At the Schumacher North Annual Gathering in February, a proposal was put forward to develop a programme of educational events in locations around the North of England region.
The purpose of the programme is to begin to extend the activities of Schumacher North beyond its current focus in Leeds, building on the support of committed individuals in key locations including Sheffield, York, Manchester, Hebden Bridge and Newcastle.
Events could include weekend residential courses, Schumacher Lectures, day workshops, evening classes, Windmill evenings, retreats, etc. It is hoped that these would stimulate the formation of local groups which could take on ongoing responsibility for organising events, with support and assistance from the central group.
These proposals have been discussed with Schumacher College, who are willing to act as a full partner in the programme as part of their current Outreach initiative to make the College’s distinctive approach to Transformative Education for Sustainability more widely available. This will give Schumacher North access to international calibre speakers and teachers, to Schumacher College’s extensive mailing list and to organisational support from the College.
Breaking news: Charles Eisenstein, author of ‘Sacred Economics’ and ‘The Ascent of Humanity’ (see Windmill – 14th May 2013), has agreed to an invitation from Schumacher North to deliver a Schumacher Lecture and a day course (we are negotiating for this to be extended to a weekend) in November this year. Charles is one of the most innovative and profound thinkers on the present transition of human civilisation, and we are delighted to be able to include him in our programme.
More details of events in our Regional Programme are expected to be confirmed soon. If you are interested in hosting an event in your area please contact David Midgley at email@example.com