Latest news and blogs

Latest news and blogs

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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.
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Bringing Creativity Home - by Tim Crabtree

Tim Crabtree has just returned from a collaborative project in Brazil to support women and young people to develop their own social enterprises
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Baby ducks find new home with War Horse author's charity

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
Indian runner ducks raised by the Schumacher College garden team have a new role helping to educate children about the countryside
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Celebrating the humble bean

Thursday, 22 November, 2018
Schumacher College hosts it's annual bean party to celebrate the harvest of the power-packed pulse.
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Food for thought

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
Schumacher Colleges head of food has released a new pocket-sized book that shows how easy it is to incorporate mindfulness into our lives.

A reinvention of the postgraduate programme portfolio

Monday, 12 November, 2018
Two of the current masters programmes, MA Ecological Design Thinking and MA Economics for Transition, are currently open for applications for the 2019/20 acedemic year. The reduction in programmes offered for the next academic year will create the time and headspace needed for the Schumacher staff to work on reinventing the postgraduate portfolio. Dartington Learning and Schumacher College are intent on maintaining the core values of Schumacher teaching in this process and building on the depth of experience and content developed in the delivery of all the postgraduate programmes
Sam Colli and Trung Pham

Creating the next generation of global leaders

Sunday, 4 November, 2018
We introduce two of our students on the Chevening Scholarship programme.
Ella Sparks

Project aiming to revitalise the traditional Totnes Apple

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
New project offers chance to save disappearing varieties of traditional apple.