Bethan co-ordinates the garden operations and lectures in horticulture and agroecology for vocational and postgraduate courses. Bethan has a BSc in Biology from University of Bristol, an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Leeds and fifteen years professional experience.
Jane graduated in Medical Sciences at Cambridge University in 1990 and spent over ten years working in the NHS mostly within the field of mental health. 15 years ago she had what she describes as a Pauline Damascus experience and converted to horticulture
Jon heads up the College. He has a doctorate in Geography and Anthropology from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Stirling, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Desert Studies from Ben-Gurion University in Israel and a BSc in Business (minor in Economics) from George Mason University in the US.
Julia coordinates the catering two days a week. Before the birth of Stephan and Julia’s son Oscar in 2001, Julia worked full time as the Catering Manager and put together the college cookbook Gaia’s Kitchen which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best veggie cookbook in 2001
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Julie has taught ecological economics and international development at the Universities of London and Sussex and has worked in sustainable development for over 20 years in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Lou began her career as a published and recorded writer, working on radio and touring as a performer, sketch writer and poet. Since then she has clocked up over fifteen years experience working in the arts sector and has worked in publishing and book selling, marketing and arts development
Ruth co-ordinated the development of the MA in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College and is part of the teaching team. She is a co-founder of bread, print & roses, a collective engaged in seditious pamphleteering, radical walking, anarchist baking and transformative education.
With a background that spans both the conventional and alternative worlds, and being an avid ‘people watcher’ with a great (and somewhat irreverent) sense of humour, Sarah is well suited to enjoy the key role she occupies in the Schumacher College kitchen.
Satish was the originator and cofounder of Schumacher College, served as its program director from 1991 to 2010, and was also the primary fundraiser during that time. He is currently a visiting fellow.
Before coming to Schumacher (and the UK), Tara lived in her home state of Vermont in the USA, where she started and operated a very successful restaurant/café called Eat Good Food, which specialised in preparing and serving locally grown, seasonal foods.
William has been at the college for 20 years and manages the accommodation as well as various facilities across the college campus. Being resident on site, he is the point of contact for all first aid and emergency needs