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8th May Edinburgh Ragged University: Come along to the Counting House at 7pm to listen to Bob Redwater to share his Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher plus a talk on the Placebo Effect by Derek Howden...

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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the public good.  Free Science resources open to everyone.

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Charities Evaluation Services

Charities Evaluation Services

If you are Planning for monitoring and evaluation or want help with Outcomes and outcome indicators we have dedicated pages that provide essential support. These include resources for commissioning external evaluations, planning IT, as well as information that can help you to identify and monitor the outcomes that you want to achieve.

Our tools and resources for Evaluation methods include information on evaluation methods to help you to consider alternate approaches, such as SROI and developing your own Theory of Change. Our pages for Quality management resources will help you with different approaches to quality, and include information on organisational health checks.

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Curriculum and Technological Change: A Digest by Alex Dunedin


Unquestionably there is much evidence to support the contention that the prime aim of modern curriculum changes is a better trained and more adaptable workforce, able to exploit the opportunities presented by new technologies. The institutional channels from which resources have flowed, and the accompanying rhetoric, frequently testify to concerns about the need for improved economic performance in a global struggle for survival.

The opening words of the British government’s White Paper announcing the extension of TVEI to all schools are typical. “We live in a world of determined, educated, trained and strongly motivated competitors… For the nation… survival and success will depend on… maintaining an edge over all competition”.
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Additives Banned by One or More Countries by Alex Dunedin

E For Additives

Due to requests I have produced this list of additives which have been banned by different countries.  I have gone through the book ‘E for Additives’ and noted which ones have been singled out by governments for exclusion from the diet.

This I have done so that it makes clear that large bodies of educated people have surveyed the available evidence on the properties of these chemicals and have for one reason or another decided that these should not be allowed in the food chain.

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Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future


The Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) is the Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990), which has been signed by over 400 college and university presidents and chancellors worldwide. ULSF supports sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach in higher education through publications, research, and assessment.  They have brought together a series of great free resources on sustainability issues.

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