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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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The Great Work – Science, Consciousness, Jurisprudence and Ethics

03/07/2017 to 07/07/2017

With Stephan Harding, Sean Kelly, Hal White, and Isabel Carlisle | Join leading theorists in Conscious Evolution, Depth Ecology, Gaia Theory, Metalaw, and Earth Jurisprudence to help advance a new synthesis from which the Great Work of Thomas Berry can be accomplished in practice as well as in theory. Read More...

Ecological Restoration By Design

26/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

With John Thackara and Lisa Maria Enzenhofer | This short course will introduce you to a constellation of real-world ecological restoration projects in urban, peri-urban and rural contexts including: regenerative agriculture; civic ecology; sustainable urban drainage, and green infrastructure; river recovery, wetlands restoration, and dam removal; blue-green corridors; pollinator pathways, and the use of plants to restore polluted soil. Read More...

Transitioning to an Ecological Civilisation: East

18/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

With facilitation by Julie Richardson and Lanying Zhang, and guest scholars and practitioners including Wen Tiejun, Li Shouli, Zheng Bin, Sit Tsui,  Liu Yingsheng | Travel to various locations in China (Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu Province), in collaboration with the Institute of Rural Reconstruction at Southwest University where you will experience first-hand the culture and ecology of China and have an opportunity to dialogue with intellectuals and activists about what creating an ecological civilisation means in contemporary China. We will visit inspiring projects as well as exploring the cultural and ecological roots to traditional Chinese wisdom rooted in Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.  Participants will be introduced to the ancient holistic philosophy and practice of cultivating inner strength for outer action and have the unique opportunity to visit sacred places and monasteries related to modern day practices of these ancient holistic traditions. Read More...

Co-creating the Emerging Future 2017: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

05/06/2017 to 16/06/2017

With Satish Kumar, Mac Macartney, Stephan Harding, Julie Richardson, Iris Schoenherr, Bill Plotkin (Skype) | We invite you to join us for an eight-month learning adventure (2 weeks residential, 7 months online) that will develop your leadership and facilitation skills that will help you co-create a better, fairer and more beautiful world for all, enabling us to lead from and for the emerging future. Sign up to the waiting list here. Read More...

This course is full.

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 – 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...

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...

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...