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Archive Short Courses

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

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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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...

Holistic Business Short Course

Holistic Business: Transforming Business from the Inside

16/04/2018 to 20/04/2018

Led and facilitated by Jenny Mackewn with Guest speakers Hege Saebjornsen, Country Sustainability Manager for IKEA UK&Ireland, Seb Pole, CEO of Pukka Herbs; Guillerme Ferreira, Senior Manager in Unilever (skype); Kathrine Maceratta, Sustainability Consultant at Unilver and Designer of Gaian project; Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business, Karen Creavin from Birmingham City Council

Led and facilitated by Jenny Mackewn with Guest speakers Hege Saebjornsen, Country Sustainability Manager for IKEA UK&Ireland, Seb Pole, CEO of Pukka Herbs; Guillerme Ferreira, Senior Manager in Unilever (skype); Kathrine Maceratta, Sustainability Consultant at Unilver and Designer of Gaian project; Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business, Karen Creavin from Birmingham City Council – plus a surprise visit from Satish Kumar | Increasing numbers of people in business and organisational settings yearn to transform their business or organisation into ethical and purpose-led enterprises which they can be proud of. We introduce a completely new way of economics - a model of economics which is suited to our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous times. Outstanding leaders in large and small businesses, private and public sector - tell us positive stories about how they are transforming their businesses from the inside – thus providing inspiration for participants who want to do the same by taking action to co-create good business which serves both human beings and the wider web of life.Read More...

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Changing the Frame - The Science and Art of Communicating for Transition

19/03/2018 to 06/04/2018

With Nadine Andrews, Tom Crompton, A.L. Kennedy (Skype), George Marshall, Philip Ralph, Prof.

Chris Rapley CBE, Kate Raworth, Janine Benyus (Skype), Manda Scott and  Jonathan Dawson | This course provides an opportunity for a deep dive, in the company of internationally recognised scientists, writers and artists in various media, into the science underlying the process by which we make sense of the world and how we can use this knowledge to become more effective communicators in the service of liberation. In addition to a study of the science underlying effective communication, there will be ample opportunity for solo and/or collaborative creativity, coached by our team of writers and artists. Bursary Funding Available Read More...

Erotic Ecology Short Course with Andreas Weber

Erotic Ecology: Love as a biological principle

12/03/2018 to 15/03/2018

With Andreas Weber and Stephan Harding | We are rediscovering love as a biological principle. As bodies, every living being participates in a live-giving exchange with others, led by the desire to nourish the self through intimacy, through touch and exchange.

With Andreas Weber and Stephan Harding | We are rediscovering love as a biological principle. As bodies, every living being participates in a live-giving exchange with others, led by the desire to nourish the self through intimacy, through touch and exchange. During this course we will work towards an “Erotic Ecology” as an art of living, of caring for the biosphere and of creating satisfying relationships inspired by the Eros of life – the power which makes everything in our reality yearn for connection and transformation. Read More...

Call of the Wild 2018

09/03/2018 to 29/10/2018

A year long foundation course in outdoor education leadership with WildWise in association with Schumacher College, Located at Schumacher College, the Dartington Hall Estate, Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside including the River Dart, The Call of the Wild offers an extraordinary syllabus to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘

A year long foundation course in outdoor education leadership with WildWise in association with Schumacher College, Located at Schumacher College, the Dartington Hall Estate, Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside including the River Dart, The Call of the Wild offers an extraordinary syllabus to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘nature connection’ in helpful and meaningful ways. Sign up to the waiting list here. Read More...

Indigeny Today

Indigeny Today - Three Week Intensive 2018

05/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

In this three week intensive, we will look closely at the cosmologies and traditions of selected indigenous traditions, focusing 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 own personal and collective thinking, feeling, stories and actions around place-making, nature connection, community and culture repair and sustainable living.