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Living Inquiry Communities

At Schumacher, we are developing a new cluster of programmes called LIVING INQUIRY COMMUNITIES. All are different in format and length, but they share a common approach; each has its own focus and draws together people from different disciplines, backgrounds, experience and cultures – to inquire together into the complex realities of the world today. Each Living Inquiry Community offers practitioners the opportunity to stay engaged in their own world of practice, while taking part in creative learning and dialogue through in-person sessions and on-line communication.

The invitation is for those who want to engage themselves in the world and try to make a difference both individually and collectively. This can be a demanding process alone, but one that becomes deeply satisfying when it involves participating in a community of practice - where we will meet people who face common as well as different challenges to ourselves; where we can reflect deeply together; where we can encounter new ways to think and act and organise; where we can explore and experiment; where we can know that there are others interested in what we are doing who are willing to support and encourage us to face up to whatever is difficult or challenging. In these ways, we find new resources, strengthen our resolves, and mature as practitioners and collaborators, while developing whole new fields of practice.

Living Inquiry Community programmes at Schumacher College currently include:

For some people, participating in these Living Inquiry Communities is fully transformative - at both the individual and collective levels. Other people may want to take this work further and may therefore wish to continue onto a Masters by Research or a PhD programme as part of the Schumacher World-wide Community for Research in Practice.