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Ragged University activities have been in hiatus during the public health crisis due and the sheer amount of chaos ensuing from the disruptions to everyones lives. Our first thoughts are with those who have had their health affected by the epidemic; we are wishing you well and hope on your speedy recovery. Our thoughts are also with all the people who have been managing in civic jobs keeping life ticking over as best it can under these trying circumstances. Importantly our thoughts are also with people who are financially suffering due to worklessness and economic failure.


As the shutters are tentatively taken from the windows in preparation for happier times, we look forward to thinking through what activities can be put together. Whilst there is a website, the idea of re-casting things in the digital is not the panacea it is being suggested as rather a lot of people are 'digital have nots'; Prof Virginia Eubanks' work illustrates the problems well both in (Digital Deadend) and (Automating Inequality)


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POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE: 26th March 2020 Edinburgh: Come along to the Safari Lounge (21 Cadzow Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5SN) at 6pm for the next event in a series on Truth and Philosophy by Tina Röck... Click Here For Details

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

Preface: A Social and Environmental Philosophy by Kenneth Wilson

The negative aspect of the idea of change moves us to sadness. It oppresses us to think that the richest forms and the finest manifestations of life must perish in history, and that we walk amidst the ruins of excellence. History cuts us off from the noblest of our interests: the passions have destroyed them for they are transient.

It seems that all must perish and nothing endures. Every traveller has experienced this melancholy. Who has stood among the ruins of Carthage, Palmyra, Persepolis, or Rome without being moved to reflect on the transience of empires and men, to mourn the loss of the rich and vigorous life of bygone ages? It is not a sorrow like that which we experience at the graves of those dear to us, when we lament our personal losses and the transience of our own aspirations: it is rather a disinterested sorrow at the downfall of the brilliant cultures of the past. (Hegel)[1] Read more