Latest news & blogs
Since 1953, summers at Dartington have meant one thing; the estate is filled with music during our Summer School and Festival. And this year, we’re delighted to also offer a programme of family-friendly and free events.
A blog about the new performance movement that is gathering momentum at Dartington Arts School with a Master’s programme starting early next year.
Troy Vine, our Holistic Science programme lead, asks how we might start searching for an objective knowledge of nature in the world today…
As a new project beings to attract swifts back to a disused church tower, volunteer Alistair Whybrow writes on his own fascination with these beguiling birds.
Students share their thoughts on the experience of studying on our postgraduate programmes over the past nine months.
A project to encourage swifts to return to the disused church tower on the Dartington estate has been set up the Trust’s conservation team.
We are thrilled to announce the Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship in partnership with Hauser & Wirth. The scholarship will support a student with refugee status or an application for asylum in the UK on our Arts and Place MA course.
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.
We caught up with Justin, a well known wine communicator and ex-head of wine at Waitrose, as he prepares to head up our first-ever wine course.
Dr Sarah Elisa Kelly, lecturer in Engaged Ecology at Schumacher College blogs with her thoughts on what radical education means for her.
We caught up with Mike Record, who has worked at Dartington for four years and is responsible for our much-loved Grade II* Listed Gardens.
Jonathan Dawson, the Programme Lead for our highly-respected MA Regenerative Economics, blogs on the often forgotten but increasingly important philosophical dimension in modern day economics.
“I have been hit with sticks, I have had stones thrown at me and I have been spat at” – our tenant farmer issues a plea for visitors to help protect his livelihood.
We catch up with Tara Vaughan-Hughes, Food Lead for Dartington Trust, whose culinary influences are inspired by her native home in rural Vermont, USA.
A historic moment for learning at Dartington Trust as students on our two new MA programmes experienced their first day of teaching on site here at Dartington.
A statement regarding the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)’s decision on our handling of private data last year.
As we blinkingly start to come out of lockdown darkness, it is a time of newness, the trees are full of blossom, and the gardens at Dartington are going through a period of growth and change.
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)
We can only achieve widespread transition to agroecological farming if we change the way we educate the next generation of farmers writes our Regenerative Food and Farming lead, Caroline Aitken.
Join us in this exciting new series of free monthly talks on the subject of Holistic Science, organised by Schumacher College in collaboration with the Field Centre.
We’re excited to announce today the launch of our 30th anniversary Essay Competition, “Education as if People and Planet Matter”, in collaboration with Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine.
Our Horticultural Intern Emilia shares her thoughts on the two forest gardens at Schumacher College on the Dartington estate.
We’ve compiled a neat set of questions and answers to give prospective students a sense of what to expect from this radical new course when it starts in April.
In this immersive reflection, Dr Sarah Elisa Kelly explores our understanding and experience of place and offers a simple exercise to help you feel more “place-full”.
We’re very pleased to introduce Dr Jo Joelson, the Programme Lead for our radical new MA Arts and Place. Jo is a practicing artist curator and writer, with a particular focus in working with light, and she brings with her a background in academic research and collaborative working. We asked Jo a few questions to find out a bit more about her and her thinking as she prepares to start the first residency-based teaching here at Dartington in April.
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.
Dartington’s bookbinding tutor, Mary Bartlett, writes on the deepening climate crisis in the context of the covid pandemic and Dartington Hall’s own ecological history.
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.