22
July
2015

A New Vision for Early Childhood Care and Parent Support

A New Vision for Early Childhood Care and Parent Support

DorothyMarlenBETTER

Course leader Dorothy Marlen talks about the launch of the long-awaited Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) Diploma, due to start in September 2015.

26
May
2015

A little bit of creativity in the Pixton kitchen

A delicious recipe from our chef Sara, in the Pixton kitchen

A little bit of creativity in the Pixton kitchen

This week the chefs at Pixton Kitchen have been testing and getting inspiration from Ottolenghi’s book Plenty More, as well as creating some new dishes.

Today’s lunch from Pixton kitchen was a delicious dish of nettle stuffed potato cakes, roasted whole carrots with squash and coconut, and a beetroot and lentil salad.

26
May
2015

The worrying disappearance of our bee population

Bees, Birds and Landscape - essential for human development?

The worrying disappearance of our bee population

Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects, so it is the world's most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, but also by other insects, birds and bats.

25
May
2015

A glorious time at this year's May Fair

A glorious time at this year's May Fair

This year's May Fair was a delightful day with plenty of beautiful weather and a whole host of wonderful visitors to the campus.  Thank you very much if you took part, either as a stall holder or simply if you joined us for the day.

Why not take a look at the video, created by one of our kitchen staff, Grace Connor.

19
May
2015

Final Project on the Visual Arts and Sculpture Course

Ai's Land Art work

Final Project on the Visual Arts and Sculpture Course

Ai's Land Art work is placed in a field in front of the college's main building. It was created in June 2014.

 

05
May
2015

Spring Vegetable Lasagne from the Pixton Kitchen

A delicious recipe from our chef Sara

Spring Vegetable Lasagne from the Pixton Kitchen

As the wet and windy April weather gives way to May's brighter mornings, and glimpses of warmer weather to come, this delicious lasagne dish makes use of some of the first of what the kitchen garden has to offer us.

27
April
2015

History of Emerson College's May Fair

History of Emerson College's May Fair

The tradition of Emerson’s annual May Fair began around 1968, just a few years after the college opened in 1962.

27
April
2015

Studying Eurythmy at Emerson

Studying Eurythmy at Emerson

Kathryn Beavan talks about an MA programme in Eurythmy at Emerson College

31
March
2015

Emerson Visual Arts work in China

Emerson Visual Arts work in China

Rudolf Kaesbach, who leads Emerson Visual Arts and Sculpture Training, recently visited China to deliver the first of a number of courses.

31
March
2015

Memories of Emerson College Founder, Francis Edmunds

Memories of Emerson College Founder, Francis Edmunds

The late Francis Edmunds, the inspirational and charismatic founder of Emerson College, often used to call in at the kitchen in Pixton during the evening and chat with the students, answering their queries and offering shrewd suggestions as to their next steps. Ethan Brent, a Foundation Year Student in 1972-73 (known as 'Jim Brent' in those days) took this picture in 1972 of Francis Edmunds in characteristic pose during one of these kitchen sessions. 

Many thanks to Ethan for forwarding it to us! 

05
February
2015

Blessing the Garden on St Bride's Day

Biodynamic Garden News

Blessing the Garden on St Bride's Day

The garden team of the new Biodynamic vegetable teaching garden celebrated the start of its sowing season with a ritual ceremony on Sunday 1st February, St. Brigid's or Bride's Day and traditionally the first day of spring in the Celtic calendar.

06
January
2015

Lifeways Week in England, A Heartwarming Experience for All Ages

Guest article by Mary Lee Plumb-Mentjes

Lifeways Week in England, A Heartwarming Experience for All Ages

"There is a Lifeways Week held each year in midsummer at Emerson College in Forest Row, England.  I had heard that that this event really succeeds in keeping all family members engaged, and this past summer I went to see how it was staged." 

 

In America the word, “Lifeways,” is associated primarily with providing care for the child between infancy and three years of age, when it is not feasible for the very young child to be at home with a parent during the day.  In England the emphasis of Lifeways is the encouragement of individuals all ages from the young child to teenagers, from young and old single adults, to parents and  grandparents, to join together in the celebration of Life.  

 

08
December
2014

A letter from a former student

Trickle your support!

A letter from a former student

Dear friends of Emerson

I am writing to invite you to join me in a new venture to express our support and love for Emerson College.  A  'spiritual' community of support already exists in shape of the alumni. Most of us are people who in some part of their life visited Emerson, in most cases studied and lived there. For many it is a 'home' away from home and always there, if ever "you need a break/inspiring course/lovely community time again". We love to hear from Emerson and to know it is doing well and will be well, remaining active and alive for many future years.

09
May
2014

Music in PerformInternational

Music in PerformInternational

 

I have had the good fortune to be able to work with the Singing Forest Choir at the college since November 2013. Having spent seven years (1994 – 2001) working with music at Emerson College in many different ways, it has been a real treat to be back here in this capacity, leading a weekly singing group.