Teach Outs During the UCU Strike

As part of the strike, staff from across the university will be holding Teach Outs on or near the picket line. Teach Outs are an opportunity think, learn, and share together on issues that are central to the strike.

Once timings are confirmed for Teach Out sessions, they will be shown on the timetable below.

Venues: The Brass Monkey, Drummond St; Lighthouse Books, 43-45 W Nicolson Street; Augustine Church, 41 George IV Bridge. Collections will be taken to cover venue costs where applicable and for the strike hardship fund.

NB All those attending the OccupyEd George Square Lecture Theatre are asked to adhere to their safe space policy and code of conduct: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yh17DrmiR0vQ_vsEW0EPsq13vI787glz5Pwk2qF_Czw/mobilebasic

26 February

13:00: Strike Stories

27 February

10:00: Rethinking Work and Labour

28 February

10:00: A People’s History of Edinburgh, Trade Unionism and the World. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre. 

11:00:  Solidarity – Thinking and Practice. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre. 

16:00: Film: The Valley of the Bees at The Brass Monkey.

5 March

11:30: The University as a Space of Critique. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre. 

12:30: Ancient Egypt: The First Recorded Workers’ Strike in History. Lighthouse Books

13:30: Resistance in Palestine, Lighthouse Books.

6 March

10:30: Precarity and Gig Economy. Picket line outside 50 George Square.

12:30: Protest Painters and Avant-garde Artists in post-WW2 Japan. Augustine Church.

13.30: The Radical Politics of the Haitian Revolution. Augustine Church.

16.00: Postwar education in France and Germany. The Brass Monkey.

7 March

11.00: Lessons in Radicalism from South Asia. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre.

11.00: Noise Rally. Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square,

11.45: Unions, Social Protection and Pensions. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre.

12:30: Communism and Mass Protests: Prague, 1968-89. Lighthouse Books.

13:30: Feminism and Labour Struggles: Learning from International Women’s Year, 1975. Lighthouse Books. 

15.00: Teach Out Poetry Reading. Lighthouse Books. For more details on the poets, see here

8 March

10.00: Women Strike! Gender, Unions, and Activism. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre.

11.00: Women and Protest Song. Lighthouse Bookshop.  

15.00: Women and Industrial Action in Early Twentieth Century Edinburgh. Augustine Church.

12 March

Changes in Pensions and the Financialisation of Everyday Life. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre. 

10.10: Politics and Sport. Moray House picket line. 

11.00: Music and the Trade Union Movement. Alison House picket line.

12.30: Youth and Anticolonial Nationalism in 1950s Africa, Lighthouse Books.

13:30: The Social Justice Roots of Intersectional Feminism, Lighthouse Books.

13 March

10.00: Urban Sustainability in an Era of Austerity. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre.

10.10. What do we learn from picket lines? Moray House picket line. 

10.40: Songs of the Trade Union Movement. Moray House picket line.

11.30: The Political Philosophy of the Picket Line: The Ethics of Striking. George Square Lecture Theatre. 

12.30-13.30: Politicising the Human Body. Lighthouse Books

13.30-14.30: Origins of Neo-liberalism. Lighthouse Books

14 March

10:30: Protest Songs, Slogans and Poetry in South Asia. George Square Lecture Theatre Picket.

11.00: Decolonising the University. Occupied Lecture Theatre (George Square Lecture Theatre). 

12.30: Weapons of the Weak in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds.Occupied Lecture Theatre (George Square Lecture Theatre). 

13.10: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Moray House picket line.

13.30: Edinburgh’s Slavery Connections. Occupied Lecture Theatre (George Square Lecture Theatre). 

13.40: Raising Intercultural Awareness Amongst Children. Moray House picket line. 

16.00: Living Rent. Occupied Lecture Theatre (George Square Lecture Theatre). 

16.00: Poetry and Place. Lauriston Hall.

15 March

10.00: Thinking About Post-Work  Futures. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre.

10.15: Children and childhoods. Moray House picket line.

12.30: Why We have Pensions: Long-term Perspectives on Provision for the Elderly. Augustine Church.

16 March

10.00: Work and Mental Health. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Sq. 

12.30: Marx Reading Group. LightHouse Bookshop. Reading excerpts from Grundrisse (McLellan Selected Writings edition).

13.30: Walking Tour of Radical Edinburgh. Meet outside the Old Medical School, Teviot Place.

16:00 – 17:30 Music and Protest: Egypt, Japan and Czechoslovakia. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square. 

19 March

10.00: Philosophy, Strike! Teach Out. Picket Line Outside George Square Lecture Theatre.

11.00: History Wars

12.00: Talking about power: Theories and conceptualisations. Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre.

13.00: Unions, power and politics in South Africa. A Better Life for All? Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre. POSTPONED until tomorrow. 

14.00: Education in Sierra Leone. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square. 

15.00: Protest Songs and Poetry of the World. Picket Line, George Square.

15.00: Do you need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind blows? Activism during the Vietnam War. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square.  


20 March

10.00: Reclaiming/Reimagining the University. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square.

11.00: Exploring How Geology and Landscape Processes Has Shaped Edinburgh. Outside Grant Institute.

12.00: Unions, power and politics in South Africa. A Better Life for All? Picket line outside George Sq Lecture Theatre. 

13.00: Campaigning against capitalism and climate change: lessons from the Paris commune and the J18 London protests. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square. 

14.00: The arrogance of improving others: Neoliberal governance in development. Picket Line outside George Square Lecture Theatre. 

14.00: Land Rights Coalition in India. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square. 

15.00: Resisting the Hostile Environment in Higher Education. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square. 

16.00: The UK detention regime and Yarls Wood hunger strike. OccupyEd Lecture Theatre, George Square. 

 

 

 

         

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