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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Who Do We Choose To Be? – Reality, Leadership, Sanity

22/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

With Margaret Wheatley | This week-long course with Margaret Wheatley summons us to be leaders for this time of profound disruption, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil, and to use our influence to create islands of sanity in the midst of a raging sea. Read More...



08/05/2017 to 12/05/2017

With Jay Ramsay, Peter Owen Jones and special guests Nigel Shaw and Clíona O Conaill | Come together through poetry, creative writing and practical sessions to move beyond a purely human centred way of seeing and being in the world into a much more generous and inclusive way of being themselves. Read More...

Nature Renewal – The Way of Nature

02/05/2017 to 05/05/2017

With John Milton | A short intensive with ecologist, pioneering environmentalist, and wilderness guide John Milton as he brings his Nature Renewal programme for the first time to Schumacher College. Read More...

Sacred Activism 2017

24/04/2017 to 12/05/2017

With Pat McCabe, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Kara Moses, Pancho Ramos (by skype), Toni Spencer, Adam Bucko (by Skype), Emmanuel Vaughan Lee (by Skype), Justine Huxley, Clare Martin, Sophy Banks, Mac Macartney, John Milton, Tommy Crawford and Amrita Bhohi in collaboration with St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace |  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. We have bursary funds available for this programme specifically for activists. Read More...

Sacred Activism – Defending the Land and Water

24/04/2017 to 28/04/2017

With Tiokasin Ghosthorse and Pat McCabe  in collaboration with St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace |  Through the lens of their own traditions and experience as activists, join Tiokasin Ghosthorse and PatMcCabe as they consider what is meant by ‘sacred activism’, how it differs from other types of action we might take in the world, how we foster and sustain it and to where it will lead. Read More...

Myth And Ecology: Wedding The Wild

03/04/2017 to 13/04/2017

With Martin Shaw and Carla Stang | Join mythologists and anthropologists Martin Shaw and Carla Stang as they weave together cosmology, folklore and myth, from the Amazon to Eastern Europe and beyond, to look at the role of the alchemist across time to the present day and explore the place where mythology and ecology collide. Read More...

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...

Mind In Nature 2017 - Three Week Intensive

13/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

With Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldebäck, Stephan Harding, Karen Stead-Dexter, Merlin Sheldrake, Andy Letcher, Philip Franses and Robin Saltonstall | Today's emerging science is turning the mechanistic view of science on its head, revealing life as intelligent, full of purpose and able to communicate meaningfully. This intensive will look at the evidence through the work of people who are expanding the frontiers of scientific understanding and practical experience in this subject. Read More...