About Schumacher College

People from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, have been informed, inspired and encouraged to act by Schumacher College’s 25 years of transformative courses for sustainable living.

Schumacher College has a global reputation for cutting-edge learning. Their work is to inspire, challenge and question ourselves as co-inhabitants of the world, to ask the questions we all struggle to find answers to and to find sound knowledge, intuition and wonder in our search for solutions.

Find out more at www.schumachercollege.org.uk

 

Upcoming Earth Talks and other learning opportunities

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Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

  • Tue 30th Aug, 9:30am. Wed 31st Aug, 9:30am. Thu 1st Sep, 9:30am. Tue 6th Sep, 9:30am. Wed 7th Sep, 9:30am. Thu 8th Sep, 9:30am. Tue 13th Sep, 9:30am. Wed 14th Sep, 9:30am. Thu 15th Sep, 9:30am. Tue 20th Sep, 9:30am

Learn the arts of lead and brass typography or embark on your own restoration project under the guidance of skilled tutor, Mary Bartlett

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Craft of Printmaking (various times)

Craft of Printmaking (various times)

  • Tue 30th Aug, 10am. Wed 31st Aug, 10am. Mon 5th Sep, 10am. Tue 6th Sep, 10am. Wed 7th Sep, 10am. Mon 12th Sep, 10am. Tue 13th Sep, 10am. Wed 14th Sep, 10am. Mon 19th Sep, 10am. Tue 20th Sep, 10am

Printmaking is one of the most intriguing and absorbing of the visual arts, and the potential for expressive improvisation and exploration in this pursuit is enormous

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The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan

The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan

  • Tue 30th Aug, 10am. Wed 31st Aug, 10am. Thu 1st Sep, 10am. Fri 2nd Sep, 10am. Mon 5th Sep, 10am. Tue 6th Sep, 10am. Wed 7th Sep, 10am. Thu 8th Sep, 10am. Fri 9th Sep, 10am. Mon 12th Sep, 10am

A 12 month programme including 3 residential modules in the UK and Bhutan, supported by an on-line programme of study and mentoring.

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Extraordinary school for kids

Extraordinary school for kids

  • Wed 31st Aug, 10am. Mon 24th Oct, 10am

A day of challenges, skills and adventures for kids who love messing about in the woods with sticks, streams, mud, fires and a pinch of danger! Plus weaving, crafting, foraging, cooking and wild potions and lotions for those who dream of hedge witches and bandit queens!

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Tai Chi Qigong

Tai Chi Qigong

  • Thu 1st Sep, 10:30am. Thu 8th Sep, 10:30am. Thu 15th Sep, 10:30am. Thu 22nd Sep, 10:30am. Thu 29th Sep, 10:30am. Thu 6th Oct, 10:30am. Thu 13th Oct, 10:30am. Thu 20th Oct, 10:30am. Thu 27th Oct, 10:30am. Thu 3rd Nov, 10:30am

Sessions in partnership with Tai Chi Nation, helping you achieve calm and peace of mind whilst gently exercising the whole body.

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Movement, Medicine, Dance group with Rosie Perks (8-week course)

Movement, Medicine, Dance group with Rosie Perks (8-week course)

  • Sun 4th Sep, 6:30pm. Thu 15th Sep, 7:15pm

Movement Medicine integrates the intelligence of our bodies with therapeutic, artistic and shamanic wisdom. This group is for anyone who wishes to explore their love of dancing in more depth with the support of a dedicated group.

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Crafted: Carpentry for Women-6 Week Morning Course

Crafted: Carpentry for Women-6 Week Morning Course

  • Wed 7th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £150.00

This course will focus on learning basic carpentry skills and creating a beautiful set of shelves and developing ideas for a personal carpentry project of your own for the future. Astrid Arnold has found teaching women carpentry skills leaves them empowered and with a 'can-do' approach. In her classes there is no pressure to know anything in advance and so just opens up a door to learning something completely new.

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Creative Writing For Aspiring Writers

Creative Writing For Aspiring Writers

  • Sat 10th Sep, 9am. Sat 17th Sep, 9am. Sat 24th Sep, 9am. Sat 1st Oct, 9am

This course aims to demystify the art of fiction writing and give writers the confidence to employ the same techniques that published writers use to get their work noticed. It really isn’t rocket science. Come along and find out what the secrets are to getting your writing noticed.

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Crafted: Ceramics & the Sea-6 Day Course

Crafted: Ceramics & the Sea-6 Day Course

  • Sun 11th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £420.00

Immerse yourself in the sea on every level with this five day pottery course. During this course you will be swimming in the sea, choosing your palette, collecting seaside materials such as clay, sand and seaweed, learning to make them into adornments and then glazing and firing them.

