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Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2018

Course dates: 
Monday, 1 October, 2018 to Friday, 5 October, 2018
Schumacher College Experience Week

With Satish Kumar, June Mitchell
Facilitated by Richenda MacGregor

At a Glance

  • Enjoy talks, facilitated sessions on a variety of topics such as Gaia Theory, Complexity and social enterprise and enjoy personal enquiry time
  • Attend to your own personal questions and empower and enable others through group participation
  • Take part in our Head, Heart, and Hands philosophy that is an integral philosophy of the college

About This Course

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.

Through talks, facilitated sessions and personal enquiry time this course will give you an opportunity to attend to your own personal questions and empower and enable others through group participation and active listening. The rhythm of the week will include elements and creative exercises that expand and support the Head, Heart, and Hands philosophy that is an integral philosophy of the college.

You will have the opportunity to attend a daily talk by one of our resident faculty on a variety of topics such as Gaia Theory, Complexity and social enterprise. You can also avail fully of our wide range of facilities including our gardens, library, meditation room, kitchens, and broadband internet. As part of the course field trips are planned which may take in the breath-taking scenery of Dartmoor, the nearby Devonshire coast, or the tranquility of the River Dart.

Overall this course aims to create some space for you to sit with your own current and personal inquiries as well as explore how the college functions and learn more about some of the exciting and innovative ideas that form the basis of teachings at Schumacher College.

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Satish is a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist. He has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality.

In 1973 Satish settled in the United Kingdom taking up the post of editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he has held ever since, making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. During this time, he has been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College.

Richenda Macgregor

Richenda Macgregor is the creative director of studio 45. A potter for 25 years, she also spent several years running a teaching centre for ceramics.  Richenda is passionate about Making and passionate about ceramics in general.  Constantly learning, this quality of engagement is reflected in her enthusiasm and thorough teaching style.  She has successfully trained 4 apprentices over recent years and teaches and facilitates at Schumacher College. Studio 45 is the culmination of a long held vision finally coming to fruition. Richenda lives in Dartington with her partner Andrew and makes porcelain thrown ware in the ‘shed’ at the bottom of the garden.

June Mitchell

Life-long partner of Satish, June Mitchell leads Qi Kong-Dong Stick or Bamboo stick exercises.

Fee: 
£ 550.00
Course fees include all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon, and includes four nights private accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.