Ragged University Graphic Design by Chris Behr

The graphic design of the Ragged project was brought together by Chris Behr when there were differences of opinion amongst the various people who were involved at the very beginning.  For example, what font should be used, what colour, what will the logo be ?

To resolve this I (Alex) said to the group that we will get someone with expertise in the area and take their advice.  I got in touch with Chris Behr, who was a local graphic designer who had a bunch of experience in various areas.  A talented gent who has worked in newspapers, magazines and in various areas such as business logo design and advertising.
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10th Apr 2014: Schizophrenia; Reflections by an Insider by Kenneth Wilson

Come along to The Counting House at 7pm for a talk by Kenneth. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections he has to share…

Title of talk:

Schizophrenia: Reflections by an Insider

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

1. I’ll begin by introducing concerns over the viability of ‘schizophrenia’ as  a term. The condition that this traditional term refers to is real, in my opinion, but the term comes with so much stigma that the diagnosis is almost as bad as the condition itself – therefore I’d like to advocate a much less stigma-laden term. I don’t know what the new term is to be but I think we need one.
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10th Apr 2014: Why Don't People Vote? By Helena Catt


Come along to The Counting House at 7pm for a talk by Helena. Share a crust of bread, and discover what she knows about voting habits…


Title of talk:

Why don’t people vote?

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

  • Voting turnout is in decline across all western democracies.
  • Who is not voting?
  • What do we know about the reasons for this decline?
  • What can election administrators, educators and voters do to encourage greater participation in elections?

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Euan’s Guide by Kiki MacDonald

Euan’s Guide is a disabled access review website set up by Euan MacDonald and his sister Kiki.
Euan is a powerchair user and the pair were finding it very difficult to find out information on disabled access, and so they decided to set up a website to help solve this.  Euan says “the goal of Euan’s Guide is to provide a friendly, honest & empowering alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls and, most importantly, remove the ‘fear of the unknown’ when visiting a venue for the first time.”