Event Details

  • When: Wednesday, 07 August 2019
  • Times: 4pm Wednesday 7th to 2pm Sunday 11th Aug 2019

    Suggested Contribution: £170 (plus board & lodging)*

    *15% deposit payable, remainder by 1 June 2019 

    Where: Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, UK

    Booking: Please click here to book

    For more information about the Gathering please contact Linda Churnside:

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ALUMNI GATHERING 2019: 'Listening to our Time, Speaking to the Stars'

ALUMNI GATHERING 2019: 'Listening to our Time, Speaking to the Stars'

If you have ever studied or worked at Emerson College, you are warmly invited to four days of sharing, celebration, artistic work and collaborative enquiry.

  • These present times challenge our image of what it means to be human. What are they asking of us and of the worldwide community connected with Emerson College? 
  • How can we deepen our insights into the forces of destiny that brought us to Emerson, which have led and will lead us forward?
  • How can we develop ways of living, learning and working together that enable us to meet the future with hope and trust?

The programme will include:

  • Times for meditative alignment 
  • Space for participants to share their Emerson-inspired initiatives 
  • Sessions of artistic work in a wide range of disciplines
  • Inspiring presentations on the theme
  • Dialogue groups practicing observation and awakening to destiny
  • Nature walks (guided or not!) and practical work on the estate
  • Open spaces for social (re-)connecting
  • Performances of many kinds
  • Opportunity to hear about and contribute to the future picture of the College

There will be some suggested pre-reading material to deepen our approach to the enquiry.  The detailed programme will be collaboratively developed to include a wide range of contributions by participants – leading artistic sessions, sharing their initiatives, offering mini-performances, sensing and thinking together.  We are sure that the many gifts which alumni bring will ensure a rich, warm and inspiring experience.

This approach will allow us to keep the costs modest: we propose a contribution of £170 per person (plus board and lodging): if some participants are able to pay more, we can offer reductions to others who are less able to pay. 

Image: ‘Looking Back & Forward’ carved glass triptych by Jonathan Soper