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Podcast: Isak Stoddard Presents at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; ‘From Sweden With Care’

This is an audio recording of the presentation given by Isak Stoddard at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the University of Manchester. Isak is Project Coordinator in Climate Change Leadership, Educational Coordinator and Deputy Director of CEMUS at Uppsala University in Sweden. The presentation was called ‘From Sweden with care’ and it deals with education and societal change in troubled times. Read more

Impoverishment, Downsourcing and Buying Your Way Out: Action Research in Context by Alex Dunedin

In this essay I will be trying to drill down to the fine detail some of the what’s, how’s and why’s of ‘poverty’ are recreated in day to day behaviours and actions in the UK today.  For such an affluent nation brimming with endless numbers of charities, for me, significant questions are not being asked and significant acknowledgments are being avoided. This is part of an extended project focusing on how impoverished circumstances are created and recreated. This essay touches on the following points…

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Twas The Rant Before Christmas… What Makes The COOCs Initiative Succeed Where Others Fail by Alex Dunedin

The language of failure is a tricky one to use without creating unhelpful tensions which can compartmentalize the spirit and function of education and social projects. When walking through the surreal world of policy-town, phrases take root and oblige people to think and act in ways which conform to the language that is giving shape to their thoughts. Policy and it’s language has come to possess people’s practice.

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Podcast and Transcript: The Porous University Symposium; What We Say and What We Do by Gina Wall

This is a presentation given at the Porous University Symposium at the University of the Highlands and Islands – A critical exploration of openness, space and place in Higher Education.  The symposium took place on 8th and 9th May, 2017 at the An Lòchran, Inverness Campus. Gina Wall works at Glasgow School of Art and has responsibility for developments in learning and teaching alongside the leadership of the undergraduate programme in Fine Art. Read more

Recollections of John Pounds: The Children go to Southsea Common by Reverend Henry Hawkes

When we had passed through King James’s Gate, and were in High Street, I warmly thanked Mr. for all his kindness! and bid him Good Morning; for I wished to be alone; and think of all I had seen and heard of this good old man, I crossed the Grand Parade. The General was there, with his staff, trooping guard. Read more