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Fri, 20/04/2018 to Sun, 22/04/2018

With Fritjof Capra and Stephan Harding

Fritjof Capra will present his synthesis of the new “systems view of life” and will then concentrate on one of its most radical philosophical implications: a scientific theory which, for the first time, unifies mind, matter, and life. Stephan Harding will then show how we can use Fritjof’s unifying insights to help us develop a deeply felt sense of embeddedness in the living ecology of our planet. This course is full, sign up to the waiting list.

Schumacher College Gardens

Mon, 14/05/2018 to Fri, 18/05/2018

With Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken

Join Schumacher College for an exciting opportunity to experience edible ecosystems at different stages of development and with differing emphases and to learn about gathering and using the harvest with expert practitioners and joint authors of Food from your Forest Garden.

wistman's wood

Mon, 14/05/2018 to Fri, 01/06/2018

With Dr Andy Letcher, Dr Angela Voss, Dr Katya Nosyreva, Julian Vayne and Angharad Wynne
Why do we only look to the East when seeking answers to spiritual questions?  Our deep relationship with nature has given us a wealth of knowlege, shaping seasonal rituals which have become an integral part of our culture.  In this course we will examine ideas of natural magic that have been bound up in our cultural life for centuries. Above all we assess the relationship between magical thought and practice and science and materialism and ask what relevance they have to the modern world. 
Stone Circle

Mon, 28/05/2018 to Fri, 01/06/2018

With Angharad Wynne and Dr Andy Letcher

Can we dream with the Earth, wherever we choose to live? Join us on a quest to rediscover what remains of our own native tradition - to explore the natural magic of place. The sacred groves and stone circles of our ancestors have long been abandoned but can we rediscover that same profound connection to the spirit place? Can we find ways to make ritual that honours the land but speaks to where we stand now?

Jenny Mackewn short course

Mon, 04/06/2018 to Fri, 15/06/2018

With Jenny Mackewn, Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding, Mac Macartney, Rob Hopkins, Dan Burgess and Bill Plotkin

Join us for an eight-month learning adventure of preparation, intensive residential at Schumacher College and community of practice group in person and via Skype.  This is an opportunity to develop leadership and facilitation to co-create a fairer and more beautiful world for all and lead for the emerging future. It is a pathway to the Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation and is useful for groups, organisations, communities.  This course is full, sign up to the waiting list.

Mon, 11/06/2018 to Fri, 15/06/2018

With Jeremy Lent and Elizabeth Ferguson

Based on themes from Jeremy Lent’s recent book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, this course explores whether the patterns of Western cognition have played a role in the current state of the world.   Participants will learn how to recognize their own patterns of cognition and explore how, through developing alternative frames of meaning, we can each play a part in redirecting humanity’s trajectory toward a more flourishing future.

Mon, 11/06/2018 to Sat, 23/06/2018

With Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff, Cameron Tonkinwise and Cheryl Dahle

Transition Design, an approach pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University 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. Course price includes tickets to the International Transition Design Symposium. This short course is full, sign up for the waiting list here
There are still Symposium places available. To book a place on the Symposium only, please visit this link.

Evolution and Spirituality

Mon, 11/06/2018 to Fri, 29/06/2018

With Stephan Harding, Joana Formosinho, Dr Andy Letcher and Matthew T. Segall

Where do science and spirituality meet? In Victorian England the impact of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was seismic, questioning the very foundations of Christianity and leading ultimately to atheism. 
So where does that leave us today?  Is the evolution of life on Earth blind, a random process of mutation and chance selection? Or might evolution be more purposeful and directed?  In this course we consider work from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and philosophers who have tried to reconcile the realities of Darwinian natural selection with the human quest for meaning.

Reverential Ecology Short Course with Satish Kumar

Mon, 18/06/2018 to Fri, 22/06/2018

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell

Join Satish Kumar and explore mankind’s participation in the process of the intricately woven web of life, acting no longer as masters or stewards of the earth, but rather as participants and co-creators of it, as an integral expression and extension of self. Satish Kumar will explore the ideal of Reverential Ecology in the contact of the new trinity of Soil, Soul & Society – How we can replenish the soil by nourishing the soul and care for the human community.

two

Mon, 18/06/2018 to Fri, 22/06/2018

With Nora Bateson and Jeddah Mali

The systems we live within are in constant interaction: from social systems to economic systems, to biological systems and ecological systems. This course takes you on an immersive learning journey to explore the underlying intelligence responsible for all living systems. We will use conceptual, experiential and application-based approaches to shift current understanding and behaviour towards a more unified relationship. 

