Latest news & blogs

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⇓ general news & blogs

Interview with Dr Tine Bech, MA Arts and Place Senior Lecturer

We catch up with Dr Tine Bech, internationally recognised artist and new Senior Lecturer on the MA Arts and Place programme at Dartington Arts School.

In praise of soils: World Soil Day

Happy World Soil Day! Our Conservation and Land Manager writes on the importance of soil, plus watch a special video message from the Head Gardener at Schumacher College.

Food in Community report massive surge in demand

A group based on the Dartington estate has provided the equivalent of around 125,000 meals for people on low incomes since lockdown began in March.

A walk amongst ghosts of the self

Dr Bram Arnold, Associate Lecturer at Dartington Arts School, blogs after his recent experience teaching on the new Poetics of Imagination MA course.

Ecology of Movement: An interview with endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker

We catch up with ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker to discuss her background and interests, her thoughts on running and the environment, and what people can expect from her forthcoming online course at Schumacher College.

New wine programme announced

A new programme of courses in wine and wine-making are to be launched by the Dartington Trust, with the help of leading wine expert Justin Howard-Sneyd.

⇓ learning

Ecology of Movement: An interview with endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker

We catch up with ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker to discuss her background and interests, her thoughts on running and the environment, and what people can expect from her forthcoming online course at Schumacher College.

An update on Learning at Dartington

At the start of this new academic year, Dartington Trust welcomed 75 master’s students to three of its postgraduate programmes – and welcomed a number of new faces to the faculty team.

Special schools move into Dartington’s Hex and Gym building

The Dartington Trust has stepped in to support a federation of special schools to provide a group of young students with a temporary school for the next year.

The Borders We Travel

Pavel Cenkl, Director of Learning at Dartington Trust and Head of Schumacher College, writes on recent global events from his perspective as an avid-long distance runner.

Major milestone reached as Dartington achieves Office For Students approval

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve meet the Office For Students requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more.

Research in Practice: Our year in review

Research in Practice is part of our social justice arm, and is dedicated to supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families, young people and adults. Find out more about their work in this visual presentation of their recent activity. (Links to researchinpractice.org.uk)

⇓ arts & culture

Interview with Dr Tine Bech, MA Arts and Place Senior Lecturer

We catch up with Dr Tine Bech, internationally recognised artist and new Senior Lecturer on the MA Arts and Place programme at Dartington Arts School.

A walk amongst ghosts of the self

Dr Bram Arnold, Associate Lecturer at Dartington Arts School, blogs after his recent experience teaching on the new Poetics of Imagination MA course.

Interview with Barn the Spoon

Barn the Spoon “London’s most famous and charismatic spoon whittler” will be coming down to teach a short course in spoon carving this September, and Dartington Trust’s Will Kemp caught up with him to find out more about the man behind the legend.

Pioneering choreographer Adam Benjamin comes to Dartington

The multi award-winning dancer and choreographer is to lead a new four-day course at Dartington – with a focus on how we physically relate to others in our daily lives.

Dartington Music Summer School & Festival 2020 cancelled

It is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Summer School & Festival 2020 due to the uncertainly caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Come and help us record history

Soundart Radio, a community arts partner of the Dartington Trust, is inviting people to get in touch with them to record history in the making.

⇓ ecology

In praise of soils: World Soil Day

Happy World Soil Day! Our Conservation and Land Manager writes on the importance of soil, plus watch a special video message from the Head Gardener at Schumacher College.

Food in Community report massive surge in demand

A group based on the Dartington estate has provided the equivalent of around 125,000 meals for people on low incomes since lockdown began in March.

New wine programme announced

A new programme of courses in wine and wine-making are to be launched by the Dartington Trust, with the help of leading wine expert Justin Howard-Sneyd.

From Mexico City to Dartington: Meeting Rafael Pompa

Since taking up the role of Gardens, Conservation and Land Manager at Dartington Trust ealier this year, ‘Raf’ has been facing up to the challenges of managing a 1,200-acre estate in a time of Covid-19. We went to see how he’s getting on…

Dartington estate revealed as home for 19 ‘at risk’ fungi

The recent UK Fungus Day prompted our Gardens, Conservation and Land Manager, Rafa, to embark on a quest to find the striking and not-so-common Earthstars (Geastrum fornicatum). Here’s how he got on…

Could our new undergraduate degree help shape farming’s future?

Our Schumacher College has launched Britain’s first degree in Sustainable Food and Farming – with the aim of enabling people who want to make a lasting difference to agriculture, from the grassroots up.

Latest news & blogs

⇓ general news & blogs

Land sale secures future of Dartington Hall estate

We are delighted to be able to announce that the future of Dartington Hall Trust has been secured today with the sale of Broom Park and Sawmills West.

⇓ learning

Ecology of Movement: An interview with endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker

We catch up with ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker to discuss her background and interests, her thoughts on running and the environment, and what people can expect from her forthcoming online course at Schumacher College.

⇓ arts & culture

Interview with Dr Tine Bech, MA Arts and Place Senior Lecturer

We catch up with Dr Tine Bech, internationally recognised artist and new Senior Lecturer on the MA Arts and Place programme at Dartington Arts School.

⇓ ecology

In praise of soils: World Soil Day

Happy World Soil Day! Our Conservation and Land Manager writes on the importance of soil, plus watch a special video message from the Head Gardener at Schumacher College.

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