Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.
sizzling summer courses
Make a wooden spoon. Embrace the ‘spiritual’ side of gardening’. Swing a scythe. Or just dive into our dizzyingly diverse course programme.
Barn Cinema reopens
Our beloved independent cinema returns with a packed programme including Ammonite, The Father, and Peter Rabbit 2.
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.
At the beginning...
Regular, rolling updates from the brilliant volunteer team at our beautiful Kitchen Garden! Follow the progress of this beautiful organic garden as zero-food miles produce is grown for our café, The Green Table and our restaurant, The White Hart.
Dr Sarah Elisa Kelly, lecturer in Engaged Ecology at Schumacher College blogs with her thoughts on what radical education means for her.
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.