News and blogs
This page brings together articles written by or about the learning community here at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School. We are open to submissions from all members. If you are interested in contributing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An echolocation from our Poetics team
Alice Oswald, Martin Shaw and Valentin Gerlier discuss the origin story and ever growing relevance of our MA Poetics of Imagination on which they all teach.
Convergence with Universidad Austral de Chile
Current student Mark Sim blogs on a recent international meeting of minds combining our Regenerative Economics Master’s with Human-Scale Development and Ecological Economics intiatives in Chile.
Dartington & Hospital Rooms join forces for arts education
Announcing a dynamic new partnership with Hospital Rooms to offer residencies for students on MA Arts & Place to explore their arts practice in professional mental health settings.
What’s in a name? How we came to be called Schumacher College
Schumacher College was named in honour of the legacy of economist E. F. Schumacher, whose work prioritised an economics that also contributed to healthy people and planet. This blog burrows deeper into the story of how the College came to take on Schumacher’s name, with the help of our founder Satish Kumar.
New Entrant Farming Enterprise Programme launched
Accessing land is one of the greatest barriers for people wanting to work in agriculture – so we’ve created a programme that can try and help change that.
Bursary scheme backs students wanting to study BSc Regenerative Food & Farming
Following the success of last year’s bursary scheme which supports students through their first year of study on our leading-edge undergraduate programme in Regenerative Farming at Schumacher College, we are pleased to be able to offer it again to new students joining us in 2023.
Student Stories: Martha Benedict blogs about Poetics
Writing for our blog, MA Poetics of Imagination student Martha Benedict explores the experience of studying at Dartington, and how the spaces in between the intensive sessions can be as valuable as the lectures themselves.
Food will help us change the world says anthropologist Simon Platten
Listen to our podcast with Dr Simon Platten, programme lead on BSc Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise in which he talks about his passion for teaching on the UK's first ever course in regenerative farming and why he thinks changing the food system can...
“One Song” Kadir Karababa’s Museum of the Home installation
Recent Dartington graduate exhibits new work exploring how songs are carried across borders and continents and yet remain firmly rooted in the places they were first sung.
Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is looking for a senior editor
The Resurgence Trust is seeking a talented and experienced senior editor to work on all aspects of the production of our bimonthly membership magazine, which has been hailed as the flagship publication of the environment movement. The successful candidate will be committed to ecological, spiritual and social values.
Dartington student nominated for 12 Theatre Awards
We are delighted for our student Rachel Long who has received 12 Theatre Award nominations for her performance piece, ‘Bright Mother’.
Circling back to flax: Practical insights from Dartington
In this blog post we reflect on the cycle of learning as experienced on MA Engaged Ecology through the process of growing, treating and weaving flax into linen.
Student Stories: Film to explore what islands reveal about climate change
Engaged Ecology Student Hannah Close launches fundraising campaign to make a programme about the magical Hebridean Islands in the far north of Scotland.
Zoe Benbow discusses her exhibition at Dartington
With the arrival of her arboreally-inspired paintings in our gallery space, we catch up with artist Zoe Benbow to find out more about her creative process, the influences and training that helped shape her work, and the ways in which place and the natural world continue to inspire her.
‘Remember Nature’ Residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Students on MA Arts & Place spend two weeks at the high-end gallery developing work responding to the theme of ‘Remember Nature’, a project inspired by artist and activist Gustav Metzger.
Sit in silence to learn the secrets of the natural world
Engaged Ecology lecturer Andy Letcher has discovered much that is unfamiliar as he visits a Swedish forest while teaching. Yet he discovers the only way to understand it is by taking your place in that natural world and watching nature thrive around you.
Undergraduates return to Dartington for first time in 12 years
Teaching on the BSc Regenerative Food & Farming, Schumacher College’s first ever undergraduate degree, whcih began this week.
The pleasures and pains of running your own venture
Horticulture graduate Tim Dickens reflects on the last three years of his new venture, Teign Greens, a community supported agriculture (CSA) project that he runs with his wife Holly Budgen and ‘farm baby’ Theo.
Announcing a new international scholarship | MSc Regenerative Farming
We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for our MSc Regenerative Food, Farming & Enterprise to support an international student starting in January 2023 with £5,000 towards their tuition fees. The subject-specific scholarship, made available thanks to generous private donations, will increase the accessibility of the course to one student outside the UK, and adds to a long tradition at Dartington of supporting cross-cultural learning.
Flag at half-mast following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Dartington Trust joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect our White Hart flag will be kept at half-mast until the funeral.