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Sculptworks Stone Carving (12-week course)

Sculptworks Stone Carving (12-week course)

  • Thu 15th Sep, 9:30am. Thu 22nd Sep, 9:30am. Thu 29th Sep, 9:30am. Thu 6th Oct, 9:30am. Thu 13th Oct, 9:30am. Thu 20th Oct, 9:30am. Thu 3rd Nov, 9:30am. Thu 10th Nov, 9:30am. Thu 17th Nov, 9:30am. Thu 24th Nov, 9:30am

Come and have a go at carving a relief design in lime stone with Maria Moorhouse, an experienced tutor artist who runs regular weekday courses at Dartington.

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Crafted: Preserves, Pickles & Ferments

Crafted: Preserves, Pickles & Ferments

  • Sat 17th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £50.00

Preserves do just that: they keep the taste and goodness of the season for you to enjoy later.

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Crafted: Saints Preserve! Late Summer Jams, Jellies and Preserves

Crafted: Saints Preserve! Late Summer Jams, Jellies and Preserves

  • Sat 17th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £50.00

Preserves do just that - they keep the taste and goodness of the season for you to enjoy later.

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Stone carving: Egyptian sculpture (weekly course)

Stone carving: Egyptian sculpture (weekly course)

  • Tue 20th Sep, 1:30pm. Tue 27th Sep, 1:30pm. Tue 4th Oct, 1:30pm. Tue 11th Oct, 1:30pm. Tue 18th Oct, 1:30pm. Tue 25th Oct, 1:30pm. Tue 1st Nov, 1:30pm. Tue 8th Nov, 1:30pm. Tue 15th Nov, 1:30pm. Tue 22nd Nov, 1:30pm

A weekly course delivered by Sculptworks in partnership with Learn Devon. Stone carving is suitable for anyone with creative ideas and a willingness to learn something new or develop existing skills.

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Stone sculpture for all (weekly course)

Stone sculpture for all (weekly course)

  • Wed 21st Sep, 9:30am. Wed 28th Sep, 9:30am. Wed 5th Oct, 9:30am. Wed 12th Oct, 9:30am. Wed 19th Oct, 9:30am. Wed 26th Oct, 9:30am. Wed 2nd Nov, 9:30am. Wed 9th Nov, 9:30am. Wed 16th Nov, 9:30am. Wed 23rd Nov, 9:30am

A weekly course delivered by Sculptworks in partnership with Learn Devon. Stone carving is suitable for anyone with creative ideas and a willingness to learn something new or develop existing skills.

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Stone carving: Celtic design (weekly course)

Stone carving: Celtic design (weekly course)

  • Wed 21st Sep, 1:15pm. Wed 28th Sep, 1:15pm. Wed 5th Oct, 1:15pm. Wed 12th Oct, 1:15pm. Wed 19th Oct, 1:15pm

A weekly course delivered by Sculptworks in partnership with Learn Devon. Stone carving is suitable for anyone with creative ideas and a willingness to learn something new or develop existing skills.

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Stone carving: Art deco in relief (weekly course)

Stone carving: Art deco in relief (weekly course)

  • Thu 22nd Sep, 1:15pm. Thu 29th Sep, 1:15pm. Thu 6th Oct, 1:15pm. Thu 13th Oct, 1:15pm. Thu 20th Oct, 1:15pm. Thu 27th Oct, 1:15pm. Thu 3rd Nov, 1:15pm. Thu 10th Nov, 1:15pm. Thu 17th Nov, 1:15pm. Thu 24th Nov, 1:15pm

A weekly course delivered by Sculptworks in partnership with Learn Devon. Stone carving is suitable for anyone with creative ideas and a willingness to learn something new or develop existing skills.

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Crafted: Canoe Making-Weekend Course

Crafted: Canoe Making-Weekend Course

  • Sat 24th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £100.00

For those who hear the siren call that draws you to the water in your open canoe, this course is for you. This course is for anyone with a love of, or an interest in open canoes and canoeing.

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Crafted: Shearling Moccasin Making (2 Day Workshop)

Crafted: Shearling Moccasin Making (2 Day Workshop)

  • Sat 24th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £210.00

Join shoe-maker Rose Choules on a two-day moccasin making workshop. You'll leave the course with a cosy pair of moccasins for winter!

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Schumacher College: 25 years...what next?

Schumacher College: 25 years...what next?

  • Tue 27th Sep 2016
  • 7pm
  • £12.00

Evening event with Fritjof Capra, Charles Eisenstein, Pat McCabe, Bruce Lipton, Satish Kumar and more to be announced. Come and join Schumacher College's 25th birthday celebration on 27 September at Totnes Civic Hall as they consider 'What Next?' There is also an afternoon event; details coming soon.

