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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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The Ecological Self - 2018

05/02/2018 to 23/02/2018

With Eve Annecke, Stephan Harding, Johan Hattingh, Andy Letcher and guests | Join four inspirational teacher as you explore what it means to be human. Who are we in nature? How do we belong? This three week intensive course looks at the transitions we make in life, the ways we connect with other than human worlds and how we approach socioecological ethics.

With Eve Annecke, Stephan Harding, Johan Hattingh, Andy Letcher and guests | Join four inspirational teacher as you explore what it means to be human. Who are we in nature? How do we belong? This three week intensive course looks at the transitions we make in life, the ways we connect with other than human worlds and how we approach socioecological ethics. Bursary Funding Available Read More...

Beyond Development 2018

22/01/2018 to 09/02/2018

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.

Non-Residential Places Only

Ecology and Spirituality

Ecology and Spirituality

08/01/2018 to 26/01/2018

Explore the connections between ecology and spirituality in some depth. We’ll challenge received wisdom and ask difficult questions, examining some of the root causes of our ecological ills and investigating ways in which we can act to make positive change and ask which of a diversity of spiritual responses to the ecologic crisis is the most appropriate for our particular pathway in life.

Explore the connections between ecology and spirituality in some depth. We’ll challenge received wisdom and ask difficult questions, examining some of the root causes of our ecological ills and investigating ways in which we can act to make positive change and ask which of a diversity of spiritual responses to the ecologic crisis is the most appropriate for our particular pathway in life.

Let Darkness Be Your Candle

11/12/2017 to 15/12/2017

With Jay Griffiths and Chris Salisbury | Join us for moonlight walks, exploring the poetry of the night, the meaning of the trickster-twilight and the nourishing power that lies hidden in the darkness.

With Jay Griffiths and Chris Salisbury | Join us for moonlight walks, exploring the poetry of the night, the meaning of the trickster-twilight and the nourishing power that lies hidden in the darkness. Jay Griffiths will lead a themed creative writing course on night and winter, dovetailing with Chris Salisbury leading an investigation of our own relationship with the dark through immersive experience and storytelling. Read More...

Re-Wilding – Our Deep Connection to Nature

04/12/2017 to 08/12/2017

With Stephan Harding and Jon Young | The connection to nature in a deep and meaningful way has proved elusive despite the recognition that it is vitally important for our human well-being.

With Stephan Harding and Jon Young | The connection to nature in a deep and meaningful way has proved elusive despite the recognition that it is vitally important for our human well-being. Simply spending time outside is not enough to create a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world around us – we need to find ways that work for us that go beyond many of the educational, recreational and wellness-focussed approaches that are becoming more available. Join Stephan Harding and Jon Young as we explore the relationship between people and nature, with first-hand accounts of the most exhilarating and compelling examples of connection with the other-than-human world. Non-Residential spaces left only with discount. Read More...

Designing For Peace

27/11/2017 to 01/12/2017

With Jon Young, Deborah Benham, Root Cuthbertson and guest tutor Satish Kumar | We live in times when Peace can seem out of reach and the future of our human communities bleak. How we respond to this is a choice. We, as human beings from any background, can re-create the culture and communities we live in.

With Jon Young, Deborah Benham, Root Cuthbertson and guest tutor Satish Kumar | We live in times when Peace can seem out of reach and the future of our human communities bleak. How we respond to this is a choice. We, as human beings from any background, can re-create the culture and communities we live in. How would it be if we consciously designed for Unity, Peace, Compassionate Communication and Healing? How would it feel if all people were welcome, included and valued?  For over 35 years Jon Young has been carrying and developing a bundle of peacemaking teachings, from indigenous elders who have called us, in western modern society, to step into more active peacebuilding service.  We, and the generations who will inherit from us, can learn and share tools to build harmony and transform conflicts into trust, creativity and health. On this course, we will explore contemporary and ancient social technologies, provide simple implementation processes and share successful examples from our global network. Non-Residential Places Only. Read More...

Three Horizons: A Pathways Practice for Sustainability and Transformative Innovation

20/11/2017 to 24/11/2017

With Bill Sharpe and Daniel Wahl | How we can improve the way we face the complexity and uncertainty of the future and come together to create pathways of change?

With Bill Sharpe and Daniel Wahl | How we can improve the way we face the complexity and uncertainty of the future and come together to create pathways of change? Learn the practice of Three Horizons for transformative innovation as a way to face complexity and uncertainties in a practical way and transform our ways of life to bring human civilization and planet Earth into a sustainable relationship. Non-Residential Places Only. Read More...

Change Makers: Alchemy of Courageous Choice

30/10/2017 to 03/11/2017

With Mac Macartney and guests Niaomh Convery, Charles Anderson and Matt Bindon | At the centre of the Earth a great fire heaves and smoulders. It is the same with us.

With Mac Macartney and guests Niaomh Convery, Charles Anderson and Matt Bindon | At the centre of the Earth a great fire heaves and smoulders. It is the same with us. Whether scholars, poets, farmers, administrators, or dreamers, we each have ears and we have heard the call even if we sometimes pretend otherwise.This week-long course enquires into the subterranean world of self-worth, good intentions, deep feeling, inspiration, determination and leadership. Read More...

The Wounded Healer – Bringing the World Back to Life

09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

With Lyla June Johnston and Selkie Shell and a Fireside Chat with Satish Kumar | How does the wisdom that indigenous cultures hold, contribute to the map of restoration that the world is seeking?

With Lyla June Johnston and Selkie Shell and a Fireside Chat with Satish Kumar | How does the wisdom that indigenous cultures hold, contribute to the map of restoration that the world is seeking? In this week, we look at global healing practice from the perspective of North American traditions. Read More...

Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2017

09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

With Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding and guests facilitated by Rebeh Furze, Richenda MacGregor and Fiona Tilley   | Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College.

With Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding and guests facilitated by Rebeh Furze, Richenda MacGregor and Fiona Tilley   | 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...