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Earth Talk: Stephen Harding and David Abram in conversation

Wednesday April 30, 2014

*Wednesday 30 April 2014 | Join David Abram and Stephan Harding, two of the world’s finest ecological educators for an evening of conversation. Read more…

Earth Talk: The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision - Fritjof Capra

Wednesday May 7, 2014

Wednesday 7 May 2014 | 8pm | In this lecture, Fritjof Capra will show that such a new understanding of life in terms of complexity, networks, and patterns of organization, has recently emerged at the forefront of science; and the urgency of this new understanding for dealing with our global ecological crisis and protecting the continuation and flourishing of life on Earth. Read more…

The Disguises of the Heart and the Soul of the World: Image, Hillman, and the Road of Story

Friday May 16, 2014

16 & 17 May 2014 | Martin Shaw and John Gouldthorpe | Through story, discussion, and the challenging work of psychologist James Hillman, we will explore relationship to heart, the experience of beauty and an animate earth. Martin Shaw will be telling the lengthiest and most complex of the Grimm’s brothers tales – “The Two Brothers”, from the Friday evening to the close, whilst John Gouldthorpe will be our guide through some of the intricate revelations of Hillman. Read more…

Earth Talk:The Art of Fermentation - Sandor Katz

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Wednesday 28 May 2014 | 8pm | Sandor Katz| Come learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Be part of the fermentation revival! Read more…

Earth Talk: Soil, Soul, Society - Satish Kumar

Wednesday July 16, 2014

Wednesday 16 July 2014 | 8pm | In this Earth Talk Satish will disucss how his holistic vision is enshrined in the ancient philosophies of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions of India which were revived for our time by Gandhi and Tagore. In turn, these ideas were brought to the west by E F Schumacher in his book, Small is Beautiful.


Latest Video & Audio

Earth Talk: The Quantum Revolution and the Soul of the World - Shantena Sabbadini

Monday February 10, 2014

In this talk Shantena Sabbadini who previously worked as a theoretical physicist, traces some of the changes in consciousness that have shaped our modern scientific mind. Read more…

Earth talk: Science and Spiritual Practices - Dr Rupert Sheldrake

Friday February 7, 2014

In this Earth Talk, Rupert Sheldrake shows how the “scientific worldview” is moribund; the sciences are being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. But science itself is now transcending the materialist philosophy, and pointing toward a new sense of a living world. Read more…

Schumacher College Insight: November - December 2013

Wednesday December 18, 2013

This is the third of a series of insights into Schumacher College life. This episode, filmed between November-December 2013, is presented by William Thomas, house manager at Schumacher College. Read more…

An interview with Martin Shaw

Monday December 9, 2013

Rachel Fleming interviews Martin Shaw about the newly crafted shepherds hut and his new residency at Schumacher College during 2013-2014. Watch now…

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Videos from our Adventures in New Economics speaker series

Adventures in New Economics 11: Julie Richardson, Bringing Gross National Happiness Home

Monday December 2, 2013

Julie Richardson, senior lecturer in Economics for Transition, shares the vision and practice of Gross National Happiness from her recent visit to Bhutan and asks the question what can we learn from this experiment in the West. Read more…

Adventures in New Economics 10: Pat Conaty – Solidarity Co-operatives – a Structure for co-developing Local Economies.

Thursday November 28, 2013

Adventures in New Economics: Solidarity Co-operatives have been developed as a unique multi-stakeholder Co-operative system since the 1980s. They are unique because co-production members include paid workers, volunteers, service users and social investors. Watch now…

Adventures in New Economics 9: Brett Scott – Applying Permacultural Design Principles to Finance

Wednesday November 20, 2013

Adventures in New Economics: Can the 12 Principles of Permaculture offer insights into how to design and build alternative financial instruments? Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money argues that they can, and illustrates this through examples of alternatives in action. Watch now…

Adventures in New Economics 8: Peter Smith – Land Value Tax and CLTs

Wednesday November 13, 2013

Adventures in New Economics: The fact that the fruits of nature are not equally shared lies at the heart of a great many of our economic and social ills. This talk examines the economic principles that govern the distribution of wealth and looks at practical ways that the principle of Earth Sharing can be implemented, including Land Value Tax and Community Land Trusts. Watch now…

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Forthcoming Short Courses at Schumacher

Into the Depths of an Earthly Cosmology: Science, Story, and Sensory Experience

Starts: Monday April 28, 2014

28 April – 2 May | David Abram and Stephan Harding | How do we create an unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere? Join two of the world’s finest ecological educators as they interweave their gifts toward engendering a new experience of the enveloping earth. Read more…

The Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision

Starts: Monday May 5, 2014

5-9 May 2014 | Fritjof Capra | In this fascinating week Frijof will draw on his new textbook, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision to present a conceptual framework that integrates the ideas, models, and theories, which together represent the new scientific understanding of life, into a single coherent framework. Read more…

Voices for the Earth

Starts: Monday May 12, 2014

12 – 23 May 2014 | Polly Higgins and Charles Eisenstein | This two week immersion is designed to empower our work as change-makers. Charles and Polly will share insights and lead experiential processes designed to help you find your voice and speak, to access extraordinary effectiveness in engaging people and to de-program ourselves from our civilisation’s controlling narratives. Read more…

Deep Ecology Today – Revisiting the Work of Arne Naess

Starts: Monday May 26, 2014

26 – 30 May 2014 | With Per Ingvar Haukeland, Kit-Fai Naess and Stephan Harding | During this week-long course we will explore the central concepts of Deep Ecology, develop a sense of our own ‘ecological selves’, and establish our individual ‘ecosophy’ from which to inform our choices, build our lives and steer our concrete actions in the world. Read more…

Exploring the Microcosmos – New Paradigms from Microbial Communities

Starts: Monday May 26, 2014

26 – 30 May 2014 | Sandor Katz, Eva Bakkeslett, Stephan Harding and Philip Franses | Cultivate more tasty, vibrant, sustainable and collaborative ventures inspired by the fascinating world of micro-organisms. Read more…

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