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Crafted: Woodworking-Coffee & Side Table-8 Week Course

Crafted: Woodworking-Coffee & Side Table-8 Week Course

  • Wed 28th Sep 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £200.00

If you would like to design and make your own furniture but have no previous woodworking experience, a really good starter project is to build a coffee table for your home. This course will help you to learn some fundamental woodworking techniques using tools provided by Ambrose as you make a contemporary coffee table.

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Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course

Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course

  • Thu 29th Sep 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £100.00

This beekeeping course is an introduction to what has become known as ‘natural beekeeping’, which differs in some important respects from the conventional approach to this subject. Our focus will be on keeping bees for their own sake, rather than simply for the products of their labour. Of course, we also appreciate what they do for us and if there is a surplus of honey, we will be pleased to have some for ourselves.

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Crafted: MAKE:CAMP

Crafted: MAKE:CAMP

  • Fri 30th Sep 2016
  • 4pm
  • £75.00

A weekend in the woods: you will be making camp by making food and fire and a star-gazing structure. There will also be swimming, yoga, music, forest bar and films.

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Crafted: Re-Love Your Bike

Crafted: Re-Love Your Bike

  • Mon 3rd Oct 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £100.00

Fall back in love with your bike. Over 8 weeks you will learn everything you need to know about bicycle maintenance to increase the longevity of your bike.

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Crafted: Landscape Painting at Dartington

Crafted: Landscape Painting at Dartington

  • Sat 8th Oct 2016
  • 10am
  • £1200.00

This is an artist's dream - a week painting outdoors in the glorious ground and gardens of Dartington.

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Earth Talk:With Rob Hopkins and Shaun Chamberlin

Earth Talk:With Rob Hopkins and Shaun Chamberlin

  • Wed 12th Oct 2016
  • 8pm
  • £5.00

The late Dr. David Fleming – community, place and play: a post-market economics Already a key influence on the Transition movement, Green Party, New Economics Foundation and Soil Association, Fleming’s legacy is only set to grow with the posthumous publication of his astonishing masterpiece, Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. Building on the tradition of E.F. Schumacher, his entertaining vision of a post-growth economy built on the play, humour, rootedness and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture has long inspired optimism and action.

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Crafted: Festive Felted Garlands

Crafted: Festive Felted Garlands

  • Sat 15th Oct 2016
  • 10am
  • £45.00

Create your own beautiful and contemporary felted garland for the holidays

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Crafted: Festive Felted Baubles

Crafted: Festive Felted Baubles

  • Wed 19th Oct 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £25.00

Start the holiday season in style by creating your own festive holiday baubles.

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Crafted: Re-Love Your Wardrobe

Crafted: Re-Love Your Wardrobe

  • Sat 22nd Oct 2016
  • 10am
  • £25.00

Breathe new life into the ill-fitting and unfashionable clothes in your wardrobe by making everything from clever alterations to complete overhauls.

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Soul Motion® "Rites of Belonging"

Soul Motion® "Rites of Belonging"

  • Fri 28th Oct, 7pm. Sat 29th Oct, 10am. Sun 30th Oct, 10:30am

Improvised conscious dance practice open to all

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Crafted: Cider Making, Apple Rings and Cider Vinegar

Crafted: Cider Making, Apple Rings and Cider Vinegar

  • Sat 29th Oct 2016
  • 10am
  • £30.00

Discover the art of making your own delicious cider on this one-day course for beginners - from picking apples to labelling bottles.

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Crafted: Make Your Own Bike Basket

Crafted: Make Your Own Bike Basket

  • Sat 29th Oct 2016
  • 10am
  • £100.00

Make a beautiful and very useful D-shaped basket for the front of your bike.

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Residential: Warriors for the Human Spirit

Residential: Warriors for the Human Spirit

  • Thu 3rd Nov 2016
  • 10am
  • £600.00

Please note this is a private booking event. If you'd like to know more about Schumacher College short courses, please visit their website: www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses.

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Crafted: Re-Love a Bag...It was an Old Skirt!

Crafted: Re-Love a Bag...It was an Old Skirt!

  • Sat 12th Nov 2016
  • 10am
  • £25.00

Make a gorgeous new bag from an old skirt or dress - either one of your own or from a charity shop.

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Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels and Crumpets

Crafted: Sourdough Croissants, Bagels and Crumpets

  • Sat 12th Nov 2016
  • 10am
  • £100.00

Take your bread baking to a whole new level by learning to make these breakfast favourites using a sourdough starter, adding flavour and wow factor.

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Crafted: Winter Sorbets and Festive Ice Creams

Crafted: Winter Sorbets and Festive Ice Creams

  • Sat 10th Dec 2016
  • 10am
  • £75.00

Sloe gin sorbets and winter spiced creamy ices... learn to translate festive flavours into indulgent ice creams with local ice cream-maker Matai Jowit.

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