Schumacher College (UK)
International centre nature-based education
People from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, have been informed, inspired and encouraged to act, by our 20 years of transformative courses for sustainable living. Schumacher College has an enviable reputation for cutting-edge learning. Their work is to inspire, challenge and question themselves as co-inhabitants of the world, to ask the questions we all struggle to find answers to and to find sound knowledge, intuition and wonder in our search for solutions. Schumacher College is a rigorous and demanding place and our students are an integral part of making the learning experience unique, unforgettable and totally life-changing.
Many of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers come to teach at Schumacher College. They come from all walks of life including business, academia and independent charitable organizations. The college is named after Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher (16 August 1911 – 4 September 1977), an internationally influential economic thinker, statistician and economist in Britain, serving as Chief Economic Advisor to the UK National Coal Board for two decades. His ideas became popularised in much of the English-speaking world during the 1970s. He is best known for his critique of Western economies and his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies. According to The Times Literary Supplement, his 1973 book Small Is Beautiful: a study of economics as if people mattered is among the 100 most influential books published since World War II.