The Elmhirst Programme – Soul, Spirit and Story, 2015
Schumacher College is delighted to announce a new programme of short courses and events based in the beautiful Elmhirst Centre of Dartington Hall.
Starting in January 2015, we will bring together the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners of spiritual traditions, indigenous wisdoms and mind and consciousness studies to explore the common understandings and emerging stories of our time.
Join us for courses with Iain McGilcrist, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Bill Plotkin, Margaret Wheatley, Satish Kumar, Matthew Fox and many more.
Myths from the Edge of the Fire, 10 – 14 November
With Martin Shaw, Paul Kingsnorth and special guest
An experiential course – ancient stories for modern times and how to tell them around the fire. Click here for more information and booking
A Makers Journey – Preparing for a Handmade Life, 1 – 5 December
With Richenda Macgregor, Dolly Kary, Nick Kary and special guest
Explore the relationship between hands, nature’s materials and each other through stories, clay, pigments and wood. Click here for more information and booking
Mind in Nature – a Three Week Intensive, 29 January – 6 February
With Anna Breytenbach, Rupert Sheldrake, Shantena Sabbadini, Stephen Harding and Philip Franses
Emerging evidence that the natural world is intelligent and communicative – investigate for yourself. Click here for more information and booking
Drawing on Indigenous Wisdom – A Three Week Intensive, 16 March – 2 April
With Jean Robert, Colin Campbell, Lucy Hinton, Martin Shaw, Mac Macartney, Stephan Harding, Philip Franses and Jonathan Dawson
Looking to the world’s wisdom traditions to inform the design of our social and economic structures. Click here for more information and booking
Gaia’s Feasts out now!
Gaia’s Feasts, Julia Ponsonby’s new book is out now! Available from Green Books – more mouth-watering recipes for family, friends and community from the Schumacher College kitchen. Click here to order
International Bake-a-Cake Fundraising Day
Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition – Iberia
Places remaining on this certificate programme run by Schumacher College Alumni for participants in Spain and Portugal – starts October. Click here for more info and booking
Meet Our ‘Changemakers’
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: Thriving Life – The Feminine Design and Sustainability, with Patricia McCabe
Date: Wednesday 24 September 2014
21 September – International Bake-a-Cake Day!
9 April 2015 – Beautiful and Useful – Fundraising event with Monty Don
April 13 – 18, 2015 Generation of the New Economy – Youth Economics Festival
Community Composting for Local Food Growing – Schumacher College, 4 – 6 October
Three day ‘hands-on’ accredited through the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, Level 2. £120 per person. Email [email protected] or phone: 0114 258 0483
Small is…Festival. 13 – 14 September
Head of Economics Jonathan Dawson and past MA student Amrita Bhohi will be speaking at this wonderful event on the subject of ‘Education for the 21st Century. Look out for the famous orange shed in which we shall be hosting the annual SCHed Talks. www.smallisfestival.org/
Woodland Opportunity in Australia
Opportunity for you to take over a sustainably managed woodland and associated enterprises in Australia – email Michael Gill [email protected].
Changing Stories: Using narrative to shift societal values – Jonathan Dawson, Head of Economics, writes about the importance of changing the dominant societal narrative by giving more traction to the counter narratives that are already emerging.. Read here >>
Mary Bartlett remembers Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst – Mary Bartlett went to Dartington Hall in 1963 as a horticultural student. After her training she became responsible for the glasshouses, nursery and walled garden. In this blog she remebers the Elmhirsts and the inspiration they bought with them. Read here >>