Latest news and blogs

Latest news and blogs

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Technology can set us free - but we need to re-think leadership first

We need to change outdated leadership and management models to help us address problems in our society says blockchain consultant Paul Bessems
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International speakers head to Transition Design Symposium

Saturday, 16 June, 2018
How can we all come together to speed up the transition to a more sustainable society?
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What is the blockchain and why should you learn how it works?

Conceptually, a blockchain is a tool that allows users to store information and be assured it will remain intact without having to trust any particular individual or institution, such as a bank, to safeguard it. It works by financially incentivising anyone with an interest in keeping it secure and then trusting that, collectively, this group will not act against the shared group interest.
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Why the World Needs Holistic Science by Stephan Harding

When we integrate an awareness of qualities and quantities we develop an expanded science which not only makes us clever, but which also make us wise.
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Learning can be a family affair

Monday, 21 January, 2019
Schumacher College hosts six members of the same family on a holistic business short course.
Power Of Local
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The Power of Local by Helena Norberg-Hodge

Moving towards a more local economy is good for humanity as well as well as business
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Free Earth Talks tickets for people on a low income

Thursday, 17 May, 2018
Increasing accessibility of talks at Schumacher College
Birte Schulze
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A student's perspective - by Birte Schulze

Student Birte Schulze celebrates the benefits of an alternative education
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Using local wisdom for sustainable change

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
How putting the eco-system at the centre of design challenges can benefit a community.
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Healthy soil is crucial to our survival says Caroline Aitken

Visiting teacher Caroline Aitken considers the crucial relationship between the soil we rely on to grow our food and the bacteria within our bodies.
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Author of 'Life as a Beast' Charles Foster comes to Schumacher College

Monday, 14 May, 2018
The writer who decided there was only one way to fully explore the boundary between man and animal.
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Utopia is not a destination - Ruth Potts

An interview with Ruth Potts about the power of Utopian thinking in an age of crisis.
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Meeting the next generation of ecological designers by Mona Nasseri

Mona Nasseri delights in the transformative power of ecological design thinking for schoolchildren in India.
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The mystery and magic of stone circles by Dr Andy Letcher

Dr Andy Letcher reflects on the unique power of certain places to connect us with the land.
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Where ideas take flight by Roberto Fraquelli

A trip to the Centre of Imagination in the Himalayas in India gives Roberto Fraquelli and his ecological design thinking students a chance to pause and wonder.