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Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course.

We offer a unique mix of vibrant and stimulating courses, often not found elsewhere.

Either browse our full list of courses, talks and events or select from a specific area of interest. You can also use the search bar option or take a look at our calendar which highlights all activities at Hawkwood month by month.

03 - 05 Feb
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Flourish: Beyond Wellbeing

Radical Self-Responsibility

Facilitator: Karen Downes

Join us for this personal and professional development workshop designed to support those whose daily role it is to work for change and guide others in positive ways forward. When working in this capacity, we can often let ourselves become…

06 Feb
Fully Booked

RSA Talk: The Kindness Economy

A Conversation with Mary Portas

Facilitator: Mary Portas

Join us for an evening of conversation with global retail authority, author, entrepreneur, TV personality and TED speaker Mary Portas. Mary believes we are entering a new era, where people as shoppers, as workers, as friends, in every part of…

03 Mar

Warm Data Lab

New Patterns of Connection

Facilitator: Nora Bateson

Science and quantitative data are strong drivers in our world. Warm data recognises the uncertainties of life and offers ways to work with complexity and interrelationships. By understanding systemic patterns we can invite and support new societal responses to complex…

04 - 06 Mar

Climate Action Lab

Practical Steps to Support a Thriving Planet

Facilitator: Hawkwood College Team with Mike Berners-Lee

In this two-day Action Lab, we will look at practical tips on what we as individuals can do within our homes and work to limit our impact on our planetary resources. This action lab will offer keynote talks on understanding…

27 Mar

Reinventing Organisations XTRA I

Connected Leadership (Module 1)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

This is the first module of an innovative training course that comprises three modules between March and September 2020. It builds on the world-recognised organisational model Reinventing Organisations, devised by Frédéric Laloux. We are asked to imagine an organisation where…

27 - 01 Apr

Archetypes at Work

Coaching Training - Level 1

Facilitators: Richard Olivier, Laurence Hillman & Lesley Quilty

Archetypes at Work ™ is a new experiential learning methodology to help individuals, teams and organisations become future-fit. Archetypes are the underlying patterns of human nature and experience. As such they are – often invisibly – ‘running the show’. The…

01 - 04 May

Divine Love in Action

Transforming Our World with Sacred Activism

Facilitator: Andrew Harvey

Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force…

01 May

The Birth of a New Humanity

Public talk by Andrew Harvey

Facilitator: Andrew Harvey

Listen to an inspiring speaker who will surprise, challenge and delight you with his eloquence and passion about mystical poetry, activism and human transformation.

12 - 15 May

Inspirational Leadership with Olivier Mythodrama

Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare’s Henry V

Facilitator: Michael Boyle & Jane Jones

An opportunity for leaders of all kinds to evaluate and develop their personal leadership style through the story of Shakespeare’s most purpose-led and inspiring leader, Henry V. Henry must step into a new role, gather a diverse team together, agree…

22 May

Reinventing Organisations XTRA II

Leadership with Horses (Module 2)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

Many might describe this as the most profound leadership intervention:  to actually see and feel your leadership style. This is not just to understand it cognitively but to witness and experience the leader that you are with no filters through…

08 Jun

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

A living systems approach

Facilitator: Katherine Long

This workshop explores how leaders and change practitioners embrace and enhance diversity and inclusion as a key principle within their work, and the wider systems they engage in, by applying regenerative, living systems principles to a complex and challenging topic.…

07 - 09 Aug

Poetry and Activism

Enlivening the language of social change

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

Poetry and activism both emerge from our capacity for imagination, our interconnectedness, and our love for the planet–allowing us to transcend worldviews of separation and experience a cosmology of connection. This workshop will explore poetry, arts activism, creativity and social change,…

07 Aug

Earth’s Revolution Poetry Performance

Poetry, Cosmology, and Activism

Facilitator: Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger’s spoken word performances are exquisitely intelligent, witty and rhythmic. He presents the political and social challenges we face within an expansive universe. One minute hard-hitting and the next tender and celebratory, his work expresses the wonder and contradictions…

06 - 08 Sep

Spiritual Search

East & West

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra

All serious teachings recommend the transformation of our whole being in order to come to the truth or to God. This retreat weekend explores the similarities and differences between the major religions of East and West.

06 Sep

Indian and Abrahamic Spiritual Teachings

A public talk

Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra

The main difference in the two major spiritual traditions lies in the fundamental enunciation about the manifested universe.  In the Abrahamic traditions God created the world and no creature can be like the Creator.  Anyone who claimed that, as did…

09 - 11 Sep

Transformative Leadership Programme

How can we embed human connection in services and systems?

Join a 6 month Learning Marathon to explore the answer to this question and develop the craft of relationship-centred design, together with a dozen peers. Based in London with 2 residential weekends in Stroud, the Deepr Learning Marathon is powered…

25 Sep

Reinventing Organisations XTRA III

Living in your Element (Module 3)

Facilitator: Peter Baily & Paul Jackson

At the heart of your ability to lead is your unique personality. We call this your “shaping” or your embodiment. These aspects determine how you see the world, how you feel, behave, make decisions and communicate with others. Using the…

15 Oct

RSA Talk: The Good Ancestor

How to think long-term in a short-term world - RSA

Facilitator: Roman Krznaric

Come and listen to a leading philosopher and best selling author who is always entertaining and engaging. His newly published book The Good Ancestor argues that the greatest challenge we face is not climate change, extreme inequality or terrorism: it…