- Anarchist Social - Thursday 26 – 7:30pm – Meadow’s Bar (Buccleuch St)
Our social will now be a fortnightly affair. Expect drinking and merriment and the ability for us to chat together and plot with our hair down.
- Reading Group – Monday 30 – 1:30pm – Chaplaincy Auditorium
We are reading this week, and will be trying out, ‘Six Thinking Hats.’ A different and structured way of bringing a group to consensus. This reading group will coincide with the Fair Trade Cafe that is on in the auditorium at this time, providing an ethical lunch between 1 and 2. The week after this we have set a rota for the reading group so that every other week we will meet at 5/half 5 in a nearby cafe. Black Medicine was suggested and will be confirmed next week. A brief overview of ‘Six Hats’ can be found on these lecture slides:
Art Group – Saturday 28 – 2pm – 1 West Richmond St/Flat 4.
Art Group cancelled this week, look out for a meeting next week though
Previous art group projects took Anarchists to cathedrals and toy museums to work on sketches in a friendly environment. Large scale projects have had anarchists all sit around and work on one large piece of paper. These sessions embodied anarchism, a group of people working together and learning from each other without leaders. The art group took a more radical spin last semester and attempted to creatively put a message across to consumers in the form of messages planted in egg boxes. Ideas of where to take the art group next will be discussed on Saturday.
- Film Night - Sunday 5 (Feb) – 8-10 – Banshee’s Labyrinth (Niddry St)
Our film night happens every other week and so will next take place on the fifth. The film will be “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.”
- Anarchist Black Cross
Anarchist Black Cross are group of anarchists who support and write to political prisoners. This Thursday (26) Black Cross are having a meeting in the Waverley from 6-8. Every other week after that they will be having their meeting in the meadows bar (bringing them to our social!)
- Role of University
Next Tuesday in the chaplaincy auditorium from 5:30 to 7 there will be a discussion/talk on the value of education and the role of university featuring the newly appointed University Rector, Peter McColl.
- Autonomous University of Edinburgh
Have began meeting Mondays at 9:30am in the Chaplaincy Auditorium.
- SJP : Professor Norman Finkelstein – Tuesday 7 (Feb)
SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) are hosting Professor Norman Finkelstein in George Square Lecture Theatre at 7pm on ‘How to solve the Israel-Palestine problem‘. A world renowned scholar and frequent lecturer on the Middle East, Dr Finkelstein was famously denied tenure at DePaul University in Chicago after a vendetta led by Alan Dershowitz and members of the pro-Israel movement in the US
- New Urban Frontier – Jazz Bar – Thursday 26 – 8/9
NUF are Edinburgh’s fast-flowing muzikal mash-mash. A politicised punk-inspired dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging seven-piece live band with a rapper. Featuring some anarchist society members.