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November 2018

“Bortoft on the Wholeness of Nature”, a public lecture by Dr Troy Vine

16/11/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5

Henri Bortoft’s interpretation of Goethe's approach to science has been influential among practitioners and philosophers of Goethean science alike. Yet Bortoft neither traces the history of the key ideas that underpin his interpretation, nor elaborates on how these ideas relate to Goethe’s own understanding of his scientific method. After reviewing the two key ideas in Bortoft’s interpretation — the concept of “intuitive experience” and the distinction between what Bortoft calls “authentic and counterfeit wholes" — we will consider the history…

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February 2019

Goethe the Naturalist

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Field Centre GL6 0QE United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Evening Seminar by Dr.Judyth Sassoon, Associate Researcher at the Field Centre, Ruskin Mill Despite being one of the leading literary figures of his time, Goethe believed his greatest accomplishments lay in the natural sciences. He built an entire philosophy of nature on essentially three principles: polarity, intensification ("Steigerung") and compensation. In Goethe’s view, these principles work together to constitute nature’s  “drive”  towards formation and creativity.  This lecture will focus particularly on Goethe’s contribution to the biological sciences, especially his work in plant and…

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Gert Biesta – Afternoon lecture on Education: Art, Craft or Science?

February 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Field Centre GL6 0QE United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

This afternoon lecture is by Dr. Gert Biesta, Professor of Public Education at Maynooth University, Ireland, Professor for Education at the University of Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands and Visiting Professor, NLA University College and University of Agder, Norway. Dr. Biesta introduces his lecture as follows: "The question what education 'is' sounds almost too simple to warrant serious attention. Yet it is remarkable that under the broad category of 'education' many different things happen; some that are educational and others that…

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May 2019

Save the Date! Important Goethean Science Event

May 11
Life Science Trust, Quince Cottage 4 Baxtersyke , UK
Gifford, EH41 4PL United Kingdom
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The Life Science Trust is being welcomed into the Ruskin Mill Trust (RMT) family. This special day is an invitation-only event to celebrate the work of the Life Science Trust and signal the future collaboration envisaged. The Life Science Trust was set up by Dr. Margaret Colquhoun (1947-2017) as a Scottish Charity in 1992 to further the work of Goethean science and develop this work in the fields of education, the arts and sciences for the benefit of the public.…

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Exploring Biodynamic Agriculture through the Lens of Rudolf Steiner’s Medical Lectures

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Field Centre GL6 0QE United Kingdom + Google Map

You are warmly invited to participate in this event. Supper will be served at 6pm and the seminar will start at 7 pm and finish by 8 pm. The seminar is of particular interest to biodynamic practitioners, therapists, doctors, and educationalists, especially those working in Rudolf Steiner education. Peter Stewart is currently employed in the area of quality assurance within the Australian higher education sector. Peter has worked on biodynamic market gardens in New Zealand and the UK and has…

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Alice Groh: Farming in the Age of the Consciousness Soul: Creativity and Responsibility Within a Community Context

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Field Centre GL6 0QE United Kingdom + Google Map

The Field Centre is delighted to host Alice Groh, the wife of Trauger Groh, founder of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in America for a talk on 'Farming in the Age of the Consciousness Soul: Creativity and Responsibility Within a Community Context' Join us from 6pm for a bio-dynamic buffet supper with produce sourced from Gables Farm (contributions towards cost welcome), before talk and discussion at 7pm. Please RSVP to Chiara at chiara.borrelli_paker@rmt.org or on 07813 234 623 When: Wednesday 22…

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Ruskin Mill @ Hay

May 30 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Hay-on-Wye, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road
Hay on Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5PJ United Kingdom
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Ruskin Mill and the Hay Festival are working together to widen the conversation about autism and neurodiversity. Ruskin Mill will exhibit at the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye on 30th and 31st May 2019. Students and staff will demonstrate our unique craft and agriculture-based curriculum. Visit us at the Hay Festival in Hay-on- Wye and try your hand at green woodwork, weaving or pottery. More details on the Hay Festival website or contact Sue Smee (Sue.Smee@rmc.rmt.org).

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Autism and Neurodiversity – acceptance and inclusion

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hay-on-Wye, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road
Hay on Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5PJ United Kingdom
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Join Ruskin Mill College Principal, Grainne O'Reilly, and guests, as she chairs a discussion panel at the Hay Festival exploring neurodiversity. Grainne and her team provide day and residential places for young people with complex needs, especially autism and ADHD. Grainne and guests will explore the concept of neurodiversity and what it means to society and the public sphere to be genuinely accepting and inclusive of all people. Grainne will be joined by: Rhi Lloyd-Williams, Director of the Autact Theatre…

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June 2019

Forming and Fluidity

June 7 - June 9
The Field Centre GL6 0QE United Kingdom + Google Map
£175

This workshop and symposium will explore the question "How can flowing water help us discover a more dynamic thinking?" The event arises from an interest to explore how interactive experiences of fluidity and fluid formative processes work with us as experimenters in our thinking, feeling and will. Delegates will be guided over the three-day programme by experienced fluid practitioners including: Simon Charter MEd (flow design, flow research and education), Natural Science Group UK Dr Philip Kilner MD, PhD (Heart flow…

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Steiner on Meditation

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Field Centre GL6 0QE United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Evening Seminar by Simon Reakes, Research Publications Manager at the Field Centre, Ruskin Mill Between 1904 and 1924 Rudolf Steiner was actively engaged in giving meditation instructions as well as concentration and contemplative exercises. These instructions and exercises were given in various contexts: published monographs; in lessons to members of esoteric schools of both the Theosophical Society (1904 - 1912) and the Anthroposophical Society (1913 - 1924); and also in consultation to individuals upon request. Since Steiner’s meditation teachings span…

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