Latest news and blogs

Latest news and blogs


Challenge to kick the toxic shopping habit

Thursday, 13 June, 2019
The fast fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to global pollution - so alumnus Emma Kidd has launched a challenge for the fashion-hungry consumer.
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We need sustainability education that acknowledges ancient wisdom says Stephen Harding

Incorporating the ancient ways of knowing from indigenous cultures with our scientific knowledge will create a better understanding of how to care for our planet.
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We need to continue the legacy left by Polly Higgins says Jonathan Dawson

The death of Polly Higgins, the barrister who fought to have ecological damage recognised as a crime against humanity, is a tragedy on so many levels writes Jonathan Dawson.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
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Indigenous wisdom has much to teach us says Jonathan Dawson

In a second blog from the Findhorn Climate Change and Consciousness conference Jonathan Dawson finds the story and rituals of the indigenous wisdom holders have much to teach us about care for the Earth.
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A tribute to Polly Higgins

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019
Remembering barrister Polly Higgins, friend and fellow of Schumacher College who fought to get ecological harm acknowledged as a crime against nature.
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Is change finally coming? Jonathan Dawson feels a new mood of hope

In the first of a series of blogs from the Climate and Consciousness Conference at Findhorn, Jonathan Dawson senses a growing momentum and power in the social movements fighting for a revolution in our relationship to the Earth.
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Why need a more holistic approach to science by Stephan Harding.

If we are to care for our planet we need a transformational journey towards wholeness which cultivates our intuition and ability to sense and think in the practice of science as an alchemical journey, as a refinement of the soul.
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Can design catalyse the 'Great Transition'? by Ruth Potts

Do we need focus on values rather than detail in our visions of a kinder, fairer more sustainable future?
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Honouring unexpected outcomes by Roberto Fraquelli

Roberto Fraquelli reflects on the powerful impact of an ecological design thinking project between students and inmates at Dartmoor Prison
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Students support young activists to make their voice heard

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019
A group of Schumacher College students have been joining young climate change activists to encourage them to express their opinions and explore solutions.
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Time for a more ecological approach to economics says Jonathan Dawson

Nature is offering us solutions to living within our finite resources - we need to take heed.

New developments for Schumacher College and Dartington Learning

Monday, 18 March, 2019
PLANS have been announced to expand learning at Dartington with new course development at Schumacher College and the launch of a second college offering study in areas including the arts and social justice. These plans include making course fees more affordable to enable more applicants from a wider range of backgrounds to study on the estate.
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Cosmology can offer us a sense of purpose - by Andy Letcher

Is it possible that the study of cosmology, and the entertaining of alternatives, even for a moment, can change how we see the world - and help us create change?
Mona Nasseri co-designing with Maasai

Maasai communities co-design with Schumacher College

Monday, 11 March, 2019
Ecological Design Thinking process can bring diverse groups together to help create sustainable solutions

Schumacher College gets £2 million gift to repair roof

Thursday, 7 March, 2019
Generous donation helps secure the future of Schumacher College for the next twenty years and paves the way for expansion of learning on the Dartington Estate.