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Next Ragged University Events:

12th Sept 2019 Manchester: Come along to The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE) for a talk on "Freedom in the Fridge" by Sara Louise Dobson. For more info CLICK HERE

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

Informing Informal Education and Dancing Like Nobody Is Watching by Alex Dunedin

When we hear the word ‘education’, most of us (consciously or unconsciously) reach for the ideas of formal education, classrooms, teachers, certificates and authority. These are the easy and obvious stereotypes because they are most prominent in our cultural context. These are the measurable forms, and the ones which gain most funding opportunities because of their familiarity. Read more

The Peer Led Teaching of the Ragged Schools

Before education was free for everyone in Britain, there were Ragged Schools. Beginning in the 18th century, philanthropists started Ragged Schools to help the disadvantaged towards a better life. During the 19th century, more people began to worry about neglected children and more schools were opened. These early Ragged Schools were started by merchants and communities and staffed by volunteers.
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