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Welcome to the Ragged University By Adam Smyth

If you go down to the pub today you’re in for a big surprise. No,  I’m not talking about getting a kicking from the local thugs who claim the bar as their patch. Instead, imagine the scenario: you walk into a Glaswegian bar  and lay eyes upon a group of students inside. No surprise there you might think.

But what if you saw that they were attending a talk on the merits of Pride and Prejudice, or how Dialectograms are important to our Urban history or even how Hip Hop’s roots started off in gang warfare? Welcome to the Ragged University By Adam Smyth. Read more

How Hard it is to Make Policy

In helping bring together the Ragged University I have been working with lots of people who are keen to make a success of this as an inclusive education project. In day to day life we meet and interact with many people and human relationships are always complex.

I mean complex in the sense that even the smallest moments of speaking, working or interacting with others, involve countless and immeasurable factors which feed into the exchange and outcomes. This I think is why other people enrich our lives so much, fascinate us, and consistently educate us.
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