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Daily Schedule

A sample of daily life on a short course at Schumacher College

Times Details
7:15 - 7:45am Optional meditation
The day begins with a period of quiet contemplation and the cultivation of self-knowledge – sometimes guided, sometimes not
7:45 - 8:30am Breakfast
Usually porridge, cereals, toast, yogurt and juice
8:30 - 8:45am Morning meeting
The community meets to talk about the coming day, share a reading and awaken body and mind
8:45 - 9:30am Community groups
The community is involve in cleaning the facilities, making meals or gardening for 30-45 minutes
10:00 - 11:15am 1st Morning session
11:15 - 11:45am Coffee break
11:45 - 1:00pm  2nd Morning session
From 10am to 1pm with a coffee break in the middle. Often the first session is a lecture and the second session more interactive
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
Always vegetarian, organic or locally sourced if possible, soups, salads, and breads – all made in the Schumacher kitchen
2:15 - 4:30pm Afternoons
Often more loosely structured to give participants time personalise their learning experience. It could be a field trip to the coast or Dartmoor and offers the opportunity for reflection. On one or two days, the teacher might offer a tutorial.
4:30 - 6:30pm Participants help prepare dinner, usually a very popular activity!
6:30 - 7:30pm Dinner
8:15 - 9:30pm Evening session
This might include a public talk, an open discussion, or a party on the last evening of a course
From 9:30pm on… An opportunity to get together in a relaxed atmosphere and see what emerges….