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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 first thoughts are with those who have had their health affected by the epidemic; we are wishing you well and hope on your speedy recovery. Our thoughts are also with all the people who have been managing in civic jobs keeping life ticking over as best it can under these trying circumstances. Importantly our thoughts are also with people who are financially suffering due to worklessness and economic failure.


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)


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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

Sustainability in the Curriculum: University of Manchester

I was recently invited to sit in on a meeting of the Community of Practice at University of Manchester which is thinking through how to embed Sustainability across the curriculum. This area of thinking and study is massively relevant as it connects with each and every human and living thing on the planet. How we move into greater synergy with our environment and life supporting bio-systems is an emerging field which is complex and multi-disciplinary. Read more