Rag Rag : The Rag Rag Annual Magazine, 1965

University of Manchester Student Union

Rag Rag

<p style='text-align: justify;'><b>Content warning: As an historical item, some content in this magazine contains language and imagery that reflect the prejudices of the era, which are offensive, oppressive and may cause upset. This is not condoned by The University of Manchester, but we are committed to providing access to this material as evidence of the inequalities and attitudes of the time period.</b></p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The 1965 Rag Rag magazine was produced by students to raise money for charitable causes across Manchester. It cost two shillings and sixpence. The editorial describes the previous year’s collecting record of £21,000.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This volume includes a printed photograph of Princess Margaret receiving a cheque from the Rag Society Treasurer on behalf of the NSPCC and a series of photographs of female students for ‘Miss Rag-Rag ‘65’. There are also jokes referencing the contraceptive pill, university grants, Mods and Rockers, protests and demonstrations. Cartoons are more abstract than previous editions, and some show sexualised female imagery, including nudity. A map of the Rag Day procession route is included.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>There are advertisements for Charrington Lancashire breweries, Fielden electronics, the Queen of Hearts club and casino, Double Diamond beer, Leonard Fairclough Ltd., Fram concrete, General Utilities Ltd., J. Edwards & Son footwear, Galt Toyshop Coffee, Timpsons, Gus Demmy bookmakers and others. There is also a job advertisement for James North & Sons.</p>

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