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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 thoughts are with those who have had their health affected by the epidemic; mental and physical. Loneliness and isolation are serious matters. For an informative and well informed panel discussion on Covid-19 matters have a look at The Independent SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) group broadcasts on Youtube)


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). Meantime, please do get in touch and write something for the website. Stay safe.


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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

The Banking Game: Literature Review Part Three and Conclusion by Doreen Soutar

The Banking Game: Analysis of the extinction of the bank as trusted institution and NONIIs as an indicator of non-reciprocal strategies by Doreen Soutar. This is the third part of her literature review and conclusion to her investigation…

Retail Banking: a Co-Operative Model

The savings and loans banking division operates in a social environment which is built on repeated encounters, engendering the growth of mutual trust and cooperation (Motashemi & Mui, 2003). Here, customers are given to believe that the bank is essentially working for the augmented good of the group, where community wellbeing is the main focus rather than the wealth of the bank, as is implied in the statement by the CEO in Barclays’ annual statement (Diamond, 2010). This is not restricted to the equality of reciprocity of a single lender and the bank, but also applies to altruism “fed forward” in an emergent, and customers benefit at different times in differing amounts.

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