Wednesday 22nd May 2013. 19.00.
The Warehouse Café Building, 54-57 Alison Street, Birmingham B5 5th
‘Obey’ is a film based on Chris Hedges’ (2010) book, Death of the Liberal Class.
Obey discusses the current political, social, economic and environmental crises the world now faces and suggests the need for rebellion to fight against these crises.
There will be a discussion afterwards about the implications of this film in general and for activists in Birmingham.
What is the Ragged University ?
‘The Ragged University is the concept of free education and self learning – everybody is a Ragged University sums it nicely. The Ragged project is something which is delivering free, fun and informal talks in pubs, cafes and libraries around the country. The idea is simple – anyone can do it. In fact that is how the Ragged Schools started, as did many other free education like the Chautauqua.
With a few ales and chewing ears off, we discussed the theory of taking the origins of the Ragged Schools and update them using available infrastructure (i.e. pubs, cafes, restaurants, businesses) and available technology (internet, libraries, books, open access learning). Whatever your passion, if you love a subject, the idea is to create a space to share insight into that. There is no money involved, there is no registration nor accreditation. Just plain old pleasure in learning and a confidence with knowledge comes power, however it is only power when it is shared…’
An RSA animate of David Harvey’s work on the crisis of capitalism
An inteview with David Harvey that questions him about his book – A Brief History of Neoliberalism: http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2006/lilley190606.html
25 minute talk by David Harvey, 2009 :
A.S.Neil talks about freedom and his SummerhillSchool in England. Summerhill is often said to be the first school based on freedom and democratic ideals.
By Gramsci (short) on the limits of what was the Popular University of Turin
A discussion of critical pedagogy – part of a meeting held by what was The Space Project which was part of The Really Open University
A few examples of critical teaching learning process in action…
Imagine a School…Summerhill – preview
Sudbury Valley School
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