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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Working With Complexity – The EMK Method

10/10/2016 to 21/10/2016

Join Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly from the London School of Economics (LSE) for this two week training in addressing complex organisational, societal and global issues. Eve has worked for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors, advised the United Nations, European Commission, five government administrations and many organisations in the EMK Complexity Methodology for working with complex problems.

This is a rare residential opportunity to train with her. Read More...

 

Hands, Head and Heart - Experience Week

03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

With guests including Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Satish Kumar | This is your

With guests including Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Satish Kumar | This is your opportunity to engage in community Hands, Head and Heart with activities including food foraging in the woods to night canoeing on the River Dart, from walking in Deep Time with our resident Holistic Science faculty Stephan Harding, to learning about 'economics for a new world' with Jonathan Dawson.  Read More...

Western Science and Traditional Ways of Knowing - Closing The Gap

03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

With David Peat (Skype), Pat McCabe, Stephan Harding and Philip Franses | Join us for a week as we look at the overlaps between 'western science' and 'traditional ways of knowing' in search of an expanded 'holistic science' that is better equipped to deal with the complex interdependencies between humans and the social and natural world.

With David Peat (Skype), Pat McCabe, Stephan Harding and Philip Franses | Join us for a week as we look at the overlaps between 'western science' and 'traditional ways of knowing' in search of an expanded 'holistic science' that is better equipped to deal with the complex interdependencies between humans and the social and natural world. Read More...

A Deep Ecological History of the Earth

26/09/2016 to 30/09/2016

With Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding | Join Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding as they shine light on new science and ancient spiritual wisdom that provides  hopeful insight into the unfolding destiny of our species — and how we can each play an active role in nurturing our planet’s evolution.

With Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding | Join Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding as they shine light on new science and ancient spiritual wisdom that provides  hopeful insight into the unfolding destiny of our species — and how we can each play an active role in nurturing our planet’s evolution. Read More

Co-Creation: The Future Of The Masculine And The Feminine

26/09/2016 to 30/09/2016

With Pat McCabe and Charles Eisenstein | Pat McCabe and Charles Eisenstein explore how to be a man and how to be a woman at this point in history when we face the breakdown of our historical narratives and archetypes. Read More...

With Pat McCabe and Charles Eisenstein | Pat McCabe and Charles Eisenstein explore how to be a man and how to be a woman at this point in history when we face the breakdown of our historical narratives and archetypes. Read More...

Bones of Ritual

The Bones of Ritual 2016 – Conversing With The Natural World

19/09/2016 to 23/09/2016

With Colin Campbell and Lucy Hinton    Join us for this week of deep self-exploration as you investigate life questions such as who am I, what is my purpose in the world, who are my allies and how can I best serve my community, using traditional techniques and ritual practices from the indigenous South African traditions.

With Colin Campbell and Lucy Hinton    Join us for this week of deep self-exploration as you investigate life questions such as who am I, what is my purpose in the world, who are my allies and how can I best serve my community, using traditional techniques and ritual practices from the indigenous South African traditions. Read More...

Rogue Bards

18/07/2016 to 22/07/2016

With Martin Shaw and Jay Griffiths | Join us around the fire as we explore the art of story in both its oral and written form. Martin and Jay will be looking at the bardic relationship to words and the place of story in the modern world. Expect plenty of time outdoors, storytelling and writing workshops, discussion and investigation of the sense of story and of moment in all of our lives.

With Martin Shaw and Jay Griffiths | Join us around the fire as we explore the art of story in both its oral and written form. Martin and Jay will be looking at the bardic relationship to words and the place of story in the modern world. Expect plenty of time outdoors, storytelling and writing workshops, discussion and investigation of the sense of story and of moment in all of our lives. Read More...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...