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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…

  • Emile Durkheim
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    Great Educator: Emile Durkheim 1858 to 1917
    9th August 2014
    History, Sociology
    Emile Durkheim founded the subject of Sociology on a lifetime of study and review...
  • Rabindranath Tagore
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    Great Educator: Rabindranath Tagore 1861 to 1941
    22nd November 2012
    History
    That education is a living, not a mechanical process, is a truth as freely...
  • Scotlands Flag
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    Educational History: The Democratic Intellect; Scotland's Pedagogical Tradition
    7th July 2014
    About Ragged, History, Project
    Scotland’s history in education is much tied to it’s culture. The methodical and logical...
  • Working Mens Club
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    Working Mens Clubs and Education: Into the 20th Century by Ruth Cherrington
    24th August 2015
    Education, History
    In a previous article, I outlined the educational strands of Working Men’s Clubs (WMCs)...
  • independent working class education
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    Educational History: Gramsci and Independent Working Class Education by Colin Waugh
    15th August 2014
    History
    The 1909 ‘strike’ (actually a boycott of specific lectures) by trade union-sponsored students at...
  • 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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