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Talks & Events

Free Wildflower and Tree Identification Event

Sunday October 5, 2014

5 October & 11 October 2014 Would you like to learn to identify common native trees and flowering plants by improving your observation skills? We are looking for participants in an 3-hour research trial, as part of a study about botanical education. 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

Wildwise Outdoor and Environmental Education Training Courses

Starts: Thursday October 2, 2014

We are delighted to work with Wildwise to offer an exciting programme of courses to develop skills and resources and to inspire professionals working in the field of outdoor and environmental education. Read more…

The Living Touch of Wild Earth - Reinhabiting the World Around Us

Starts: Monday October 6, 2014

6 – 10 October 2014 | Stephen Buhner | Through a unique blend of deep humor, storytelling and experiential exercises, Stephen will explore the self-organisation in biological systems, neural networks in Ecosystems, plant and bacterial intelligence, the ecosystem function of hallucinogens and medicinal plants, the dynamics of aisthesis, golden threads, duende, heart perception and cognition, imaginal thinking, the experience of interspecies communication, the dynamics of sensory gating channels, and a great deal more. Read more…

Earth Democracy: Creating Living Economies and Living Cultures

Starts: Monday October 6, 2014

6-10 October 2014 | Vandana Shiva In this course, Vandana Shiva will join us for a rare teaching week in the UK, to investigate Earth Democracy and how it can be brought to life through the concrete experience of her food movement Navdanya – a network founded to help farmers achieve seed and food sovereignty, now the largest direct marketing, fairtrade organic network in India. Read more…

Nature-Connected Leadership: Standing at the Threshold of Radical Change

Starts: Monday November 3, 2014

November 3-7, 2014 | Mark Morey Our greatest hope for the future and ‘a new type of thinking’ could lie in relationship-based systems that include: self, nature, others and the unseen. Through storytelling, guided inquiry, ritual, and immersive practices of connection with the natural world, Mark Morey will guide you on a transformational journey that will result in breakthrough ways of being a leader. Read more…

Ecopsychology - Transforming Psychology for an Ecological World

Starts: Monday November 10, 2014

10-14 November 2014 | Andy Fisher | Ecopsychology is an opportunity to rethink the theory, practice, and self-image of psychology in light of an ecological view of reality.
This is a radical reshaping of psychology for a whole new society, an ecological society. Read more…

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