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An International Centre for Ecological Studies
Schumacher College runs short courses (between one and four weeks in length) on ecological and spiritual themes. Courses are led by teachers and writers with an international reputation for the significance and originality of their work - scholars such as Fritjof Capra, Hazel Henderson, Vandana Shiva, James Hillman, James Lovelock, Thomas Moore, Juliet Schor, Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, Richard Douthwaite and Marion Woodman. In partnership with the University of Plymouth, Schumacher College also runs a one-year MSc in Holistic Science.
Based in rural southwest England, the College welcomes course participants from all over the world. People from over 78 different countries have attended courses at the College, from all walks of life. Some scholarships are available to those who can best use the knowledge gained on a course at Schumacher College to contribute to a sustainable future.
Through interdisciplinary studies, the College aims to explore the foundations of an ecologically and spiritually based world view. At the College, a unified residential education involving physical work, meditation, aesthetic experience and intellectual inquiry creates a sense of the wholeness of life.
Schumacher College offers rigorous enquiry to uncover the roots of the prevailing world view; it explores ecological approaches which value holistic rather than reductionist perspectives and spiritual rather than consumerist values. It also offers a learning experience consistent with a holistic philosophy. At Schumacher, people find refreshment, and often new direction. They find they have touched a source of inspiration and are reminded that others share their deepest values about life and its meaning.