Schumacher College News

Schumacher College News

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Jon Rae to step down as head of Schumacher College

Monday, 5 March, 2018
Satish Kumar pays tribute to the 'diligence and devotion' of Jon Rae who is stepping down from his role as head of Schumacher College.

Calls for support for a community bank

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
What if there was a bank that put people before profits? Plans are underway for a community savings that will support local businesses and invest money in local resources.
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Connecting with nature is a good medicine

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018
Immersing yourself in the natural world with the practice of forest bathing has been shown to have lasting health benefits.
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There is hope for the future of food and farming

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018
The wealth of young talent at the recent Oxford Real Farming Conference is cause for optimism.

Work With Us: Sustainable Horticulture Trainer and Gardener

Friday, 5 January, 2018
An exciting opportunity has opened up to join the Horticulture team as a horticulturalist and student trainer. We are looking for an experienced horticulturalist with a passion for sustainable food growing; you will be an excellent team player, a skilled communicator with a flexible approach to work and a commitment to values of Schumacher College and Dartington.
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Alumuni gather to create the Schumacher Network

Tuesday, 19 December, 2017
The launch of a new platform for alumuni and friends aims to place Schumacher's ecological values on an international stage.

In harmony with nature

Monday, 6 November, 2017
Stephan Harding weaves his magic at the Royal Albert Hall

Help bring solar power to hurricane hit Puerto Rico

Monday, 6 November, 2017
Crowdfunding campaign launched to help thousands of families without electricity.
Re-thinking the future in a global online forum

Re-thinking the future in a global online forum

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
Staff and students are joining leading thinkers and practioners in a three-week online forum to consider how we could re-design everything.

Devon-authored deep time audio book launches crowdfunding appeal

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017
Raising £20,000 will enable Deep Time Walk to become a self-sustainable social enterprise – with profits reinvested and used to fund scholarships at Schumacher College, an international centre for nature-based learning located in Dartington, South Devon and at which Dr Harding is resident ecologist.

UK Heritage Lottery Fund supports Deep Time Walk

Thursday, 15 June, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Deep Time Walk App project team have received a £10,000 match-fund pledge from the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. As a result, the team are now crowdfunding to raise money to spread awareness and fulfil the potential of this transformative educational tool.

Schumacher College celebrates successful Higher Education Review

Thursday, 9 March, 2017
The report confirms the judgements of the Higher Education Review panel; that the maintenance of academic standards of awards offered on behalf of the degree-awarding body, the quality and enhancement of students' learning opportunities and the quality of in-formation about learning opportunities all meet or exceed UK expectations.

The GNH Masterclass: An Advanced Program on Implementing GNH

Friday, 17 February, 2017
The GNH Masterclass program has been created in response to the growing international interest in Bhutan’s unique, alternative development paradigm, Gross National Happiness (GNH). In contrast to the narrow pursuit of economic growth for its own sake, GNH promotes the sustainable happiness and wellbeing of all life.

The ‘Jali ardhi’ [Care for the land] Project

Thursday, 2 February, 2017
Dartington Hall through Ecological Design Thinking programme in Schumacher College has joined a multidisciplinary research project in collaboration with Plymouth University, Exeter University, Nelson Mandala African Institute in Tanzania, The International Water Management Institute (an CGIAR organisation). The ‘Jali ardhi’ [Care for the land] project investigates the socio-ecological resilience to soil erosion driven by extreme events in East Africa