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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Unplugged Summer Weekend

03/08/2018 to 05/08/2018

Nourishing The Soul 2018

20/07/2018 to 22/07/2018

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do. Read More...

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do. Read More...

The Power Of Local short course at Schumacher College

Earth, Culture, Economy – The Power of Local 2018

25/06/2018 to 29/06/2018

With Helena Norberg Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar | Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be?

With Helena Norberg Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar | Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be? What strategies can be employed to overcome the entrenched power of big business, big banks, and big government? What is the role of technology in a localised economy? How do we start from where we are? Read More...

Reverential Ecology: How To Live In Harmony With Nature

18/06/2018 to 22/06/2018

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell |  Join Satish Kumar and explore mankind’s participation in the process of the intricately woven web of life, acting no longer as masters or stewards of the earth, but rather as participants and co-creators of it, as an integral expression and extension of self.

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell |  Join Satish Kumar and explore mankind’s participation in the process of the intricately woven web of life, acting no longer as masters or stewards of the earth, but rather as participants and co-creators of it, as an integral expression and extension of self. Satish Kumar will explore the ideal of Reverential Ecology in the contact of the new trinity of Soil, Soul & Society – How we can replenish the soil by nourishing the soul and care for the human community. Read More...

Evolution and Spirituality

What is life? Discovering the intersection of science and spirituality

11/06/2018 to 29/06/2018

Where do science and spirituality meet? The publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species  questioned the very foundations of Christianity and lead ultimately to atheism.
So where does that leave us today?  Is the evolution of life on Earth blind, a random process of mutation and chance selection? Or might it be more purposeful and directed?

Where do science and spirituality meet? The publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species  questioned the very foundations of Christianity and lead ultimately to atheism.
So where does that leave us today?  Is the evolution of life on Earth blind, a random process of mutation and chance selection? Or might it be more purposeful and directed?
In this course we consider work from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and philosophers who have tried to reconcile the realities of Darwinian natural selection with the human quest for meaning.

Stone Circle

Story, Ritual and the Natural Magic of Place

28/05/2018 to 01/06/2018
wistman's wood

Natural Magic - Bridging Heaven and Earth

14/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

 

Why do we only look to the East when seeking answers to spiritual questions? We have a wealth of knowlege gained through our deep relationship where seasonal rituals have been an integral part of our culture. Could they now give us new insight into the many ecological challenges we face? In this course we will examine these esoteric ideas that have been bound up in our cultural life for centuries and the relationship between magical thought and practice and science and materialism and ask what relevance they have to the modern world.
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Schumacher College Gardens

Forest Gardens and Edible Ecosystems; Design, Harvest and Use

14/05/2018 to 18/05/2018

With Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken | Join Schumacher College for an exciting opportunity to experience edible ecosystems at different stages of development and with differing emphases and to learn about gathering and using the harvest with expert practitioners and joint authors of Food from your Forest Garden.

With Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken | Join Schumacher College for an exciting opportunity to experience edible ecosystems at different stages of development and with differing emphases and to learn about gathering and using the harvest with expert practitioners and joint authors of Food from your Forest Garden. Read More...

Mind, Matter and Life: A Unified Systemic View

20/04/2018 to 22/04/2018
Sacred Activism

Sacred Activism 2018

16/04/2018 to 04/05/2018

With Bayo Akomolafe, Frederique Apffel-Marglin and Justine Huxley | This three week intensive will bring together activists from different traditions and perspectives to address some of the pressing questions we ask ourselves as we decide how to taken action for change.

With Bayo Akomolafe, Frederique Apffel-Marglin and Justine Huxley | This three week intensive will bring together activists from different traditions and perspectives to address some of the pressing questions we ask ourselves as we decide how to taken action for change. Bursary Funding Available Read More...