Latest news and blogs

Latest news and blogs

building a bench in brazil
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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
garden team

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
bean bashing

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.
mindful thoughts for cooks

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.
carbon footprint graphic
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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.
Steisel family
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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.
carrying apples

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?
college sign

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
people's rally
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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