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    Education as Human Development

    Downloadable document exploring ways of understanding what education is:

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Next Ragged University Events:

21st Nov 2019: You are invited to the open event at The Castle Hotel  (66 Oldham Street, Manchester) from 7pm to 10pm to enjoy two talks, some free food.  The first talk is by Helen Harvey on 'Human Library – Challenge your prejudices'; after the break the second talk is on 'DADA and the Drum Kit' by Aiden Pilling... For more information CLICK HERE

At the moment the invitation is being extended to various people to organise their own events in the same open spirit as the events up until now. A public decision is going to be announced on the charitable status and a series of events will be planned accordingly. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support, this website and many community events have been done by few people for the pleasure of it, among other things.


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

A Short History of the Stockmarket

The stock exchange (aka stockmarket) is “A physical and electronic market in which government bonds and the securities of companies are traded regularly [1]”

In a simplified form, the stock exchange is a type of market place where entrepreneurs meet with investors to try and get finance to start their business.  The entrepreneur gives some of the equity (shares) in the company to the investor who takes on the risk.  The investor is paid dividends for taking on the risk inherent in attempting this business venture. Read more