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Next Ragged University Event:

23rd Feb 2017: Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and film starts at 7pm. After the film a discussion about the benefits reforms and issues associated with poverty will take place with a guest speaker: Read More....

Edinburgh events are the last Thursday of each month at Cabaret Voltaire, doors open at 6.30pm, talk starts at 7pm... Details to follow

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Music: Makmed the Miller

Auto-didactic musician, sound recorder, arranger, composer, video artist and multi-discipline experimentalist.  As a musician plays theremin, one string fiddle, bazouki, guitar, cello, saz, percussion, yayli divan, three string pipa, and circuit bent toys.

As a producer/arranger/engineer/musician has produced the following albums of music:

  • Camp Chaos ‘Je Vous dis Merde’  Vinyl
  • Camp Chaos/Kingdom Scum  Vinyl
  • King Cannibal and the Headhunter  CD
  • Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra  ‘Iron Shoes’  CD
  • ‘Our Tin Tribe’  Vinyl Read more

Why Does Anyone Read Those Celebrity Magazines? by James Underwood

Why On Earth Does Anyone Read Those Celebrity Magazines? All hail the Glitteratti, a materialistically elected neo-aristocracy, whose icons create the lifestyles and moral character of a new world; a world where political debate has been transcended by the power of mass-media cool. Dare you disagree? Any dissent will be reprocessed, re-assimilated, repackaged, rebranded and sold back to you!

My lords, ladies, gentlemen, and most of all wannabes, welcome! Welcome to a world perfected by the striving of millions of artisans and courtesans! A sensual paradise of style and artistic exuberance, a material utopia where only beautiful people live, their Dolce and Gabbana adorned with Bulgari diamond cuff links and necklaces to make Lady Rothschild blush, where even Swarovski crystals are put to shame as the imitation bling of the neo-peasantry, where even the natural oases of the world are overshadowed by the smiles of celebrities conjured in Photoshop!

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1906: Letter Officially Appointing C. W. G. Taylor as First Warden of Edinburgh Settlement

C. W. G. Taylor, Esq.

Passmore Edward Settlement,

Tavistock Place,



Dear Mr. Taylor,


It is my pleasant duty to notify you officially you have been unanimously appointed Warden of this Association at a Salary of £160 per annum, plus full Board, including laundry. For the sale of form, the Council think it as well, especially as this is the first year of the Association that you should bind yourself to remain with them for at least one year. Read more