Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.
our glorious gardens are back!
From 17 Apr, enjoy our stunning Grade II* Listed gardens, recently refreshed with new interpretation and a fantastic nature trail for kids.
Schumacher College: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Book Launch
21 May: A very special event celebrating 30 years of head, heart and hands.
b&b Spring Sale
We’re celebrating our emergence from lockdown with some great deals on our historic Courtyard Rooms.
Learning at Dartington
We offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.
For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.
And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.
Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of ecology, wellbeing, and sustainability. Our new programme of arts courses spans music, performance, writing, dance, and contemporary visual art. And a wide, exciting range of craft courses run year-round in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the south west and beyond.
A variety of other programmes run throughout the year – including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.
Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.
Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.
Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.
We’re delighted to announce today our official partnership with two leading outdoor organisations TYF and Plas y Brenin in the delivery of our new Movement, Mind, and Ecology Master’s programme, starting in June this year. We’re also extremely pleased to announce our newly appointed Programme Lead, Dr Rachel Sweeney.
Dr Pavel Cenkl, our Director of Learning, blogs on his experience exploring the undulating gravel highlands between Iceland’s Vatnajokull and Hofsjokull icecaps.
Dr Troy Vine discusses the wide-reaching and influential legacy of the Holistic Science programme at Schumacher College with one of the founders of the College, Dr Stephan Harding. (Links to SoundCloud)
celebrating 30 years of schumacher college
A programme of events and initiatives to mark 30 years of leading the way in transformative education – spearheaded by our Bursary Campaign, which aims to equip the next generation with the tools to address the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face.