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Welcome to 2018. Ragged University is now open to suggestions. At the moment we are arranging all the behind the scenes things like organising venues and finding people who want to share their knowledge through a talk or activity. If you are interested to be involved in this seasons events please get in touch via the contact page. The events will be beginning around the end of March. Watch this space for more news. Cheers...


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Art Exhibition: Collective Amnesia by Aileen A Paton

This exhibition, which sees its launch on Saturday 22 October 2016 in Gallery Two at Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, affords an opportunity for the public to see some truly unique artwork.

The artist, Aileen A. Paton, transforms yesterday’s newspapers into remarkable paintings which are on a huge scale: indeed, as well as including framed pieces measuring six feet by four feet, the show features two works covering entire walls eighteen feet, and fifteen feet wide, respectively. The “wow factor” when you enter the gallery has to be experienced by the individual visiting the gallery – words cannot do justice to the impact of seeing this for the first time. Read more

Podcast: The Ragged Schools of Angel Meadows by Simon Ward

This is a podcast of when Simon Ward gave a talk on the Ragged Schools of Angel Meadows and Manchester.  In the early 1800s, state contribution to education was less than the amount the government spent on the King’s stables. This talk will look at how The Ragged School movement led to the 1870 Education Act and state funding of universal education.

This is a podcast of Simon Ward talking at the Ragged University where he takes a closer look at two of Manchester’s Ragged Schools. Their fascinating history takes us from basket weaving, badminton and bombs to Suffragettes and Coronation Street. Read more