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Concerning the Future of Edinburgh’s Central Library and the City’s World Heritage Status by Simon Byrom

We the undersigned, backed by over 5000 signatures of public support, wish to register an expression of “No Confidence” in the City of Edinburgh Council, in response to the proposal for a highly contentious development at India Buildings on Victoria Street, following a spate of controversial planning decisions whose cumulative effects are seriously damaging the reputation of this City of the Enlightenment, putting Edinburgh’s highest accolade at risk, the World Heritage status. Read more

Metissage: A Conversation on Knowledge, Social Movements and Really Big Change

A recording of ‘Researching In, By and For Communities: A Conversation on Knowledge, Social Movements and Really Big Change’ in Moray House School of Education. Jim Crowther performs a Metissage with Darlene Clover and Budd Hall. Darlene Clover is Professor of Leadership Studies and Adult Education at the University of Victoria. Budd Hall is UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Professor of Community Development, and Founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-Based Research.

Jim Crowther has been involved as a practitioner, researcher and academic in adult and community education since 1980. He is the co-ordinator of an international popular education network (PEN) for academics and researchers in higher education. He has written about extensively in reference to popular education, adult literacy and the politics of lifelong learning, active citizenship and social inclusion.

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