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.

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1980: Edinburgh Settlement; The Need For Psychiatric Day Centres

The Settlement is an arm and hand of friendship which the University, as a community, stretches forth to the wider world of Edinburgh. The University is a tidy and recognisable community in which common interests are readily recognised – not only in learning, and educational matters, organisational and administrative problems, but in preparation for life for some and progress in careers for others. Read more…

The Cooperative Development of Julian Edge: A Digest, Notes and Reflections by Alex Dunedin

Finding effective ways to communicate and work with each other is a perennial task.  It is not something which can be found in a one stop shop, or some hothouse leadership programme, or a bunch of invigorating lectures designed to make you inspire others – it comes from the lifelong task of diligently learning and developing as we encounter new ways of being over our whole lives.
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Dreaming While You’re Sleeping by Joel White

Why is sleep so important in your life? What things affect sleep? Is there a set number of hours of sleep, that every person must have each night? What will happen if I don’t get enough sleep? What things can I do to improve my sleep?

In this article I will try and shed some light on some of these questions listed above and other information. One thing I will mention straight away is that from my own experience there seems to be a lack of awareness and insight into ‘sleep’ and how this impacts upon the general health and wellbeing of sleep. Read more…

Corporate MOTing: Hints and Tips on Interpreting Business Reportage: Part two: Show me the money by Doreen Soutar

Let me tell you about financial ratios. Financial ratios were developed in the dim and distant as a way of finding out whether a company was worth investing in. Theoretically, financial ratios can tell you how much profit the executive team are making out of every buck that is invested with the company, and whether they are likely to be able to keep on doing it. Read more…