Eden or Apocalypse: Can we Save the Planet?

A course of 10 evening classes on the prospects for a sustainable world
With David Midgley of Schumacher North

School of Philosophy, 64 Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4PD

7 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays from 24 September 2012

The last hundred years have seen undreamed of material progress, with technology and economic growth bringing wealth to millions that previous generations could not have imagined. But the technological dream has gone badly off course, and the global economy is in serious trouble while the planet is groaning under the impacts of our frenzied industrial activity.

Is there a way for us to change course and use our collective intelligence in a different way, that meets the needs of humans beings equitably while cherishing the priceless heritage of our beautiful planet? This course offers a chance to explore these vital questions in depth, from a perspective of reasoned optimism that will challenge many cherished assumptions about nature, society, technology and politics.

David Midgley is a philosopher, gardener and Buddhist meditation teacher. He founded Schumacher North in 2007 as a regional forum for dialogue and action to create radical solutions to the urgent problems of ecological sustainability and economic justice.

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Full course: £60 (concessions £35*) Individual session £7.50 (concessions £5)

Book online at
or by post to Schumacher North, 57 Riviera Gardens, Leeds LS7 3DW
Tel. 0113 262 7914, email

(* concessions available for full-time students, low- or unwaged and under 18s)