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Next Ragged University Event:

27th July Edinburgh: Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talks start from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialize and the 'The D-word; opening up conversations about death and dying' by Danuta Orlowska.... Click Here for more information



Edinburgh events are at Cabaret Voltaire, doors open at 6.30pm, talk starts at 7pm...


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Music: Sukh

On the 5th of July we got the local talent of Sukh playing from his debut album ‘Kings’ in the Castle Hotel in Manchester.  Sukh (born 1988) is a Manchester based singer songwriter with many creative strings to his bow.

Characterised by his raw voice and various guitar tunings his songs invite the listener into the inner world of his mind. He plays guitar, piano and has recently finished recording his debut album “Kings”. Drawing upon by the likes of Dylan, Sigur Ros, the National and his favourite novelists his music has been said to be always warm, inviting and honest. Read more

Thermodynamics the Salford Way by Simon Ward

I had decided to write this article on very much a local pioneer of physics and thermodynamics, I had missed that Joule lived in Manchester and Salford until another Ragged University member pointed it out. I wish to thank Connor for this useful piece of crowd sourcing when we were discussing this outside Gulliver’s.

James Prescott Joule was born in Salford on Christmas Eve 1818 to a brewing family. He studied mathematics under John Dalton who was a pioneer with the periodic table and atomic theory. As a child he was fascinated by electricity and he and his brothers would give each other electric shocks, and also to unsuspecting servants. He would also fly kites in thunderstorms to try and “capture electricity”, but eventually decided this was too dangerous. This expanded into experiments with electricity and magnetism in the cellar of the family home in Pendlebury. Read more