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The Next Ragged University Events:

Edinburgh: 28th May Come to The Counting House; two talks on: Littoral Art ‘plus’ Education for Sustainability

Edinburgh: 29th May Come to St Margaret's House, Gallery One: Mad World Art Exhibition Opening

Edinburgh: 30th May Come along to The Central Library with your laptop for: IT and Biscuits

Edinburgh: 31st May Come along to Serenity Cafe for: Film (The Corporation) and Curry Night

Manchester: 11th June Come along to the Castle Hotel, 2 talks: ‘Excellence for Dyslexia’ plus ‘Slow TV’


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    Peer Review

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    Human Rights

    Contribute to writing the Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities by explaining our rights by their corresponding responsibilities... More

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Interview With An Educator: Colin Kirkwood

This is a conversation and interview with Colin Kirkwood who was one of the instrumental people who were involved in setting up the Adult Learning Project in Edinburgh over 30 years ago.  Inspired by the work of Paulo Freire, it took an innovative stance of valuing local knowledge and building educational processes around the ideas and issues which the community felt were pertinent to their lives.  This is an opportunity to hear Colin talk about how he, and others, proposed the project and brought it into a reality which has served the Edinburgh community for decades. Read more

David Turner talks the Arms Trade

I’m a longterm peace, human rights and nuclear disarmament campaigner.  In 1996 together with other concerned individuals I founded Edinburgh CAAT Group and have been active as a campaigns organiser for 14 years.

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A Campaign Against Arms Trade began in 1975 in England, established by individuals and groups who saw a need for an organisation focusing specifically on challenging the Government’s active support of a trade which fuels conflict, aids repressive regimes and aggravates poverty


David did this talk on the 9th March 2012