Ragged Talks

Skeptics in the pub

Ragged events are about getting together in social spaces, putting our feet up, breaking bread, and enjoy learning something new.

 

Anyone can do a talk, you just have to love your subject.  You can talk on any subject, at any level; the point here is people animate their subject when they care about it.  It is also good to learn through teaching and discussing.

 

The content has to fit within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The Ragged spaces are a-religious, a-political, and a-corporate; in as much as these institutions of Politics, Religion and Corporacy occupy other primary areas of life.

 

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Here are some of the talks which have happened…

 

  • What is Feminism ? by Brigitte Lechner
          Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:The Second Wave 1960s and its structure The Third Wave under postmodernism and neoliberalism Still not waving in 2018 but not drowning either  A few paragraphs on your subject: What is feminism? Ask ten people this question and you might get ten different answers. It’s not that I claim ...
  • The Scottish Highland and Lowland Clearances; When…
    Title of talk: The Scottish Highland and Lowland Clearances – When sheep became more profitable than people by Alex Dunedin   Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:Crofting: How people lived and worked on the land in Scotland What was involved in the idea of ‘improving the land’ for landlords Highlands and the lowlands – the big ...
  • The Problematic Links Between Technology Use in Le…
       Bullet points:My byte size digital eco footprint (and yours) What is the link between my mobile phone and gorillas A tsunami of socio-ecological digital issues Learning and the Digital fetishist Learning and digital sobriety On harmony: learning and the use of digital technologies On ebullience: Why less equals more  A few paragraphs on your subject: I work with learners /teachers/trainers all over the ...
  • The Philosophy of Mutual Recognition by Richard Gu…
       Title of talk: Mutual RecognitionBullet points of what you would like to talk about:The version of my talk which Alex has circulated on the website for pre-circulation purposes requires comment in a specific way. Intentionally, my written version emphasises textual material. That is, it presents in a quite detailed fashion the significance of ‘recognition’ as a ...
  • The History of the RSA by Jamie Cooke
    Jamie Cooke came along to Leith on the 12th of June 2012 to talk a bit about the history of the RSA.  A great guy who is always running around setting something up or making something happen.  On that night he was telling us what he puts his life into, a great history… Background:  The Royal ...
  • The Green Man, The Work of Lucy Skaer by James Cle…
       Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:Talbot Rice Gallery’s current exhibition The Green Man. The methods used by artists to develop creative ideas. Collections, museums and the politics of display. How translating objects from one material into another transforms their meaning.  A few paragraphs on your subject: Lucy Skaer’s exhibition The Green Man is an exploration of ...
  • The Free Project; Opening Doors To Freedom by Emma…
      Title of talk: The Free Project: Opening Doors To Freedom.Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:A bit about me The background and birth of the project The impact of the project The good, the bad and the ugly aspects of the project The end of the project And what has happened since….  A few paragraphs on your subject: The Free ...
  • The Art of Not-Knowing by James Clegg
       Bullet points of what you would like to talk about: I would like to talk about:How it is okay not to know what you feel about an artwork or even contemporary art in general. That it isn’t your problem or failure if you don’t ‘get it’. BUT, how feeling uncertain can be the start of a really ...
  • Teachers in Bangladesh; Ways of Seeing and Express…
         https://youtu.be/Q0vWaaXnYcA  The URL for the golpo video was on the last slide (Surjo and Palit). Of particular relevance for golpo is chapter 10:glamour in this video (32:20 mins to 34:10 mins)  Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:Ways of how we perceive and express experiences varies across people and cultures This has methodological and ...
  • Romantic Radicals & Intellectual Barbarians; …
    Title: Romantic Radicals & Intellectual Barbarians; John Hargrave, the KibboKift & Beyond by Anne FernieBullet points of Presentation content:A brief history of the English ‘modern, sad passion for nature’ 1880s -1920s. Its sources, influence of the German experience. Influence of class re. the English ‘back to nature’ pioneers. Camping Pioneers & changes in class distinctions: Dr William ...