Latest news and blogs

Latest news and blogs

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Whence Leadership on Climate Change?

Jonathan Dawson says there has never been a more pressing need for a "nanny state" to urgently address climate change.

Trustees give the green light for a new overarching learning structure at Dartington

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018
Trustees give the green light for a new overarching learning structure at Dartington which will be led by the Dartington Learning Executive (DLE). This will help to secure the future of Schumacher College.
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Learning can be a family affair

Schumacher College hosts six members of the same family on a holistic business short course.
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Small producers are the key to food sustainability

Wednesday, 3 October, 2018
Brexit continues to throw up many questions but will the government use the opportunity to re-think food production?
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Schumacher College launches social media platform

Monday, 10 September, 2018
New community platform aims to become an exchange point for ideas and inspiration.
Students from Brazil

Alumni project boosts local economy

Thursday, 6 September, 2018
A community currency project in Brazil shows the benefits of supporting the local economy
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We can all be agents of political change says Ruth Potts

New municipal movements are gaining ground worldwide. Ahead of a new course at Schumacher College, Ruth Potts looks at how local politics is getting a new lease of life.
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Moving Upstream in the World of International Development by Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson argues that we need to change the words we use to talk about international development if we want to offer our support
Holonomics at Schumacher College
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Designing Flourishing Businesses with Soul by Simon Robinson

The Holonomics approach treats business organisations as authentic and coherent wholes, including radically new ways to envision strategy development and implementation, customer experience design and business model evolution. Financial results are seen from a systemic perspective as an important but not unique factor which enable an organisation to achieve long term sustainability, being the outcome of purpose-driven missions and visions.
Gut Bacteria
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Partners in Gaia by Stephan Harding

Stephan Harding considers how new research on gut bacteria is making us re-evaluate our understanding of ecology and evolution.
water research on River Dart
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What the Water Gave Me by Rafaela Graça Scheiffer

Alumnus Rafaela Graça Scheiffer talks about how her study of holistic science has informed her evolving research how she is exploring 'the new water paradigm'.
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Nature's Fragile Harmonies by Stephan Harding

How harmony can emerge from a delicate reconciliation between opposites.
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Kickstarting Local Economic Transition - Jay Tompt suggests a four point framework

There's never been a better time to mobilise local communities to take control of their economic destiny writes Jay Tompt.
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The Local Entrepreneur Forum has the power to change our economy - Jay Tompt

The LEF is an opportunity to create space for a new story about how economic activity fits into the context of the kind of society and community we really want, including the roles we can all play.
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Let's be performers rather than bystanders in the new economy - Jonathan Dawson

We need to think of a new language to enable those engaged in the new emerging social economy to make sense of their experiences.