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⇓ general news & blogs

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.

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 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…

Totnes Bookshop is changing

We would like to thank the team at the Totnes Bookshop for all their dedicated work and care for customers. The shop is now closed for refurbishment until next year.

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.

Climate Marathon joined by leading ambassadors from around the world

The Dartington Trust has partnered with leading athletes from around the world for Climate Marathon, the 26 mile per week challenge this October.

⇓ learning

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)

Work begins on repairs to Old Postern roof

Work to repair the Old Postern, a Grade II* listed 15 Century building and home of Schumacher College, has now begun.

⇓ arts & culture

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.

Merce Cunningham at Dartington | From the archive

Will Kemp explores Dartington’s fascinating connection with one of the most influential American choreographers of the 20th century.

Programmer’s Pick: Jojo Rabbit

The Barn Cinema's Ali Donkin reflects on her Programmer's Pick for January, Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit. You can watch Jojo Rabbit at the Barn Cinema from Friday 10 to Thursday 16 January. Book tickets here.Springing out of a half remembered recommendation from his...

⇓ ecology

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 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.

Could you take over our kitchen for a night?

We’re launching Kitchen Takeovers – a series of mid-week, rotating pop-ups where we’ll offer up our kitchen and restaurant for local chefs to exercise their talent – and we need you!

Help save a mighty mini-beast from extinction

Budding bug-hunters around Dartington and Totnes are needed to help track one of the rarest ants in England by taking part in the Nest Quest Survey.

Why boosting biodiversity is key in an era of change

5 June is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is ‘biodiversity’. Land manager Rafael Pompa explains why biodiversity is so important – and what we’re doing to support it on the estate.

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

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.

⇓ arts & culture

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.

⇓ ecology

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 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…

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