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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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A Mindful Life 2018 - Inner and Outer Transition

05/03/2018 to 09/03/2018

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation.

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation. There will also be regular sessions of InterPlay, a powerful mindfulness tool to grow ease, connection, and wisdom through play. Read More...

Art of Invitation: Activating Ourselves and our Communities through Creative Engagement in Challenging Times

26/02/2018 to 02/03/2018

The Art of Invitation team shows you how to engage different communities to become involved in creative projects; bringing people together to make social, cultural and ecological change happen

The Art of Invitation team shows you how to engage different communities to become involved in creative projects; bringing people together to make social, cultural and ecological change happen

Unplugged

23/02/2018 to 25/02/2018

Shake off the outside world, retreat into the simplicity of nature and make time and space to re-energize and reconnect with your inner voice on this unique weekend.

Shake off the outside world, retreat into the simplicity of nature and make time and space to re-energize and reconnect with your inner voice on this unique weekend.

Enterprise Live 2018: Taking a Lead in the Midst of Complexity

19/02/2018 to 09/03/2018

Drawing inspiration from ecology, complexity theory and mindfulness-based approaches, participants will explore the limits of mechanistic and instrumental approaches to leadership, and experience new ways of leading in uncertain and unpredictable contexts.

Drawing inspiration from ecology, complexity theory and mindfulness-based approaches, participants will explore the limits of mechanistic and instrumental approaches to leadership, and experience new ways of leading in uncertain and unpredictable contexts.

Satish Kumar

Love is All

16/02/2018 to 18/02/2018

With Satish Kumar, June Mitchell and guest story-teller Martin Shaw | “When we drink the sweet nectar of love, there is a transformation,” according the Sufi poet, Jalal ud-Din Rumi. 


This is a chance to spend an intimate weekend, hosted by Satish Kumar to consider the role of love in our lives and how we can use it to live in a more fulfilling way.  It will be an opportunity for discussion and deep reflection, incorporating the wisdom of poets and mystics, to consider the most powerful force on earth. Read More...

Schumacher Experience - Winter 2018

05/02/2018 to 09/02/2018

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.

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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...