Well the 2018 Ragged University year has started in the background where venues have been contacted, equipment organised, and preparations made so that this years events are all ready for people to take part in. We hope that your winter has been fun, relaxing and suitably warm. The sun is returning with the bright fresh light of spring and the birds have started chattering. Read more
On Saturday 25th November I attended and presented at the ‘Power and Professionalism in FE Conference’ which was held at University of Huddersfield (Twitter hashtag: #hudpowerfe). This conference was brought together to coincide with, and reflect the themes, ideas and work of a host of contributors to the launch of the book ‘The Principal; Power and Professionalism in FE‘ published by University College London Institute of Education Press. Read more
This is a response to a thought experiment sent to me after writing an article called ‘Why Not To Chase Wealth and Status: A Community Project Perspective’. In it I was writing my rationale for not following a frequently offered piece of advice on how to develop the Ragged University as a project. Read more
Come and join a visit-listen-discuss-write Ragged University Manchester activity. The activity links to the public and free Social Science Festival event entitled ‘Deal with people in Spirit of Ubuntu’ at Manchester Metropolitan University (9th November, 2pm to 5pm:
Come along to the Talbot Rice Gallery on 24th of November 2016 from 2 to 4pm for a leisurely lunch. The event is open to all, this series of Ragged University Events invites you to come to Talbot Rice Gallery for a late lunch and to discuss Rob Kennedy’s acts of display. Read more
Studying the Press: Alex Dunedin Answers Questions and Analyses Article From Journalist Kashmira Gander
A journalist recently got in touch with me to ask me about the work which has been happening through Ragged University. Kashmira Gander had initially asked me to reflect on an article ‘The British university where a degree doesn’t mean a lifetime of debt Learning for love, not money‘ published in Huck Magazine which takes a particular focus on the great work going on at the Free University of Brighton. Read more
This presentation was given to the Knowledge, Power and Identity research group at the University of Manchester Institute of Education, on the 29th February 2016. The research group explores understandings that educational theories, practices and policies work to constitute categories of identity and subjectivity that reflect knowledge and power relations.