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Hawkwood College - Courses - Retreats - Venues
Our mission is to create a better world for now and for the future. As an educational charity we bring together people and organisations in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing society and a sustainable environment.
“You’ve got a place and I’ve got an idea” was the moment in a conversation between our founder and a friend that inspired the creation of Hawkwood 70 years ago.
Alongside our programme of events we host outstanding training programmes and work in partnership with a broad range of organisations to co-create events.
We are committed to caring for the environment. The Hawkwood estate has been managed sustainably throughout its history and is home to Stroud Community Agriculture who lease 20 acres for organic vegetables and livestock supplying 200 families with a weekly food share.
Hospitality and care for our guests is at the heart of our work, providing delicious, organic home-cooked and comfortable accommodation. You can be guaranteed a warm welcome and a relaxed and informal learning environment. We look forward to seeing you soon.
With seven function rooms and 30 bedrooms sleeping up to 50 people, Hawkwood makes for an excellent, multi-purpose venue suitable for a diverse range of courses, meetings and corporate events.
Located within an enchanting 19th Century Grade II listed building surrounded by 42 acres of beautiful, sustainably managed grounds - Hawkwood offers a serene and characterful rural setting for residential courses, retreats, conferences, seminars and away days, and yet within easy reach of both the M4 and M5 motorways. Delegate packages can be tailored to suit groups from 6 to 100 people.
Hawkwood offers a venue for:
- courses and training
- away days
COURSES AND EVENTS
Hawkwood was established as an independent centre for learning in 1948 and today the registered charity offers an extensive array of courses. Both residential and non residential, ranging from one day to a weekend or week, the leading edge courses offer a unique mix of new, creative and exciting content often not otherwise available. Founded on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical values, Hawkwood endeavours to uphold his beliefs which have had such a profound and positive influence on education, the arts and agriculture. The course programme has broadened and diversified over the years to realign the original design of Rudolf Steiner with the changes of our ever evolving world, but the original Steiner impulse is always at the heart of this organisation.
Either scroll through the complete list of courses, talks and events or select a category from one of the four subject areas. You can also use the search bar option or browse through the calendar which highlights all activity at Hawkwood.
CENTRE FOR FUTURE THINKING
Hawkwood's Centre for Future Thinking programme provides a space for people to come together to explore their own and society's values, and to question and debate the future of a rapidly changing world.
Our vision is about creating the world we want for now and our future. We convene people and organisations from many disciplines in support of a creative, flourishing society and a sustainable environment. We invite innovative thinkers to addres societal, cultural and environmental challenges through keynote events, dialogue days, films and educational programmes. Every two years we programme our Seed Festival: Planting Big Ideas www.seedfestival.co.uk an international festival which brings together these topics in an intensive weekend with over 200 contributors.
Hawkwood is an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds.
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