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Video Archive – ‘Voices for the Earth’

Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders and activists come to teach at Schumacher College.

Where possible we share their inspirational contributions through our series of Earth Talks open to the general public – most of which are filmed so that we can spread the word more widely.

This video archive dates back to 2010 and represents a wealth of insight and information about the pressing issues of the 21st Century, through different voices speaking on behalf of the Earth.

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Schumacher College Insight: November - December 2013

This is the third of a series of insights into Schumacher College life. This episode, filmed between November-December 2013, is presented by William Thomas, house manager at Schumacher College.

An interview with Martin Shaw

Rachel Fleming interviews Martin Shaw about the newly crafted shepherds hut and his new residency at Schumacher College during 2013-2014

Earth talk: The Intuitive Way of Knowing - A Tribute to Brian Goodwin

To mark the great impact of his work on broadening and deepening the subject of biology, the book The Intuitive Way of Knowing: A Tribute to Brian Goodwin has just been published by Floris Books. This talk sees the launch the book with some of the authors and people who worked with Brian Goodwin.

Adventures in New Economics 11: Julie Richardson, Bringing Gross National Happiness Home

Julie Richardson, senior lecturer in Economics for Transition, shares the vision and practice of Gross National Happiness from her recent visit to Bhutan and asks the question what can we learn from this experiment in the West.

Adventures in New Economics 10: Pat Conaty – Solidarity Co-operatives – a Structure for co-developing Local Economies.

Adventures in New Economics: Solidarity Co-operatives have been developed as a unique multi-stakeholder Co-operative system since the 1980s. They are unique because co-production members include paid workers, volunteers, service users and social investors

Earth Talk: Stories of the Great Turning

This Earth Talk at Schumacher College features contributors to the recently published book, “Stories of the Great Turning” published by the co-operative Vala Publishing. Speakers include Sarah Bird (Vala Publishing), Peter Reason and Melanie Newman (co-editors), Ruth Ben-Tovim (Encounters), Emma Kidd (Schumacher College MSc Holistic Science graduate and founder Emiliano Underwear) and Jane Riddiford (Global Generation, London).

Earth Talk: Ha Vinh Tho - The Bhutan Experiment

Ha Vinh Tho from the Centre for Gross National Happiness, Bhutan gives a talk about GNH and The Bhutan Experiment at Schumacher College.

LISTEN: Ha Vinh Tho - Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Dr. Ha Vinh Tho talks about his work in Bhutan and how GNH directly addresses global, national and mental challenges by pointing to the non-material roots of wellbeing, enhancing human happiness and the wellbeing of all life

Adventures in New Economics 9: Brett Scott – Applying Permacultural Design Principles to Finance

Adventures in New Economics: Can the 12 Principles of Permaculture offer insights into how to design and build alternative financial instruments? Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money argues that they can, and illustrates this through examples of alternatives in action.

A Tribute to Brian Goodwin

This tribute to the life and work of Brian Goodwin has contributions from a range of speakers who spoke about their work and life with Brian during a special evening at Schumacher College dedicated to a new book, ‘The Intuitive Way of Knowing – A Tribute to Brian Goodwin” published by Floris Books.

Adventures in New Economics 8: Peter Smith – Land Value Tax and CLTs

The fact that the fruits of nature are not equally shared lies at the heart of a great many of our economic and social ills. This talk examines the economic principles that govern the distribution of wealth and looks at practical ways that the principle of Earth Sharing can be implemented, including Land Value Tax and Community Land Trusts

Adventures in New Economics 7: Tony Greenham – Citizens vs Markets: Have the markets won?

Five years ago the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a financial crisis in the USA and Europe that rocked the global economic system. Suddenly the ‘Masters of the Universe’ running the world’s megabanks lost their aura of invincibility. Since then we have had enquiries and commissions, reams of new legislation and even the occasional apology from contrite bankers and regulators

Adventures in New Economics 6: Mary Mellor – Sustaining Life: Ecofeminism and Economic Man.

Mary Mellor argues that the current economic system is flawed because it is based on a number of myths including the notion of ‘economic man’. From an ecofeminist perspective she will put forward an alternative approach that could create socially just and ecologically sustainable economies.

Adventures in New Economics 5: Isabel Carlisle In the National Interest: Community Charters and Asset Mapping.

Isabel Carlisle is part of a team that co-designed a Community Charter for the peoples of Falkirk, Scotland, who are opposing the application of Dart Energy to start coal-bed methane extraction in the area.

Adventures in New Economics 4: Jonathan Dawson – What lies beyond the Washington Consensus?

It is clear that the period of ‘Washington Consensus’ — during which market liberalisation and free trade have been imposed on great swathes of the ‘developing world’ by the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation — is coming to an end.