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Talks & Events

Earth Talk: The Art of Invitation - Activating ourselves and our communities through creative engagement

Tuesday August 5, 2014

Tuesday 5 August 2014 | 8pm | An evening of performance, dialogue and discussion on creativity, its role in bringing people together to catalyse social and environmental change and the craft of making things happen in an unstable world. Read more…

Julia’s World Bake a Cake Day!

Sunday September 21, 2014

Sunday 21 September | 2-5pm | To celebrate the publication of Julia Ponsonby’s new book Gaia’s Feasts we are hosting a Simultaneous International Tea Party! Read more…

Beautiful and Useful - Fundraising event with Monty Don

Thursday April 9, 2015

Thursday 9 April 2015 | Monty Don will launch a new 2015 Schumacher College Craft Apprenticeships Programme
Schumacher College Fundraising event. Read more…

Generation of the New Economy – Youth Economics Festival

Starts: Monday April 13, 2015

April 13 – 18, 2015 | David Graeber, Molly Scott Cato, Rob Hopkins and Jonathan Dawson | This week will offer young people from across Europe and beyond the opportunity to collaboratively explore developments at the cutting edge of the learning and practice of economics. It will provide a space for us to set the agenda, self-organise into a vibrant and self-governing learning community and dive deep into imagining new ways of organising our economies and communities. Read more…


Latest Video & Audio

Earth Talk Video: Ritual, Omens, and Divination - Colin Campbell

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Is there a treatment in these modern industrialised times for the loss of soul and the severance from spirit? Are we even ill? Should such notions as soul and spirit be considered worthy of a place amid the pragmatics of daily life in a world fuelled by the glitter and promise of modern technology? If so then how do we begin the healing of these parts of our communities and ourselves? Watch now…

Colin Campbell explores these questions with a focus on the possible role of sacred ritual in modern industrialised life. Watch now…

Earth Talk Video: Manari Ushigua Kaji in conversation with Colin Campbell and Stephan Harding

Tuesday July 1, 2014

There are still several public policies that affect the integrity and violate the rights of the Sapara people. This is especially so in what the Ecuadorian Government has called the 11th Round of oil exploration that affects 100% of the Sapara Territory. Watch now…

Earth Talk Video: Five years on a mountain - Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine

Wednesday June 25, 2014

In this public conversation, Dougald and Paul will discuss some of the lessons they have learned from their Dark Mountain journey and the questions it has thrown up: where are the new stories that could help us make sense of our situation? Watch now…

Earth Talk Video: Matthew Fox - Recovering the Sacredness of the Earth

Monday June 23, 2014

Matthew Fox talks on the subject of ‘Recovering the Sacredness of the Earth and the Difference it Makes as the Next Stage of Human Evolution’ 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

The Art of Invitation - Creative Engagement for Ourselves and Our Communities

Starts: Monday August 4, 2014

4 – 8 August 2014 | With Ruth Ben-Tovim and Anne-Marie Culhane | With special guests Lucy Neal, Alan Boldon, Sarah Woods and Farzana Khan | Would you like to explore more creative ways of engaging communities to help them respond to the social and ecological challenges of our time and become active in the world? Join us for a week of creative exploration that will give you new creative tools for change. Read more…

Ecological Design Thinking – Re-Visioning a Land-Based Future

Starts: Monday August 4, 2014

4 – 15 August 2014 | David Orr, Raul de Villafranca and Seaton Baxter – plus Schumacher College faculty | This course is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience and practice ideas and techniques at the cutting edge of Ecological Design. On this two week course you will work alongside leading designers on a live design challenge, taking home lessons to be applied to exciting projects, new initiatives or your everyday life. Read more…

Schumacher College - Summer Retreat

Starts: Monday August 11, 2014

August 11 – 15 2014 | Come to Schumacher College for a week of good food, lively company, walks in the woods, swimming in the river and sea, browsing our superb library, cooking alongside vegetarian chefs and gardening with our horticulture apprentices. Read more…

Circles of Trust - True Self in True Community

Starts: Monday September 8, 2014

8 – 12 September 2014 | Rick Jackson and Barbara Reid | This programme is an experiential exploration of the Circle of Trust® approach to help you focus on your values and vision, challenges and fears; clarify your underlying sense of purpose and integrity and learn principles and practices from the Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work. Read more…

Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2014

Starts: Sunday September 14, 2014

14 – 19 September 2014 | Drew Dellinger, Satish Kumar, Martin Shaw and Stephan Harding. This week-long programme allows you to take time from your normal routine and immerse yourself in the rich daily life of community at Schumacher College. It includes a walking field trip, lectures on holism and sustainability and facilitated group work. Read more…

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