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Ragged Talks

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Ragged events are about getting together in social spaces, putting our feet up, breaking bread, and enjoy learning something new.

Anyone can do a talk, you just have to love your subject.  You can talk on any subject, at any level; the point here is people animate their subject when they care about it.  It is also good to learn through teaching and discussing.  The content has to fit within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The Ragged spaces are a-religious, a-political, and a-corporate; in as much as these institutions of Politics, Religion and Corporacy occupy other primary areas of life.


Unrest documentaryResilience of penguinsResilience of penguinsSpinoza in a Time of ZealotrySt Columbas Hospice


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Here are some of the talks which have happened…


  • St Columbas Hospice
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    29th Sept 2018: Field Visit to St. Columba’s Hospice on Edinburgh Doors Open Day by Danuta Orlowska
    14th September 2018
  • Unrest documentary
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    9th Oct 2018: Film Screening of Unrest; Award Winning Documentary on M.E. followed by Q&A with Knowledgeable Patient by Elizabeth Moncrieff
    13th September 2018
  • Spinoza in a Time of Zealotry
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    11th Sept 2018: Spinoza's Spectacles: Philosophy, Science and the Dutch Masters by Josef Darlington
    31st August 2018
  • Resilience of penguinsResilience of penguins
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    27th Sept 2018: Resilience to Succeed; A Highly Interactive Approach to Restoring, Recovering and Overcoming by Leon Paterson
    28th August 2018
  • Germany
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    11th Sept 2018: Thinkers or Junkers? Germans in England 1860-1915 by Anne Hill Fernie
    19th August 2018
  • Injustice
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    13th Oct 2018: Prison and Dehumanisation; Film Screening and Talks on Crime, Prison and Us
    12th August 2018