Shumacher College - International Centre for Ecological Studies

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An International Centre for Ecological Studies

Course Programme
June 1999 - March 2000

SCHUMACHER COLLEGE was founded in 1991 upon the convictions that the world view which has dominated Western civilisation has serious limitations and that a new vision is needed for human society and its relationship to the earth.

Through interdisciplinary studies, Schumacher College aims to explore the foundations of the new world view. A unified residential education offering physical work, meditation, aesthetic experience and intellectual inquiry creates a sense of the wholeness of life. At the College, people find refreshment, and often new direction. They find that they have touched a source of inspiration and are reminded that there are others who share their deepest values about life and its meaning.


May 9-28, 1999
Wild Mind, Gentle Heart
Peter Matthiessen, Bill McKibben, David Abram

June 6-18, 1999 Natural Capitalism: The Greening of Business Amory Lovins, Ernst von Weizsaecker, John Elkington

July 4-22, 1999
Beyond an Economy of Work and Spend: Sustainability for the 21st Century Juliet Schor, Prasannan Parthasarathi, Richard Douthwaite

September 5-24, 1999
The Awakening of the Feminine Ann Shearer, Marion Woodman, Phoebe and Lindsay Clarke

October 10-29, 1999
Global Power, Local Promise: Sustainability and Justice in a Global Economy Vandana Shiva, Mathis Wackernagel, Wolfgang Sachs

November 7-27, 1999
A Sense of Wilderness Val Plumwood, Ian Player, David Brower

January 9-28, 2000
Complexity, Chaos and Creativity Ian Stewart, David Peat, Brian Goodwin

February 6-25, 2000
The Place of Rituals Gail Thomas, James Roose-Evans, one other to be confirmed

March 5-24, 2000
Soil, Soul and Society Carolyn Merchant, Alastair McIntosh, John Seed

Schumacher College also runs a one-year taught MSc programme in Holistic Science, led principally by Professor Brian Goodwin and Dr Stephan Harding. If you would like to receive a copy of the MSc Student Handbook and Application Form (not available on the website - only available as paper copies by mail), please send your request to:

Further details of all courses are available on request. Please send your email and postal addresses to:

Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1803 865934; Fax: +44 (0)1803 866899

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