The Radical Geographers of Edinburgh (RAD.GE) is an open and interdisciplinary reading group hosted by scholars at the Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh. We encourage engagement with a wide range of ideas, and are motivated chiefly by the belief that critical thinking can challenge embedded power structures and help to formulate the foundations of a better world.
Reading group meetings are organised on a fortnightly basis, and we generally meet on Wednesdays at 4PM in the Geddes Room, Institute of Geography, Drummond Street. The best way to stay in touch with our programme and any upcoming events is to join our mailing list. This site is where we upload summaries of our discussions.
We are open to staff and students across all departments and schools at the University of Edinburgh, as well as any interested individual from outside the academy. The material we read is decided by those who attend the meetings, so if you have suggestions of what you want us to read in future, let us know! RAD.GE is a democratic discussion forum, where we all have equal space to discuss ideas and opinions based on the reading. No previous involvement in “radical” spaces or groups is required!
RAD.GE was started in 2013 by a group of PhD students in Human Geography at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. After a successful run, it went into a brief hiatus, and was restarted again in March, 2017.
Please join us for any or all of our remaining sessions this year (details below)!