Finding Deeper Purpose – May Newsletter – Schumacher College

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Finding Deeper Purpose – May Newsletter

Do you long to align your work and life to a deeper purpose in service of people and planet?

The Right Livelihood Programme – Finding Deeper Purpose, November 2014

With Ha Vinh Tho, Julia Kim, Julie Richardson and Satish Kumar
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This November we launch a year-long programme in partnership with the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan.

With residential weeks at Schumacher College and in Bhutan, and with online learning in between, this is for all those seeking a transformative path towards their own right livelihood.

New Courses

The Pilgrim Way: Setting the Direction for a Future Life, 11 – 15 June

With David Whyte and Satish Kumar

Join soul poet David Whyte for this intimate intensive from which you can expect to emerge with a deeper understanding of your own gifts and the courage and resolve to bring them into the world.
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Standing Up for Life – Invoking the New Paradigm, 7 – 11 July

With Nnimmo Bassey and Liz Hosken

Contribute to the growing movement of people standing up for the fundamental laws of life understood by generations of our ancestors before us.
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Green Entrepreneurship in Action: From Making a Profit to Making a Difference, July 2014 – January 2015

With the Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs and special guests

How can we do good while doing well? A six month learning journey of support and inquiry with leading green and ethical entrepreneurs.
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Bursaries available

Thanks to generous funding, we can now offer bursary places on the following courses.
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The Future of Money: Driving Innovation and Creativity in Exchange Systems, 2 – 6 June

With Leander Bindewald, Jonathan Dawson, Stephanie Rearick (videolink) and David Boyle

Join us for a radical rethink of the world’s exchange systems and currencies.
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A Maker’s Journey, 16 – 20 June

With Richenda Macgregor, Nick Kary, Dolly Kary, and Duncan Passmore

What does it mean to live a hand-made life? Through stories, clay, pigment and wood, we will explore the relationship between our hands, nature’s materials and each other, with local craftspeople using local materials.
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The Journey of the Universe – A New Story for Our Times, 23 – 27 June

With Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

A few places still available for this inspiring week that looks to the science and story of our evolving universe as a backdrop for our work in the world.
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Postgraduate News

If you have yet to apply for postgraduate programmes in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition, please do so now to make the selection panel and allow for VISA application.

For Sustainable Horticulture and Ecological Design Thinking, please apply by 30 July.

For all postgraduate courses, we will continue to receive applications throughout the year.

Click to see what the Holistic Science students have been up to this term – VIDEO

Click here to see Economics for Transition students – VIDEO

Click here for Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production – VIDEO


Join our consortium bid for Parsonage Farm, Dartington

A once in a generation opportunity has arisen to bid for the farm tenancy at the heart of the Dartington Estate. Join us to create a coalition which reflects the ecological principles of diversity, resilience and interconnection in farming.
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WildWise Outdoor and Environmental Education Training Days

We are delighted to work with WildWise to offer an exciting programme of one-day courses to develop skills and resources of professionals working in the field of outdoor and environmental education
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The Pilgrims Return

Congratulations to the College’s House Manager William Thomas and all postgraduate students who made it across Dartmoor last month in celebration of their residential stay with us. Click here for blogs by William and Dartmoor Walks This Way’s founder Inga Page who led the walk trough the difficult bits.

Deep Time Walk

If you haven’t experienced Stephan Harding’s Deep Time Walk yet, read about it here in the latest issue of Transition Free Press – the free magazine for the Transition Movement. Click here to read >>

Calling all volunteers

If you have been on a short course and are interested in volunteering at the College for a period of one to three months, please send your details to [email protected]


Next Earth Talk: The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision – Fritjof Capra

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Date: Wednesday 7 May
Venue: The Great Hall, Dartington Hall Trust, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL
Time: 8pm – 10:00 pm
Entrance: £5.00 / £4.00 concessions.

Coming soon

14 MayPolly Higgins – I Dare You To Be Great
21 May – Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible
28 MaySandor Katz
13 June – David Whyte
16 JulySatish Kumar

The Disguises of the Heart and the Soul of the World: Image, Hillman, and the Road of Story, 16 & 17 May 2014

With Martin Shaw and John Gouldthorpe

Through story, discussion, and the challenging work of psychologist James Hillman, we will explore relationship to heart, the experience of beauty and an animate earth. Martin Shaw will be telling the lengthiest and most complex of the Grimm’s brothers tales – “The Two Brothers”, from the Friday evening to the close, whilst John Gouldthorpe will be our guide through some of the intricate revelations of Hillman.
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Other events

Embercombe, The Journey, 11 – 16 May

Love your world and want to make a difference?
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International Trade or Corporate Raid? The truth behind the new Transatlantic Trade Agreement, 23 May 6:30-9:30pm – Burgh House, New End Square Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT*

Join the Gaia Foundation and international trade researcher Linda Kaucher to discover how the new EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) threatens to weaken European regulations on environment, public health, biological and chemical safety. Visit the Gaia Foundation website or email [email protected]


Happiness and wellbeing trump material growth – The Guardian Julie Richardson

“Happiness is more important than GDP. This will not be a surprising statement for many, but what is surprising is that the statement comes from the former head of the civil service, permanent secretary to the Treasury and UK member of the IMF, Lord Gus O’Donnell. The statement coincided with the launch of the Wellbeing and Policy Report, commissioned by the Legatum Institute.” Read more >>

An economics fit for the 21st century: Letter to The Guardian – Jonathan Dawson

“What a shame that the plug was pulled on accreditation of the heterodox economics course organised by the Manchester University students (Editorial, 3 April).” Read more >>

College garden update from Joanna Wright

Joanna Wright provides an update on all the latest activity in the Schumacher College gardens and our dynamic programmes in sustainable horticulture. Read here >>

A Pilgrimage of Conviviality Across Dartmoor

William Thomas leads the walk – Read here >>
Inga Page is our guide – Read here >>


Schumacher College Insight – Spring 2014

A further adventure in New Economics: Happiness Works – Nic Marks

Earth Talk: From war zones to the Happiness Country – Ha Vinh Tho

Contact us

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