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Podcast: The Ragged Schools of Angel Meadows by Simon Ward

This is a podcast of when Simon Ward gave a talk on the Ragged Schools of Angel Meadows and Manchester.  In the early 1800s, state contribution to education was less than the amount the government spent on the King’s stables. This talk will look at how The Ragged School movement led to the 1870 Education Act and state funding of universal education.

This is a podcast of Simon Ward talking at the Ragged University where he takes a closer look at two of Manchester’s Ragged Schools. Their fascinating history takes us from basket weaving, badminton and bombs to Suffragettes and Coronation Street. Read more

The Social Science Centre by Gary Saunders

The Social Science Centre (SSC) organises free higher education in the City of Lincoln and run by its members. The SSC was formally constituted as a co-operative in May 2011 with help from the local Co-operative Development Agency. The SSC has no formal connection with any higher education institution, but attempts to work closely with like-minded organisations in the City.

Over the last year, we’ve run an entry-level evening class called ‘The Social Science Imagination’ (after C. Wright-Mills’ 1959 book, The Sociological Imagination), which is an open course run by and for people who want to develop a critical understanding of the social world, and the conditions and possibilities of their own lives, through social scientific inquiry. Read more