The Power Of Local short course at Schumacher College

Mon, 25/06/2018 to Fri, 29/06/2018

With Helena Norberg-Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar

Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be? What strategies can be employed to overcome the entrenched power of big business, big banks, and big government? What is the role of technology in a localised economy? How do we start from where we are?

Be Brave

Fri, 29/06/2018 to Sun, 01/07/2018

With Rosa Sommer Martin and Rich Loizou

Honest communication is difficult. You are invited to stand up and join a community of individuals exploring authenticity, communication and connection. Through playful and interactive group exercises, practise taking risks to deepen your relationships at work, home and in the world.

connected world

Sun, 01/07/2018 to Thu, 05/07/2018

With Alex Bedoya, Paul Bessems, Vinay Gupta and Warren Puckett

By 2020 the global data economy is predicted to be worth $906 billion. Data analytics will soon be indispensable to any economic activity and decision-making process. But who is safeguarding our data and who is currently extracting its financial value? This course offers practical and theoretical knowledege of data economics for use within an organisation or community. 

Fri, 20/07/2018 to Sun, 22/07/2018

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell

Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do.

Bones Of Ritual - sitting by a fire

Mon, 17/09/2018 to Fri, 28/09/2018

With Colin Campbell and Lucy Hinton

This course is an extraordinary opportunity to take part in an an experience of deep self-exploration using traditional techniques, ritual practices and wilderness methods from the indigenous South African traditions.  This experience will include teaching time, deep conversation and sharing, group divination processes, reflection and integration time in the classroom and the wild surrounds of Schumacher College as well as a magical steam ritual.

Schumacher College Experience Week

Mon, 01/10/2018 to Fri, 05/10/2018

With Richenda Macgregor

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.

Mon, 08/10/2018 to Fri, 12/10/2018

With Laura Lengnick

Take this practical, hands-on course if you want to cultivate soil that is alive and vital, soil that is teaming with beneficial organisms, soil has the capacity to produce healthy food, healthy people, and healthy community. Learn how to use time-tested methods to grow healthy soils in your garden and on your farm, practice using some simple tools to measure and monitor soil health over time, and explore the potential for healthy soils to promote your health and the health of our planet in a changing climate.

Fri, 12/10/2018 to Sun, 14/10/2018

With Laura Lengnick

Fundamental to our identity as a species, crucial to the health and well-being of our communities, the way that we eat fuels the 21st century challenges that threaten our way of life. How do we resolve this dilemma? This course explores the transformative power of story as a catalyst for personal and social transformation in this age of climate change. In this week-long intensive on transformational story-telling skills, you can learn how to tell stories that spark the kind of social learning needed to put us on the path to a resilient food future.

GNH Centre Bhutan

Mon, 19/11/2018 to Fri, 30/11/2018

With Dr. Julia Kim, Della Duncan and Julie Richardson

The GNH Practitioners Program is a collaborative one-year program hosted by the GNH Centre in Bhutan, and Schumacher College in the UK. The 3 residential modules, combined with online activities and support are designed to lead each participant on a personal journey of inspiration, discovery and capacity building. The program is designed to help all participants cultivate the skills and experience to develop their own GNH-inspired prototype.

Tree

Mon, 14/01/2019 to Fri, 18/01/2019

With Simon Robinson and Maria Moraes Robinson

Holonomics is a powerful approach for the profound transformation of organisations. This course has been created to help people make a practical impact on the evolution and sustainability of businesses based on universal human values and the expansion of consciousness. This is a unique opportunity to learn directly with the creators of Holonomics, authors and consultants Simon Robinson and Maria Moraes Robinson, who will be introducing their framework, tools and method -  from the development of an organisation’s strategy, to the creation of flourishing business models and the implementation of customer experiences with soul.

Schumacher College

Mon, 04/02/2019 to Fri, 08/02/2019

With Richenda Macgregor

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.

Satish Kumar

Fri, 15/02/2019 to Sun, 17/02/2019

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell

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.

Satish Kumar

Mon, 24/06/2019 to Fri, 28/06/2019

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell

Embrace complexity in place of complication and learn how to transform even the small activities in life into something extra-ordinary.

Satish Kumar

Fri, 19/07/2019 to Sun, 21/07/2019

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell

Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do.

Schumacher College

Mon, 07/10/2019 to Fri, 11/10/2019

With Richenda Macgregor

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.