In the midst of complexity
Even with the most promising projects and the best of collaborative intentions, we regularly run aground because of unexpected human politics and hidden complexity, or we simply lose energy and burn out.
Three courses in the Autumn term look at the root causes of why we struggle in our social, economic and environmental work. They offer exciting new ways to respond creatively, and with grounding, to the unforeseen happenings in our personal and working lives.
Spiritual Activism – Sustaining the Path of Non-Violence,
With Alastair McIntosh
Learn how to ground your work for positive change in a deep sense of spirit and non-violence. Alastair joins us in the week before he gives the Remembrance Day speech at the Imperial War Museum in London.
Working Live! Taking a Lead in the Midst of Complexity,
With Patricia Shaw and Rob Poynton
Bring your challenges, choices and concerns into this extraordinary practice space where you will find the courage and skills to overcome anxieties, act with spontaneity and try out new moves in situations of sticky people-politics.
Ecological Constellations: Mapping Systems and Voicing the Wild,
With Jenny Mackewn
Immerse yourself in the visible and invisible as we use this powerful systemic method to uncover and work with the hidden dynamics of families, organisations and ecosystems.
Wild Economics: Moving to a Localised Gift Culture,
With Mark Boyle, Fergus Drennan and Charles Eisenstein
Join these new pioneers of nature and gift-based economics to find out how you can meet your needs without reliance on outdated financial systems.
Call of the Wild: A Foundation in Environmental Education Outdoors! March – November 2014
In association with WildWise
This life-changing programme will give you the confidence, skills and experience to become an outdoor educator in a range of different settings. Please book early as we will sell out!
The Green Teeth of the Earth, The Blue Tent of the Sky: Re-awakening the Ecological Imagination, April – July 2014
With Martin Shaw, Tony Hoagland and John Gouldthorpe
Join us around the fire for a rich exploration of stories, myths and folk tales that have flourished out of a deep connection with the living world. Reawaken your imagination and find your inner story.
Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production (MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert)
Economics in Transition (MA, PG Cert)
Click here for a blog by Head of Economics Jonathan Dawson on Holistic Community-Based Education.
Holistic Science (MSc, PG Cert)
This month we have occupied the streets of Bristol and the lawn of Dartington Hall with our What If? series of talks showing that wild ideas flourish at Schumacher College.
Colombia Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition,–
Book now for this six month certificate programme for residents of Colombia. Teaching is with Schumacher College faculty and in-country facilitators and covers Schumacher material in relation to relevant cultural issues. Expect state of the art e-learning and an intensive residential.
Job Opportunity – Senior Lecturer in Ecological Design
Applications open 15 July – closing date
Join our faculty staff for this full-time senior lecturer role in Ecological Design. We are looking for an inspirational individual to lead our ground-breaking new postgraduate programme in Ecological Design Thinking, developed in partnership with the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University.
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 Heather.Gillard@
Sustainable Building Work Placements
Change Agents UK have six funded internships in Mallorca for graduates looking for experience and skills in sustainable building.
Next Earth Talk: – The Economics of Happiness
With Helena Norberg Hodge.
Join alternative Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of the worldwide localisation movement, Helena Norberg-Hodge for an inspirational talk that will explore the psychological, social, and ecological benefits of economic localisation, and the steps that can take us there.
Earth Talks Coming Up:
An Original Summer’s Exhibition & Fair, Schumacher College Craft Education Building,
Schumacher’s Resident Artist, Edward Campbell, invites you to an Exhibition and Fair featuring local artists and crafts from Totnes and South Hams. Follow the event on www.facebook.com/
Experiencing Dartmoor’s Magic with Inga Page and Satish Kumar,
Join Inga and Satish for a day’s walk in the Drizzlecombe/Down Tor area of Dartmoor, raising funds for Devon Wildlife Trust. Reserve your place through [email protected].
Our friends at Embercombe are offering a 50% discount on their July ‘Catalyst’ course designed for 18 – 25 year olds looking for essential leadership and change-making skills. Please contact [email protected]and quote ‘Schumacher discount’. For more details visit www.catalystcourse.co.uk
Green Vision Summer School, Jamie’s Farm, near Bath,
For 14 18 years old, an exciting week of community and leadership skills in the wild with foraging, bush craft, foraging and outdoor camping. Bursaries available. Please contact [email protected]
Colin Tudge Agrarian renaissance: scope for a million new jobs Click here to read
Jonathan Dawson Holistic Community-Based Education. Click here to read
Ruth Potts What if? Click here to read
Inga Page The SCHed talks at Big Green Week Click here to read
Sean Dagan Wood What if News Was Positive Click here to read
Lou Rainbow Schumacher College at Dartington’s Tagore Festival Click here to read
Andrea Olsen Sustainability and Art Making (pdf) Click here to read
Inspired by Schumacher College
Inspired by Schumacher: ‘A love journey towards wellbeing’ Click here to read
If you have been inspired by Schumacher College and want to share your project, please send your thoughts and a link to Rachel.fleming@