Podcast: A Different Kind Of Humanity by Ciaran Healy

This is a recording of Ciaran Healy giving a talk on the philosophy he has developed. Ciaran spoke at the Ragged University event in Edinburgh on 10th July 2014.

A different kind of humanity covers a recap of lecture 1 in the serie; The fundamental mechanism underlying all amplified conflict; The sundering of cultural context through globalised communications; The untenable human – how humanity as it has been is no longer stable, or sustainable; Mysticism and the Eastern answer;The limits of militant peace; The painting and the palette – a metaphor for a new, high-impact humanity apart from divisive beliefs; and Flavour-based humanity. Read more…

Podcast: Psychology of Vocal Performance by Dr Denise Borland

On the 6th August 2011 Dr Denise Borland gave the following talk on the ‘Psychology of Vocal Performance in the Edinburgh International Festival

After working as a singer, actress, and international singer in hotels and various places, I focused on teaching. I realized that my career and the lives of my students were obstructed, however not by singing technique – that was the straightforward bit. I spent nine years coaching as a Transactional Analysis therapist (ongoing) specialising on an individual basis in posttraumatic stress psychotherapy with Babette Rothschild and different body psychotherapy techniques. Read more…

Podcast: David Greig Talks About W S Graham And His Poetry

WS Graham was a self taught poet from Greenock who left Scotland in his twenties to live in Cornwall where he spent the rest of his life.

“I became passionate to discover more about him and why he had been neglected both in his lifetime and to a degree still now. The neglect of his work is particularly painful in Scotland where Hugh Macdiarmid’s school of politics and scots language work sidelined Graham.” Here David Greig talks about this great poet and how he has influenced his work over time…. Read more…

Podcast: The Social Psychology of Relationships by Professor Ray Miller

This is a podcast of Professor Ray Miller talking about the social psychology of relationships.  This is the fifth in a series of talks given by Ray at the Ragged University events.

When people talk about relationships, they are often thinking about those interpersonal interactions that characterise our experiences of love and emotion. Relationships are the stuff of fascination, whether it is the search for the perfect partner, the compatibility of personality or horoscope profiles or the headlines about the latest Hollywood make or break-up. But relationships are far more than that: Read more…