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Next Ragged University Events:


24th Sept Edinburgh: Come along to the Talbot Rice Gallery (The University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL) at 11am for a talk by James on Lucy Skaer’s art and a leisurely lunch kindly provided by the Talbot Rice Gallery. The event is open to all and a chance to hear thoughts in relation to the art which he helps curate... CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


27th Sept Edinburgh: Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and to learn about 'Resilience to Succeed; A highly Interactive Approach to Restoring, Recovering and Overcoming' by Leon Paterson CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


9th Oct Edinburgh: Come along to St John’s Church Community Hall (Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ), doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts from 7pm. Come along for a 'Film Screening of Unrest; Award Winning Documentary on M.E. followed by Q&A with Knowledgeable Patient' by Elizabeth Moncrieff… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


13th Oct Edinburgh: Come along to St John’s Church Community Hall (Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ), doors open at 2pm and the event starts from 2.30pm. Come along for a bite of food, a film screening and discussion on 'Prison and Dehumanisation; Film Screening and Talks on Crime, Prison and Us'… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Is Economics a Dismal Science?

A famous quote is that of Thomas Carlyle stating economics as the dismal science. Thomas Carlyle complained that society had become mechanical and lost much of its humanity because of the abstraction of ‘real things’ into monetary terms.

In fact, there appears much gloom around the fabled world of money and exchange, and as someone who is outside of this field of study I wrestle with just what it all means and what is the practical nature of economics (also known as political economy).

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Music: Combo Combo

Wood , wire, skin & muscle, and a lot of energy…We create music together that we enjoy playing, with the people we like….for anyone who will take the time to listen !!

A trio of voice, guitar and percussion who write acoustic-based songs influenced by Celtic; African; R&B; Blues; Jazz and  Reggae styles !!

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  • Cassy Mcormack on vocals
  • Iain Mackechnie on guitar
  • Pat Mcann on percussion

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The Great Good Place: A Digest

Those happy gathering places that a community may contain, those ‘homes away from home’ where unrelated people relate are those places which Prof Ray Oldenburg calls ‘Great Good Places’ and examines in his work.

What are the importance of these spaces in our landscape ?  How are they vital for our society and social functioning ?  Why are they so apparently pivotal in our lives and should we be worried about their increasing rarity ? Read more