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Ragged University activities have been in hiatus during the public health crisis due and the sheer amount of chaos ensuing from the disruptions to everyones lives. Our thoughts are with those who have had their health affected by the epidemic; mental and physical. Loneliness and isolation are serious matters. For an informative and well informed panel discussion on Covid-19 matters have a look at The Independent SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) group broadcasts on Youtube)


As the shutters are tentatively taken from the windows in preparation for happier times, we look forward to thinking through what activities can be put together. Whilst there is a website, the idea of re-casting things in the digital is not the panacea it is being suggested as rather a lot of people are 'digital have nots'; Prof Virginia Eubanks' work illustrates the problems well both in (Digital Deadend) and (Automating Inequality). Meantime, please do get in touch and write something for the website. Stay safe.


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POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE: 26th March 2020 Edinburgh: Come along to the Safari Lounge (21 Cadzow Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5SN) at 6pm for the next event in a series on Truth and Philosophy by Tina Röck... Click Here For Details

All events are recorded to enable a podcast for those who cannot leave their houses, those who cannot make it, and to create an free online resource for anyone to tap into

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things was recommended by John Morrison

As part of the Ragged Library, John Morrison, Lecturer in Digital Media and Interactive Design at Edinburgh Napier University recommended ′Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart and William McDonough…


This is in my top 5 favourite books! I came across it while studying product design in Glasgow. The book is jointly authored by an architect and a chemist. However is very accessible, a kind of manifesto for a radically different philosophy, I found reading it revolutionised my thinking in many areas. The authors proffers a paradigm shift from what we take for granted in our every day lives, suggesting the next major revolution should be a green one.

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