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Next Ragged University Events:

3rd April 2019 Manchester: Come to Gulliver’s (109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW) at 7pm to listen to a talk 'Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry' by Alex Dunedin after which we will have a discussion. It is free, there will be some food and plenty of company. For more information Click Here

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 Emporium of Dangerous Ideas: Shifting the Axis by Karen Lawson

The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas is Scotland’s most innovative and ground-breaking education festival aimed at everyone who is passionate about education.

Although created, and curated by College Development Network, this two week national festival (6-19 June) provides unique opportunities for organisations and individuals (agents of change) to share and create ideas that could change our thinking and practice in relation to education. Read more

National Government and Education in the European Context

The following is a digest of the work of Brian Holmes (1920-1993); an educator who joined the Institute of Education, University of London in 1953 where he became Professor of Comparative Education from 1975-1985. This is to help inform a historical context within which we can understand how national education is organised.

Although European systems of education share common traditions whose origins can be found in the theories of man, society and knowledge formulated by Greek Roman and Jewish philosophers, education was not mentioned in the 1957 Treaty of Rome which created the European Economic Community (EEC). The necessity of free movement of workers made it necessary to pay attention to the provision of vocational training and the mutual recognition of academic qualifications to allow professional peoples to move from one country to another.

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