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An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Radical Activism, Education and Emergence - Entangled With The World

13/03/2017 to 17/03/2017

With Bayo Akomolafe, Manish Jain, Toni Spencer and special guest Charles Eisenstein by Skype  | Join activists and educators Bayo Akomolafe, Manish Jain, Toni Spencer and Charles Eisenstein as they consider how a new narrative of ‘partnering the world’, rather than being human-centric to it, can lead us to a radical reinvention of activism, education, and political systems. Read More...

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Nature Connection: Practice, Place and Purpose

13/03/2017 to 17/03/2017

With Jon Young, Phil Greenwood and special guest Colin Campbell | In this week we will bring together the indigenous traditions of South Africa and the British Isles to look at the connection between humans and the more-than-human world. What might we do improve this 'nature connection', what benefits would it bring to our lives and the world around us and what might it mean for humans globally? Read More...

Indigeny Today - Three Week Intensive

06/03/2017 to 24/03/2017

With Colin Campbell, Jon Young, Greg Cajete, Carolyn Hillyer and David Peat (by skype)| In this three week intensive we will look closely at the cosmologies and practices of a number of indigenous traditions, focussing specifically on understandings and interactions in the relationship between humans and the natural world. We will explore how elements of indigenous ways of knowing, western scientific thought, experiential practice and ritual can inform our personal and collective thinking, feeling, stories and actions around place-making, nature connection, community and culture repair and sustainable living. Read More...

Culture Repair – Rebuilding Community

06/03/2017 to 10/03/2017

With Jon Young, Deborah Benham and Peter Cow | A rare opportunity to study with Jon Young, founder of the 8 Shields Institute, in an intimate setting, to look at how we invigorate and repair our culture, reconnect our communities and set up patterns and processes that support us all. Jon will be supported by UK 8 Shields leaders and experienced community builders Deborah Benham and Peter Cow. Read More...

Exploring Ritual

06/03/2017 to 10/03/2017

With Colin Campbell and Carolyn Hillyer | Join us for this week in which we explore RITUAL – the theory, the practice and the experience. Expect time in the classroom, solo time, preparation of ritual objects and ceremonial food and deep vigil and ceremony in a roundhouse on the wild moor. Read More...

Beyond Development 2017 - Creating A ‘World In Which Many Worlds Can Fit’

13/02/2017 to 03/03/2017

With Dr. Maria Luisa Eschenhagen Duran, Dr. Karambu Ringera, David Bollier (videolink), Paula Andreevitch, Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Robin de Carteret | In this three-week intensive, we will be seeking solutions and pathways towards creating 'a global heterodoxy of beautiful solutions to living well on a diverse and finite planet'. We will explore what lies beyond the one-size-fits-all development paradigm of the last half century as we step together into the profoundly creative period of innovation, transition and co-operation that marks our time. Read More...

Transitioning to an Ecological Civilisation: West

13/02/2017 to 24/02/2017

Julie Richardson, Rob Hopkins, Sophy Banks, Zhang Lanying and Stephan Harding | Explore the philosophy and values of the great transition and will include field trips to local transition and related initiatives in the Southwest of England. There will be opportunities for participants to work on their own and in groups about developing ideas and plans for seeding new transition inspired initiatives in their own area. Read More...

Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics

06/02/2017 to 10/02/2017

With Shaun Chamberlin, Rob Hopkins, Mark Boyle and Stephan Harding | What does 'life well lived' look like in this time of economic, ecological and cultural collapse?  Inspired by the work of the late David Fleming, we think it's time to reclaim this question from the economists.  Join us to reflect on our struggles, successes and joys in building lives grounded in nature and community, in redefining our relationships with money, and in working for a future worth the bother! Read More...