Author: Dartington

Dartington Hall is a unique place - an exciting place to visit and enjoy year-round events, with a rich history of progressive social experimentation and innovation. We are also an educational charity that supports learning in ecology, the arts, social enterprise and within the wider community. If you want to explore our work, you can browse a rich collection of news, blogs and features here.

Bernard Leach

Bernard Leach (1887-1979) is one of the most highly regarded international potters of the 20th century and is remembered for the important part he played in the merging of eastern and western craft traditions.

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Bill and Maggie Hunter

William Clayton (Bill) Hunter was a photographer and teacher at Foxhole from 1932-41. He established the Dartington Hall Film Unit and created a wide range of classroom documentary films with his pupils at Dartington.

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C.F. Nielsen

C.F. Nielsen

In 1925, Nielsen introduced into Devon farming practices which were considered to be not only progressive but also entirely positive. Today, we shake our heads at some of the actions he took.

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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

To give freedom for creative expression to the artist, within the framework of a sound administration, calls for the highest of intellectual qualities and the deepest of human understanding. Chris had both.

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David Lack

David Lack

David Lack's ‘The Life of the Robin’ was, and 60 years later still is, the most influential and comprehensive book written on the bird that has become one of Britain’s emblems.

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