Next Ragged University Events:

Manchester: 20th April 2015 Come along to Gulliver's to listen to two talks on Lost Avante Gardes:

Two great talks. Come along, put your feet up, and enjoy 'The British Experimental Novelists of the 1960s; A Forgotten Avant Garde' by Joseph Darlington - plus - 'The Countercultural Imperative; From Lebensreform to the Kibbo Kift (1890-1930)' by Anne Fernie

The Ragged University events are just being programmed now. Get in touch if you want to give a talk. It's just informal. Come along, all the events are free and open to anyone to attend. This is all about learning something new in a social environment, enjoying breaking bread with others and talking about ideas. Everyone is welcome to share their knowledge and skills exactly how they want to. Get in touch if you would like to know more.

Presentation on the Free Education Network for John Morrison

As part of a pop up lesson by John Morrison who works from Napier University, here Alex Dunedin talks about the construction of the Free Education Network website as a way into examining the resources available for learning in the landscape. This presentation was a part of John Morrison’s pop up lesson at Summerhall in Edinburgh where he is trying to prompt his students to take on a challenge suggested by and linked to the community.

The Free Education Network website was developed after a conference was set up by Dr Joel Lazarus and Dr Sarah Amsler brought organisations, groups and individuals together in Oxford to discuss the emerging themes of free education in the community context.  They used a method of identifying consensus on themes which was developed in South America by trade unions. Read more