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    Education as Human Development

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Next Ragged University Events:

21st Nov 2019: You are invited to the open event at The Castle Hotel  (66 Oldham Street, Manchester) from 7pm to 10pm to enjoy two talks, some free food.  The first talk is by Helen Harvey on 'Human Library – Challenge your prejudices'; after the break the second talk is on 'DADA and the Drum Kit' by Aiden Pilling... For more information CLICK HERE

At the moment the invitation is being extended to various people to organise their own events in the same open spirit as the events up until now. A public decision is going to be announced on the charitable status and a series of events will be planned accordingly. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support, this website and many community events have been done by few people for the pleasure of it, among other things.


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

Natural Monopoly, Essential Goods and Regulation

If the public have a problem with the energy companies, they are first directed to Ombudsman Services, which suggests itself to provide ‘independent dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing sectors’.

Ombudsman Services is funded by the companies it handles complaints about, which raises questions about conflicts of interest and influence.  According to WhatDoTheyKnow.Com, a website which covers Freedom of Information requests to 15440 authorities,  Ombudsman Services is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Read more