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Ragged University is inspired by common histories of free education, in particular those of the Ragged Schools.  Here you can find various accounts of these histories…

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    Recollections of John Pounds: Johnny Makes Arrangements by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    7th February 2020
    John Pounds
    In the evening of the following day, the Nephew called at my lodgings to...
  • Adult Learning Project
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    The History of Adult Learning Project in Edinburgh: A Freirean Approach
    23rd January 2015
    Education, History, Poverty
    The Adult Learning Project (ALP for short) was founded in 1979 in Gorgie Dalry...
  • Reverend Thomas Guthrie of Greyfriars Kirk
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    Great Educator: Thomas Guthrie and the Ragged Schools
    7th June 2012
    About Ragged, Education, History, Poverty
    Thomas Guthrie was born in Brechin on 12th July, 1803.  His ancestors had been...
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Let’s give John Pounds a Gift by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    18th January 2019
    John Pounds
    One bitterly cold night in December, an esteemed member of my Flock, Mr Frank...
  • Poor Victorian Children
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Feeding the Sick and Poor by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    17th December 2018
    John Pounds
    The winter of 1837-8 was unusually severe. The streets were covered with ice for...
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    John Player and Joyce Nicholson: Looking Forward; The Recovery Movement and Adult Education
    6th April 2021
    History, Radical Adult Education, Ragged Podcasts
      Recovery movement and adult learning: Joyce Nicholson (Glasgow University), John Player (independent scholar and...

 


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