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Schumacher Experience - Winter 2018

With Satish Kumar and Stephan Harding

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.
This course is full.

With Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding and Fiona Tilley

Facilitated by Rebeh Furze and Richenda MacGregor

This course is full, but please sign up for our waiting list here.

At A Glance

  • Fully residential with beautifully prepared vegetarian meals at Schumacher College
  • Incorporate the Head, Heart, and Hands philosophy in your daily rhythm
  • Daily teachings from resident faculty

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.

Contributors & Facilitators

 

This course is full.
With Satish Kumar and Stephan Harding
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.

Dr Stephan Harding FLS

Stephan Harding

Stephan coordinates and lectures on MSc Holistic Science, teaching on the core models of the programme, as well as on several short courses at the College.  He was born in Venezuela in 1953, and came to England at the age of six.  Since childhood Stephan has had a deep fascination with the natural world which led him to do a degree in Zoology at the University of Durham and then a doctorate on the behavioural ecology of the muntjac deer at Oxford University.  He later returned to Venezuela where he was a field assistant for the Smithsonian Institute, studying mammalian diversity in the rainforest and in the lowland plains. He also spent two years as Visiting Professor in Wildlife Management at the National University in Costa Rica. 

In 1990 Stephan was one of the founding members of Schumacher College where he worked closely with James Lovelock, with whom he has maintained a long-lasting friendship and scientific collaboration.  They were jointly appointmed as founding chair holders of the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo.  At Schumacher College Stephan has taught alongside many of the world’s leading ecological thinkers and activists, including Arne Naess, Fritjof Capra, Vandana Shiva, David Abram, James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis.

Rebeh Furze

Rebeh has a background and education in Social Ecology, Permaculture, and Holistic Science. In addition she has an abiding passion for sense of place and our experience of the wild, a love of organic growing and cooking and a deep interest in group process and facilitation. She is combining these interests and experience to explore, in as many ways as she can, how we can develop a more authentic and holistic relationship to each other and the world around us.

She says: “Schumacher College has a perfect synthesis of my diverse interests. Working at the college provides a deep, intelligent and playful opportunity to learn together about the mystery of the world around and within us. The amazing people it attracts from all over the world, the beautiful place it is in and the phenomenal teachers it hosts all combine to make it a truly unique and special place.”

Richenda Macgregor

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.

Fiona Tilley

Dr Fiona Tilley

Dr Fiona Tilley completed her PhD research into the environmental practices of small and medium sized enterprises in 1998. A career in academia followed with positions at Durham University Business School and latterly the Sustainability Research Institute at the University Leeds. She has published extensively in the field of sustainability entrepreneurship and emerging new business models. From 2009 she stepped back from conventional education in sustainability social sciences to explore alternative and transformational learning practices. Finding Schumacher College has been a significant place of influence. More recently the College has offered opportunities to facilitate short courses and to convene modules on the MA Ecology and Spirituality and to be the Programme Co-ordinate for Becoming Indigenous.

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A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.
 

Short Course Bursaries create an opportunity for an individual to experience the powerful transformative learning by joining a course that assists the participant to inspire their wider community and benefits from the participant’s own unique contribution. It is our hope that our bursaries support a wide cross section of participation on our short course programme. The number of bursaries available is limited, competition is strong and funding is not always available for every short course. Please be aware that most bursaries are in the region of 10% – 20% of the course fee so please be prepared to raise funding from other sources.  A bursary award is not intended to cover travel or incidental expenses.

Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary
• Complete the questions below along with the name of the course you wish to apply for and email to shortcourseadmin@schumachercollege.org.uk
• Ensure that you have read the Bursary Terms and Conditions in conjunction with the Short Course Terms and Conditions and indicate your agreement.

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?
     

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.