A course of 10 evening classes on the prospects for a sustainable world
With David Midgley of Schumacher North
School of Philosophy, 64 Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4PD
7 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays from 25 September 2012
Free Taster Session on Tuesday 18 September at 7 p.m.
Technology and economic growth have brought undreamed of material progress, that previous generations could not have imagined. But the technological dream has gone badly off course, the economy is in trouble and the planet is groaning under the impacts of our frenzied industrial activity.
Is there a way for us to use our collective intelligence in a different way, that meets human needs equitably while cherishing our beautiful planet? This course offers a chance to explore these questions in depth, from a perspective of reasoned optimism that will challenge many cherished assumptions about nature, society, technology and politics.
David Midgley is a philosopher, gardener and Buddhist meditation teacher. He founded Schumacher North in 2007 as a regional forum for dialogue and action to create radical solutions to the urgent problems of ecological sustainability and economic justice.
Full course: £60 (concessions £35*)
Individual session £7.50 (concessions £5)
Book online here –
or by post, phone or email to Schumacher North,
57 Riviera Gardens, Leeds LS7 3DW
(* Concessions available for full-time students, low- or unwaged and under 18s)