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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Earth Pilgrim with Satish Kumar and Peter Owen Jones

Earth Pilgrim

18/07/2016 to 22/07/2016

With Satish Kumar and Peter Owen Jones | Walk and talk with Satish and 'extreme pilgrim' Peter as we explore how to breathe soul into our lives and our work for sustainability and peace. Read More...

This course is full.
Jon Young

A Weekend with Jon Young: Fostering Regenerative Peace in Troubled Times

08/07/2016 to 10/07/2016

With Jon Young and Dr Deborah Benham | Explore effective peacemaking and community building models. The tools and processes shared will enable you to bring your vision and creativity in full support of the Earth’s immune system, apply exercises that awaken a deep sense of connection with nature and ourselves. You will examine the history of western expansion in terms of “connection loss” and the subsequent implications which affect virtually every part of our lives and look at role-models from history and current regenerative communities.  Read More...

Ecological Food Systems - Sustainable Food for All (Policy and Practice)

04/07/2016 to 08/07/2016

With Colin Tudge, Ruth West, Jyoti Fernandes, Ed Hamer, Rebecca Hosking, Miguel A Altieri (by Skype) and Tim Crabtree | Join us to learn more about the ecological, social, economic, cultural and political dimensions of a new agricultural paradigm and how it is taking shape around the world and in the UK, whilst visiting some of the most pioneering agro-ecological projects in the local area.  This course is based in the classroom in the field and is a mix of philosophy, practice, inspiration and action. Read More...

David Hamilton at Schumacher College

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

24/06/2016 to 26/06/2016

With David Hamilton | Join us for this rare residential weekend with best-selling author, David Hamilton, as he discusses all the different ways the mind impacts the body and learn practical visualisation strategies used by people around the world to help facilitate recovery from serious illness and disease. Read More...

Garry Fabian Miller: Delphinium, Homeland, Summer 1990 (detail)

Transcribing Landscape - Portraits and Tales

20/06/2016 to 24/06/2016

With Fiona Benson, Richard Povall and special guest artist - Garry Fabian Miller | Join us for this residential week as we explore our relationship with landscape; part of Schumacher College's Art and Ecology Programme.  Transcribing Landscape is convened by poet and T.S Eliot Prize shortlisted Fiona Benson along with artist-researcher Richard Povall. Our special guest is the renowned photographic artist Garry Fabian Miller. Read More...


Transition Design: New Solutions For Life on a Finite Planet

17/06/2016 to 24/06/2016

With Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff and Cameron Tonkinwise | Transition Design, an approach pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University and being brought to the UK for the first time, proposes that the tools and processes of design can be used by activists and practitioners from all walks of life to develop solutions that contribute to significant societal transitions. Click here If you would like to be added to the Waiting List for Transition Design Short Course. There are still places on the Transition Design Symposium – to book a place, click hereRead More...

This course is full.

Authentic Celebration: The Path to Collective Wisdom

13/06/2016 to 17/06/2016

With Lizandra Barbuto, John Croft and Satish Kumar | In this week-long course with the founders of the powerful technique for catalysing collective action, Dragon Dreaming, we look at how we as individuals, through collective process, can liberate our own authenticity and wisdom. Read More...

Warriors For The Human Spirit 2016

09/06/2016 to 07/06/2017

A one year programme of in-depth training offered by Margaret Wheatley| Warriors for the Human Spirit are leaders and activists brave enough to resist using fear and aggression to accomplish their work.  Instead they train with discipline and confidence to develop the skillful means of compassion and insight.  They aspire to use their influence and power to offer sane and life-affirming responses in this time of constant threats to the human spirit. And they train as a community that continues well past the year programme as a vital support for their continuing courageous work. Read More...