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Jan
27
Fri
Film Screening: We Are Many
Jan 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Film Screening: We Are Many @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Critical Mass unites cyclists the world over, every last Friday of the month.

The concept is simple; bring your bike and ride through the city streets, reclaiming the space, getting to know the city, meeting other cyclists and generally having fun. There are over 300 critical mass rides over the world each month so join in and get your wheels in motion.
As they say, we have nothing to lose but our chains!

Critical Mass unites cyclists the world over, every last Friday of the month.

The concept is simple; bring your bike and ride through the city streets, reclaiming the space, getting to know the city, meeting other cyclists and generally having fun. There are over 300 critical mass rides over the world each month so join in and get your wheels in motion.
As they say, we have nothing to lose but our chains!

About

Meeting 6.30pm (to ride at 7:00pm)
Mid-Meadow Walk (where the two bike lanes cr0ss)
Every last Friday of the Month

Fernando and his amazing converted Police Box at the top of Middle Meadow Walk has offered us a free film screening this Friday after Critical Mass in the wee garden at the back of his box! He’s offered to serve tea to keep us warm, so wrap up well and be cosy and if not folk can always retreat to the Doctor’s if gets toooo cold!

All invited to the film screening at approximately 8.30pm

The film that we’re planning to screen is:

‘We Are Many’: about the biggest demonstration in the history of the World in opposition to the Iraq war in 2003.

wearemany.com

Feb
14
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

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
21
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

Feb
28
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

Mar
7
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

Oct
26
Thu
Ragged University: ‘Multilingualism As An Investment’ plus ‘The Philosophy of Daoism’ @ Cabaret Voltaire
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ragged University: 'Multilingualism As An Investment' plus 'The Philosophy of Daoism' @ Cabaret Voltaire | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talks start from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to learn about the philosophy of Daoism

 

Multilingualism; An Investment For A Better Society by Prof Antonella Sorace

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Bilingualism/multilingualism is a research field focused on learning more than one language over the lifespan and its effects on brains and behavior. I am a professor of developmental linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. I’m the founding director of the research and information centre Bilingualism Matters, which makes research results available to different sectors of society and has 17 branches all over Europe and the US.

 

Then there is a break when we get the chance to eat something, have a drink and a chat.  Everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table, and help take away the food at the end so that nothing goes to waste.

 

Daoism; How The World Works And How To Live In It by Jan Conway

Daoism is one of the oldest philosophies there is. It was written down in only five thousand Chinese characters by a respected teacher called Laozi (604-531 BCE) before he travelled to the West. Because the language it is written in is so ancient, scholars have made many different translations. There are a few books in English but they are rather difficult.I have been teaching Chinese culture for fifty years and trying to practise Daoism all that time. As the years have gone by I find it easier and easier to understand, and in recent years new discoveries in geology and astronomy hae confirmed everything that Laozi taught.

 

Nov
16
Thu
Ragged University: ‘Anchor Institutions’ plus ‘Perception and Communication’ @ The Castle Hotel
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ragged University: 'Anchor Institutions' plus 'Perception and Communication' @ The Castle Hotel | England | United Kingdom

Come along to The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE) from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and learn in an informal setting.  The event is free and there are two talks separated by a break…

 

Universities as Anchor Institutes – University of Manchester and Brunswick estate, a socially just model by Dr Carl Emery

Anchor institutions, also known as Eds and Meds (education and medical establishments), are generally understood as large geographically place based organisations that have been located in the community for generations and provide economic, social and cultural benefits to the locality in which they reside In this talk I will be setting the background of this initiative and examining some of the challenges and questions it raises. Why should the university adopt this role and if it does what are its motivations? Furthermore, how does this impact on issues of local democracy and accountability. Is there a danger that the university is simply propagating a neoliberal enterprise agenda and supporting the further privation of public services and spaces?

 

– Then there will be a break where we share food, fill our glasses and have some conversation before our second talk of the evening.  Everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share, and help take away the food at the end of the evening so nothing goes to waste –

 

Objects, Perception and Communication by Mark Johnson

This is an activity involving mobile phones to capture photographs and video of objects in the room, or things which individuals have brought. Using a variety of analytical approaches, we will explore together the nature of objects and how they mediate the conversations we have and the ways in which we construct meaning in the world. We cannot imagine a world without objects – but what are they? and what are we that we recognise them? Objects illuminate the conversations we have with one another, and through our interactions with objects we learn about each other. How does this work? Since technology allows us to capture objects in various ways – through photographs, recordings, etc. we can collect objects together, explore their nature, and understand more about each other in the process.

 

All Ragged University events are free and open to everyone.  They are informal and relaxed, and you can come and go as you please

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