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The Joy Of Six: Online Earth Talk Series

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 20:00


Schumacher College presents a new earth talk series ‘the joy of six’. The series will feature six inspirational and informative online earth talks with our leading contributors including Chris Johnstone, Jonathan Dawson in conversation with David Holyoake, Rupert Read and Skeena Rathor, Jenny Mackewn, Manda Scott and Terry Irwin. Each presenter is talking about their specialist subject but in relation to Covid 19 and the global crisis. This is the main theme that will link the whole series but from six different perspectives. Each perspective is connected to our Schumacher values.

Through this series we hope to inform and educate on subjects such as personal resilience, eco-spirituality and conscious evolution. Our time is now to seize the opportunity to make a real difference. Please join us for the joy of six over the next six consecutive Wednesday evenings. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. 

We are delighted to let you know that The Joy Of Six Online Earth Talk Series is part of the Gift Economy – meaning you can join without charge. You may chose to give a donation to help support Schumacher College programmes for which we would be grateful at checkout.


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After the pandemic: seizing the opportunity with Jonathan Dawson and David Holyoake

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Conscious Evolution with Manda Scott

27 May 2020 - 8pm BST

Manda Scott believes that we are on the edge of the next evolutionary step and that it is one of consciousness, consciously chosen: that we are now the conscious creators of our own destiny - but that we can only make it if we work as an integral part of the wider web of the More than Human world.

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COVID-19: Looking at the pandemic through the lens of Transition Design With Professor Terry Irwin

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