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Edinburgh’s Scran Salon brings together people with a love of food, each month. With the focus on the food community in Scotland, across producers, chefs, owners, customers, writers, promoters and enthusiastic eaters, the aim is to give a monthly opportunity for these sometimes disparate groups to come together.
The Scran Salon is held on the first Monday of each month.
A dazzling array of folks are signed up to come along to these events. We have those who wish to play the role of onlooker, while some others will take to the stage to give you an update on a food related item, from their own unique perspective. Whatever brings you along, you will be warmly welcomed and have the opportunity to connect with a room of people with a committed appreciation of food.
The event is free, but do sign-up for a ticket so we can gauge numbers.
Richard English is Professor of Politics, and Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, at Queen’s University Belfast.
Date: Thursday 2 March 2017, 5.30 – 6.30pm
The lecture may be followed by questions. Latest finishing time is 7pm.
Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Could women be political before they got the vote? ‘Yes’, says Catherine Allgor, Director of Education at the Huntington Library and noted scholar of women and politics. In the new capital of the United States during the early republic, white ruling class women borrowed heavily from English court culture to further their families’ political aims. In doing so, they built the structure that would support the United States’ future as a democratic nation-state.
Wednesday 8 March
Free. Book ‘Political women’ on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
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 –
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
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? 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
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.