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Edinburgh: 28th November; Come along to the Central Library: IT and Biscuits

Edinburgh: 29th November; Come along to Serenity Cafe: Film and Curry Night

Edinburgh: 7th December; Come along to the Blind Poet pub: ‘Introduction to Jazz 'plus' Live music from Sukh'


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Podcast: Tila Morris Talks About The Radical Road And Values

This is a podcast of Tila Morris talking about values and character as part of a two day conference brought together by Gary Walsh (Character Scotland), Bec Sanderson (the Public Interest Research Centre), Rob Bowden (Lifeworlds Learning) and Abi Cornwall (Learning for Sustainability Scotland). It took place on 20–21st November 2014 at Edinburgh Moray House School of Education.

Day 2 was policy focused, and aimed to develop a consensus position on values in school education. The working ‘disensus’ was built on various discussions on what a values approach brings to education and what resources/sources of support already exist in this area (both North and South of the border). Here you can listen to Tila Morris giving a presentation on the Radical Road. Read more

Great Educator: Leo Tolstoy 1828 to 1910

“I put men to death in war, I fought duels to slay others. I lost at cards, wasted the substance wrung from the sweat of peasants, punished the latter cruelly, rioted with loose women, and deceived men. Lying, robbery, adultery of all kinds, drunkenness, violence, and murder, all were committed by me, not one crime omitted, and yet I was not the less considered by my equals to be a comparatively moral man. Such was my life for ten years.”

Leo Tolstoy is one of the most well-known Russian writers, revered as one of the greatest novel writers in the world. The most famous of his works are the novels “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”. He was also a respected educator and religious thinker, whose authoritative opinion was the cause of a new moral and religious current – Tolstoyism. Leo Tolstoy had a profound influence on the evolution of European humanism, as well as on the development of the realistic tradition in world literature. Read more