Small is Powerful: How have E.F. Schumacher's ideas shaped sustainable change?

20/06/2015 10:00
20/06/2015 17:00


At-Bristol Science Centre, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5DB


June 20th 2015, 10am-5pm


Suggested donation (£35)

A £5 ticket is available for those on low or no income (ticket does not include lunch).

Event Description

How have E.F. Schumacher's ideas been translated into action for sustainability in the 21st century?

Almost forty years after his death, E.F. Schumacher's work lives on with a diverse range of organisations tackling social, economic and environmental injustice.

Join us at this day of talks as the Schumacher Circle shares practical examples of sustainable change - covering topics from global poverty and economic injustice to appropriate technologies, sustainable agriculture and transformative learning.

Designed to leave attendees inspired with stories of success, as well as aware of challenges to come, you will hear from well-known speakers and organisations including; Satish Kumar (Resurgence Magazine), Helen Browning (Soil Association), Graham Randles (New Economics Foundation), Margaret Gardner (Practical Action), Adrian Ramsay (Centre for Alternative Technology) and Jonathan Dawson (Schumacher College).

Our guest speakers are:
Adam Lent, Senior European Director for Research and Innovation at Ashoka, who will share thoughts from his book Small is Powerful: Why the era of big government, big business and big culture is over (and why it's a good thing). (Due for publication in late 2015).

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Alternative Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of the worldwide localization movement, will explore the need for human-scale economies and the steps – at the community, national, and international levels – that can bring us there in a talk entitled From Gandhi and Schumacher to Russell Brand.

Questions? Email Emmelie Brownlee (

About the Organiser

The Schumacher Institute
The Schumacher Institute is a think tank working on interlinked social, environmental and economic issues.

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