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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2018

01/10/2018 to 05/10/2018

With Satish Kumar, Facilitated by  Richenda MacGregor  |  Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College.

With Satish Kumar, Facilitated by  Richenda MacGregor  |  Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College. This course is designed to give you space to enquire into what has meaning in your life, and what role you wish to play in the world, while also being inspired and invigorated by some of the concepts and ideas the college is based upon and participating in the rich daily life of the Schumacher community. Read More...

Bones of Ritual - Conversing with the Natural World 2018

17/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
Dartington Hall Garden Steps

Following Nature's Path Towards Authentic Leadership

10/09/2018 to 14/09/2018

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
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...