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Dec
7
Wed
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Dec
13
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Dec
14
Wed
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Dec
20
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Dec
21
Wed
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Dec
27
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Dec
28
Wed
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Jan
16
Mon
Life Stories at Lunch with Colin Chambers @ Edinburgh Dine Saltire Court (1st Floor)
Jan 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Life Stories at Lunch with Colin Chambers @ Edinburgh  Dine  Saltire Court (1st Floor)  | Scotland | United Kingdom

Colin Chambers is a former Lt Cdr in the South African navy, who went on to become a special advisor to Nelson Mandela for 8 years.  Mandela was a key transformational figure in the life of South Africa, bringing forgiveness, reconciliation and reconstruction to a nation that had been deeply divided.  Colin shares his unique perspective on Mandela the man, how the transformation of South Africa was achieved and what we can learn from this process to benefit our own professional and personal lives.

Feb
6
Mon
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Demonstration Garden  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
7
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
13
Mon
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
14
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
15
Wed
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute | Scotland | United Kingdom

“Let’s Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Professor Karen Chapman

University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.

Speakers

Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Refreshments available after event.

Photography & filming

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.

For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman [email protected]

Feb
20
Mon
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
21
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
27
Mon
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Feb
28
Tue
Meet the Edible Gardening Team
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet the Edible Gardening Team @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Mar
6
Mon
The Monthlies: Collection of Sanitary Products for the Homeless @ Grassmarket Community Project,
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Monthlies: Collection of Sanitary Products for the Homeless @ Grassmarket Community Project, | Scotland | United Kingdom

We don’t believe anyone should have to suffer in silence and be unable to access these vital supplies, so we decided to launch The Monthlies. We are collecting donations of unopened packets of sanitary pads, baby wipes, tampons, panty liners, underwear, etc. – some of the essential supplies that people may need to manage their periods, and which no one should have to go without.

In addition to hosting collections at events like this screening of I, Daniel Blake, we’re organising monthly collections at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh (the next will be on Monday 6th March from 4-6p.m.) and we’re in the process of setting up more permanent collection boxes around the city for people to donate outwith these times.

Mar
9
Thu
Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh @ 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh @ 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building | Scotland | United Kingdom

This essay is located in the aftermath of protests against the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh in 2013. Armed with the seemingly unstoppable energy of youth, the Shahbag Movement inaugurated a new culture of protest that eschewed violence, an otherwise regular feature of political performances in South Asia. Although its affective landscape has been commonly understood in terms of nationalist passion, I focus instead on what I call political despair. One major source of this despair has been the opposition between the atheist-blogger on the one side and the Islamist/extremist on the other.

The apprehension around the possible effects of this cleavage rested on the body, the first provocation of which comes from the death of a blogger. The dead-body politics that followed assumed and occasioned the atheist/religious divide and made way for more violence, including the murders of a number of religious activists and secular bloggers in the months and years to come. The other area where the body was a privileged site of politics was the presumed corporeal nature of non-secular politics. The physicality and irrationality of so-called religious affect became a marker of distinction between the protesters and their ideological opponents.  The particularities of this context allows me to argue that a sense of despair is not an anomalous but a constitutive element of modern mass democracies.

This essay is located in the aftermath of protests against the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh in 2013. Armed with the seemingly unstoppable energy of youth, the Shahbag Movement inaugurated a new culture of protest that eschewed violence, an otherwise regular feature of political performances in South Asia. Although its affective landscape has been commonly understood in terms of nationalist passion, I focus instead on what I call political despair. One major source of this despair has been the opposition between the atheist-blogger on the one side and the Islamist/extremist on the other.

The apprehension around the possible effects of this cleavage rested on the body, the first provocation of which comes from the death of a blogger. The dead-body politics that followed assumed and occasioned the atheist/religious divide and made way for more violence, including the murders of a number of religious activists and secular bloggers in the months and years to come. The other area where the body was a privileged site of politics was the presumed corporeal nature of non-secular politics. The physicality and irrationality of so-called religious affect became a marker of distinction between the protesters and their ideological opponents.  The particularities of this context allows me to argue that a sense of despair is not an anomalous but a constitutive element of modern mass democracies.

Jun
28
Thu
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,

Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop

Nov
14
Wed
Ragged University: ‘What is Feminism’ plus ‘Teachers in Bangladesh’ @ The Castle Hotel
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ragged University: 'What is Feminism' plus 'Teachers in Bangladesh' @ The Castle Hotel

Come along to The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE) from 7pm. Come along for some food, some socialising and a two talks in an informal setting…

 

What is Feminism ? by Brigitte Lechner

What is feminism? Ask ten people this question and you might get ten different answers. It’s not that I claim to have the one right answer but rather that I do have one I have settled on and I am pleased to share it with Ragged members. My generation of women has seen enormous changes in our lives. I hardly recognise myself as the young woman who always sat quietly in one corner or another. To me, that is proof of feminism as an agent of personal growth and empowerment; one more reason to share what I know about it.

Feminism to me is a political sisterhood because it aims to challenge the dominant social force generally known as patriarchy. Some people get very precise and define it as capitalist patriarchy or imperialist capitalist patriarchy, even imperialist patriarchal capitalism. I suppose one’s view is always determined by where one stands.

My talk therefore aims to clarify what a plain and simple patriarchal society is, how it is structured and how feminists have over time risen to the challenge of the ways in which patriarchy disempowers and even harms women as a sex class; a thing feminists call patriarchal oppression. Moreover, whilst women are doing different things differently today than they did fifty years ago they are still doing it for themselves and often for men as well. Mine will be a whistle-stop tour through an immensely rich and complex cultural landscape but I hope there will be enough time left to take questions.

 

 

During the break we have a bite to eat and a chance to socialise.  Everyone is welcome to bring an item of food to put on the table to share and take away what is left at the end so nothing goes to waste

 

Teachers in Bangladesh; Ways of Seeing and Expressing Reality by Taslima Ivy

In this presentation I hope to share my story of researching ICT integration in education with rural female teachers from an island in Bangladesh. I will particularly focus on how I attempted to tap into teachers’ own ways of seeing, feeling and expressing life.

Firstly, I will talk about how I used multimodal artefact production- a method through which teachers have shared significant day to day experiences with me,- through a mode and genre of their choice-sometimes they chose images, sometimes video clips, audio clips while sometimes poems and journal entries.

Then I will talk about the distinct Bengali genre of ‘golpo/ adda’ (informal chatting) which I used in my research as an attempt to enable my participants’ experiences to emerge through their own discursive style. I will conclude by sharing how these two processes made me aware of my own ‘gaze’ and maybe helped me understand my participants from the position of a female-the position of a teacher- rather than the power position of a researcher.