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    Braziers Park is a beautiful Grade II* country house and estate on the edge of Ipsden – a small village near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England – housing a secular intentional community and the School of Integrative Social Research. This unique community runs the venue as an education and events centre and offers its own courses and events. Providing catered accommodation and camping for group retreats, festivals, professional conferences and symposia, and weddings. Braziers Park is also used as a film location for large- and small-budget films.

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    Aggie Forster

    How Ernest Thompson Seton realised that nature grounds, educates and heals children

    Aggie Forster 04-Oct-2016

    Imagine a man whose response to youths repeatedly vandalising his property is to invite them onto his land to learn about it. Pretty right on, maybe, though not that unlikely given what we now know about nature’s importance as a healer and educator, but this was 1902. Read more

    Braziers Park community wants to set up a university completely independent from the corporate sector, and you can get involved

    Aggie Forster 02-Apr-2015

    ‘When a university becomes a business the whole of student life is transformed. When a university is more concerned with its image, its marketability and the ‘added value’ of its degrees, the student is no longer a student – they become a commodity and education becomes a service.’ Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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