experienceCOLOUR teachers conference

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF TEACHING COLOUR

When: 30th and 31st August 2018

Where: Glass House College Stourbridge DY8 4HE

A conference for teachers, parents and anyone interested in an educational approach to colour.

Experience Colour is an international exhibition, created by colleagues from the Research Institute at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, and provides a hands-on opportunity to see and learn about colours in a full range of natural and experimental situations. The exhibition will be open at the Glass House College in Stourbridge from August 28 to October 14 2018 offering teachers a perfect opportunity to engage their students in an amazing experience of discovery and learning through colour.

The Teachers Conference will be held August 30 and 31, to give teachers an opportunity to explore the different aspects of the exhibition in depth, with expert guidance, and to experience in particular the natural symmetry, polarity and complimentarity that can be discovered in colour.

The conference will be of special interest to all Waldorf teachers as well as to those specializing in Art and Science. It is a splendid example of the open scientific attitude which is a unique feature of the Waldorf Curriculum.

It is an opportunity to practice ways of thinking that retain a direct connection with our sensory experience, as is the original meaning of the word aesthetic. It will also provide a context to the central importance of Goethe in the pioneering phase of Rudolf Steiner’s work.

We hope that colleagues and groups of colleagues will be able to come to this unique event. Concessions are available for groups and individuals. (Via the Steiner Schools Fellowship Website)
We are hoping that schools support attendance of the event with their teacher training and professional development budgets.

Contact: For further details or to book a place please email ifg@rmlt.org.uk To find out more please visit the website www.experiencecolour.org

water research

Creating Forms for Flow
through Conversation with Water.

Weekend Workshop at The Old Mill House, Chalford, Gloucestershire.

May 12th and 13th 2018

Water moves in many elegant ways between stillness and turbulence, sometimes almost like a living organism These can be observed through interacting with the slow moving water in the mill leat , the rippling flow in the stream and in many table top experiments. These can engender wonder and may also tell us something about the inherent nature of this element so essential for life.
We will create a flowstream in clay so we can experiment with the shapes and the surfaces the water meets in a controlled flow situation . Here the conversation becomes more dynamic and the learning can be more meaningful- the water can educate us and maybe we educate the water.

There are various techniques for making permanent water sculptures for gardens or other spaces which we can talk about and some we can try if time allows.
Tutor- Simon Charter , Gardener, Flowform designer and director of Ebb and Flow ltd

2 day course costs £120 including lunches and drinks.
Limited numbers so please book early, some camping on site is possible.
More information and booking contact simon.charter@live.co.uk 01453 836060
Evenings 01453 882114

Is there a place for “Spirit” in Science and Medicine?

An Open Seminar on The Natural-Scientific Foundations for Understanding Humans as Autonomous Spiritual Beings

When: 8 June, 2018 – 9 June, 2018

Where: University of Westminster, London

At a time when reductionist and mechanical views of the Human Being dominate our Society and Medicine and more holistic approaches are being attacked in the name of Science, this seminar gives the opportunity to hear the scientific and epistemological foundations of another paradigm.

Prof. Peter Heusser will give a series of contributions based on his book Science and AnthroposophyProf. David Martin will give an overview of the research activity related to Anthroposophic Medicine on the Continent and Prof. Gene Feder and Dr.David McGavin will describe two UK research projects. A plenum will be chaired by Prof. David Peters.

The cost of the seminar is £120. For more information and booking visit https://elysiahealth.org/event/seminar-humans-as-autonomous-spiritual-beings.