An evening of challenging ideas and inspiration with Dr. Vandana Shiva, who is teaching on the Schumacher course Beyond Development: creating diverse paths to wealth and wellbeing.
Clarinetist David Rothenberg plays music inspired by the melodies and rhythms of nature, from birds, and insects to whales, water and the wind. Read more…
Rupert Sheldrake shares evidence from his latest ground-breaking new book The Science Delusion and explores the implications of his radical discoveries for both science and society.
John Perkins talks about how we can create a world that will “make our children proud of us.”
Alan Watson Featherstone, tells the story of the journey to restore the Caledonian Forest.
Isabel Carlisle talks about her recent learning journey to India to visit centres such as Bija Vidyapeeth, Barefoot College and Shikshantar in Udaipur.
Amit Goswami shows how the perspective of quantum physics can give us a scientific ground for a new spirituality based on consciousness.
Chris Clarke explores the connection between quantum theory and consciousness.
Tim Crabtree talks about the many local, community-based projects he is involved with which are building the foundations for a new economy.
Nigel Topping reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of global capitalism and explores the possibility of creating a new ‘Wisdom Capitalism’ that heals rather than destroys.
Mary Mellor, a leading figure in developing alternative models of money, finance and economic development, outlines how we could use money to create an economy that meets our needs.
Jonathan Dawson, co-Head of Economics at Schumacher College, gives a hopeful account of the diversity of innovative movements that are contributing towards social transformation.
Bill McKibben talks about the importance of activism to meet the environmental problems we face today.
Jonathan Dawson, co-Head of Economics at Schumacher College, talks about his involvement in the Global Ecovillage Network.
Kate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson, authors of The Spirit Level, make the case for why we all do better when we’re equal.
Ann Pettifor on the current European financial crisis and the new MA in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College.
David Orr discusses the importance of Ecoliteracy and the value of Ecological Education.
David Orr talks about the US-based Oberlin Project and how it can inspire communities in the UK to work collaboratively with other groups to create a greener future.
Iain McGilchrist suggests that the bipartite structure of the brain helps us to understand why the world so often seems paradoxical, and why we so often end up achieving the opposite of what we intend.
Rob Hopkins explains how doing transition is like baking a cake.
Deepak Chopra talks about how we can be liberated from stress, burn out, depression, immune dysfunction, relationship pressures and other emotional and physical illnesses.
Deepak Chopra argues that Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to our understanding of spirituality is deeply needed to repair our soul and heal our planet.
Mary-Jayne Rust talks about the importance of facing the personal and collective shadow of the ecological crisis. In a dark time the eye begins to see.
Dave Key presents the WWF Natural Change Project as a successful case study of applied Ecopsychology.
Aruna Roy is a recipient of Magsaysay award – valued as the Asian Nobel prize – for community leadership and international understanding. Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is an Indian social entrepreneur who, in 1972, established the Social Work and Research Centre, now known as the Barefoot College.
Allan Kaplan talks about Facilitation as the art of anticipation.
Robert Chambers is a research associate at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and author of the influential book, Rural Development: Putting the Last First
Gunter Pauli presents fascinating examples of new innovations and business models that can offer simple solutions to many global challenges.
Jean Boulton makes the link between Complexity Theory, Buddhism and Taoism and shows what a worldview based on the learnings from Complexity Theory could look like.
Hardin Tibbs is a specialist in strategic thinking. In this talk he explores future prospects for the global system.
A series of interviews and stories recounting the unique experience of day-to-day life at Schumacher College.
Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client – the Earth.
Carolyn Steel, author of ‘Hungry City’, explores the relationships between food and cities. Can food production be central to town life and urban planning?
Rhamis Kent tells the story of the urban agriculture movement in Detroit to illustrate the role of permaculture in the transformation of post-industrial urban America.
Sean Kelly presents five principles to place human existence into a holistic, ecological context.
Helena Norberg-Hodge talks about the growing worldwide movement for economic localization.
Fritjof Capra outlines the lessons we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific approach. “In my view, what we need today is exactly the kind of science that Leonardo da Vinci outlined 500 years ago.”
Vandana Shiva explains the science of biotechnology (genetic engineering), and the dangers it poses to the world’s food supplies.
Part 2 of this 2 part lecture series explores the human impact on the earth’s climate in the past, present and future.
This is part 1 of a 2 part lecture series which outlines the basic concepts for understanding climate change.
Philip Franses talks about Complexity and Emergence in our Economic system.
Tim Kasser presents his compelling psychological research on materialism and its alternatives.
Ravi Ravindra poses the question: “What is God that we are mindful of him?”
Bernadette Brady explores the Idea of Soul and shows how our personal beliefs around Soul reveal our attitude to life on Earth.
Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris shows how insights from evolutionary biology can lead us to a better future on an ever changing planet.