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13th November Edinburgh Ragged University: Come along to the Counting House at 7pm to listen to ‘3D Printing: no-hype, promise, just extraordinary art and design!’ by Ann Marie Shillito - plus - 'Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect' by Mike McInnes....

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NASOV You, Me, Seagulls and the Sea

I really wish we had caught more from Francesco Bordo but the good news is we caught the last song You, Me, Seaguls and the Sea a beautiful chilled song you’ll love and like me wish we’d got more. Check it out You can, however, get more of his music on BandCamp Interview with Francesco Bordo […]

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Podcast: The Social Psychology of Relationships by Professor Ray Miller

This is a podcast of Professor Ray Miller talking about the social psychology of relationships.  This is the fifth in a series of talks given by Ray at the Ragged University events.

When people talk about relationships, they are often thinking about those interpersonal interactions that characterise our experiences of love and emotion. Relationships are the stuff of fascination, whether it is the search for the perfect partner, the compatibility of personality or horoscope profiles or the headlines about the latest Hollywood make or break-up. But relationships are far more than that: Continue reading this article “Podcast: The Social Psychology of Relationships by Professor Ray Miller” »

The Placebo Effect by Derek Howden

What is the origin and meaning of placebo ? Where does it fit in our lives and behaviour ? This article explores the following…

  • History of Placebo
  • Doctors use of Placebo through the times
  • My trainers were placebos
  • What doctors discovered
  • Belief and Expectation play a vital role in patient recovery
  • Implications and moral dilemmas of placebos



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The Story Of A Poacher: Bob Redwater Aged 16

By this time I’d owned the Airsporter rifle for a couple of months and my marksmanship was improving all of the time. Practice makes perfect. Confidence was essential in being a successful hunter. Knowing the killing range of a weapon was important and made it less likely to wound a creature. My right eye was my master eye which meant it was unnecessary to close my left eye to line up the sights.
This made a shot quicker when looking along the Barrel to line up the fore sight with the back sight. I also adjusted the trigger so it needed a very light squeeze to shoot the gun. I found I could shoot more accurately by squeezing the trigger as soon as the sights lined up rather than try to hold the sights on the target. The rifle weighed about 7 pounds.

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