The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies

The Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTs) was created to promote, research and celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s life, works and impact. It is the first UK hub of its kind dedicated to the to the life and works of Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Prize winner for Literature awarded in 1913. Inaugurated by Edinburgh Napier University’s Institute of Creative Industries, ScoTs was initiated through a memorandum of understanding between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Edinburgh Napier University in November 2011.

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St Johns Church

The Church of St John the Evangelist is a Scottish Episcopal church in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is sited at the west end of Princes Street at its junction with Lothian Road, and is protected as a category A listed building. With extensive grounds banking onto Princes Street gardens St John’s church is a hub of community activity, regular worship and social outreach engaging people from all backgrounds. With construction beginning in 1816 since 1818 it has held mass for the public.

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Edinburgh Settlement

Edinburgh Settlement is a social tradition which has been going on for over a hundred years providing free education, social care and cultural activities connected in with a global network.  The website was created to support the community as it revives itself through the efforts of Steve Robb the archivist of the history.  Still a fixture of the Leith community of North Edinburgh, the Settlement project is still involved in putting on regular art events as well as digitizing it’s archive so that the public gets access to it.

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Ragged University

This website was built for the Ragged University project and the communities which constitute it.  It is a free education project inspired by the Ragged Schools of the Victorian era.  Putting on various learning and social events, the website needed a lot of functionality and opporunities for interaction to support community activities via publishing and promotion.  It is the Ragged University project which gave rise to the Social Server initiative, so that the community education could get a funding stream.

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Smiths Market

Smiths Market is a project designed to map and highlight exemplar businesses, practices and elements which go towards making up a sustainable global-local economy.  The challenges are to identify what a sustainable economy would look like and so this enterprise was set up to develop a cartography of real life practice as well as ideas.

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