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February Newsletter - Soul, Spirit and Story Opens

February Newsletter | Holistic Education & Sustainability Programs
Thursday, 5 February, 2015

Our new programme, Soul, Spirit and Story, is now open at Dartington Hall's Elmhirst Centre! 

For courses and events that look at the values, beliefs and stories that underpin our actions in the world please click here

And for the rest of our short courses at the Old Postern, click here

More to come soon from Charles Eisenstein, Matthew Fox, Bruce Lipton, Thom Hartmann and Polly Higgins.

We look forward to sharing 2015 with you – connecting, collaborating and learning for change.

Click here for news of our birthday celebrations and watch out for our March crowdfunding campaign, raising money for the long-awaited Schumacher International Network for Change.

New Courses

Voice of the Earth - Shamanism, Story and Spiritual Ecology, 27 April - 8 May

With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldeback

Learn to shift your consciousness, come into more direct contact with different aspects of nature and create new stories for the Earth. Click here for more info

Towards a Commons-Based Political Economy - Rethinking State, Market and Civil Society, 21 - 24 April

With Michel Bauwens, John Restakis and Kevin Flanagan

Explore the fast-moving world of co-operation, collaboration and the commons as it relates to economic practice and social change with these leading thinkers. Click here for more info

Music as A Way of Life - JUNE RETREAT, 1 – 5, 8 – 12, 15 – 19, 22 – 26 June

amjad ali khan

With Amjad Ali Khan and friends

Join us for one, two, three or four weeks of movement, meditation and music with one of India’s greatest sarod players and friends. No instrument is required, just a love of music and how it can be used to make change in the world. Click here for more info


Places left on …

Dying To Be Me – Living a More Authentic Life, 2 – 6 March

With Anita Moorjani

A very rare opportunity to work with bestselling author Anita Moorjani in an intimate retreat setting. This is a life-changing course, based on Anita’s experience of a Near Death Experience during which she recovered from terminal cancer. Not to be missed! - bursaries are available. Click here for more info

Mindful Baking, Mindful Food, 23 – 27 March

The Art of Mindful Baking Julia PonsonbyWith Andrew Whitley, Julia Ponsonby and Sister Jewel

A week of mindfulness, baking, food-based activism and yoga with founder of the Real Bread Campaign Andrew Whitley, author of The Art of Mindful Baking Julia Ponsonby and Sister Jewel, co-editor of Thich Nhat Hhan's book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.  Click here for more info

Click here for a blog by Julia Ponsonby: The Art of Mindful Baking, Returning the Heart to the Hearth 

Postgraduate News

A big welcome to our new students in Ecological Design Thinking who started last month.

Application is now open for 2015/16 intake on the following programmes:

Holistic Science (MSc, PG Cert)

Economics for Transition (MA, PG Cert)Ecological Design, Ecological Systems Theory, Development Masters	- Postgraduate

Ecological Design Thinking (MA, PG Cert, PG Dip)

Applications open soon:

Ecological Food Systems (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

Click here for a crowd-funding campaign from one of our resident students this year - Terry Hurtado's 'Life for Water and Animals'


Brazilian Certificate

Are you living in Brazil? Do you feel called to join a learning community making a difference to the specific themes, opportunities and challenges of your country? We are delighted to announce a pioneering certificate-level course for participants in Brazil, run by Escola Schumacher Brasil. Click here for more info


Next Earth Talks

11 February @ 8pm in Refectory, Higher Close Merging garden city heritage with a food forest in Amsterdam - Debra Solomon

Future Earth Talks

an ancient journey25 February @ 8pm in Refectory, Higher Close An Ancient Journey - The story of our stone age camp in the wilderness

Other Events

The Universe Story Event, 14 March

The science from the origin of the Universe to the present day. Speakers, activities and stalls. Click here for more info

The Mystics and Scientists conference, April 10-12

A creative understanding of the complementary roles of scientific and mystical approaches to reality. Click here for more info


The Art of Mindful Baking, Returning the Heart to the Hearth by Julia Ponsonby

Brazil: the launch of the Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition by Juliana Schneider


Earth Talk: The Earth Gnome - told by Martin Shaw

Earth Talk - Tatterhood, a story told by Martin Shaw

Earth Talk: Protecting British Mammals - Jordi Casamitjana

Earth Talk: Eating green for animals and our planet - Joyce D’Silva

Earth Talk - Bhutan and the Journey towards Happiness - Dr Julia Kim

Something interesting ... Cymantics with Nigel Stanford