Incorporating Emerson College, Emerson Conference Centre, Emerson Research Centre and Emerson Therapy Centre
Where we are, 11 November 2010
Since the Annual General Meeting of 13 October 2010,
Emerson Trust is now the name of the umbrella organization for activities taking place on the Emerson Campus and replaces the previous transitional name of Emerson Village.
Emerson College was saved from liquidation on 9 April 2010, when the Emerson Village Project initiative successfully negotiated an agreement with the previous Trustee administration and the Mercury Pension Scheme. Since then the new Trustees have introduced over £300,000 in gifts into the Emerson economy and have repaid liabilities of almost £1,000,000 to the HSBC Bank, including two large loans and an overdraft, and other sundry debts. As an anthroposophical initiative the new Emerson will be devoted to developing activities which serve local, national and international needs in the challenging years ahead.
Strategic plan and vision group
The Vision Group was formed on 13 October. A 'consultation' vision document will be drafted by Easter 2011
The final document, a fully developed vision, will be created by August 2011
Ongoing essential repairs and maintenance are now taking place and refurbishment of Pixton will begin within the next few months.
Executive Trustees and Part-time Directors
Fumiko Chikami (Emerson Community and Conference Centre); John Lees (Emerson College and Research Centre); Robert Lord (Campus and Business Activities)
Roger Barsby; Charlene Collison Briault; John Gordon; Simon Blaxland de Lange
The Trustees are supported by a new Association of over 40 people
Events and courses
In view of planning restrictions Emerson will remain, for the foreseeable future, an educational and training centre. Therefore all of the new initiatives which have begun over the last few months will be devoted to adult education, training, research and continuing professional development or supporting the educational activities. The emerging portfolio of courses and events includes existing and new initiatives.
New Opening – important date for your diaries
The previous administration held a closing event for Emerson College, in its old form, on 27March 2010. To mark the development of the new Emerson, an opening celebration will take place on Easter Monday 25April 2011. This will bring to a conclusion an Easter conference which will take place from 21-25 April 2011, with Ute Kraemer of Monte Azul, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and others.
Current and ongoing
- Friday lectures organized by the Sussex Anthroposophic Network
- Goethe- and Steiner-based Colour Research and Painting workshop organized by Angela Patten, Art Section, UK
Cultural and artistic activities
- Regular piano recitals; performances organized by the School of Storytelling
- A weekly choir, eurythmy class and study groups
- Regular celebration of the festivals
Full-time Storytelling courses organized by the International School of Storytelling, as well as many short courses
Clowning short courses and part-time training organized by Nose to Nose
Emerson Research Centre
The Emerson Research Centre was formed in June 2010. It will contribute to building a learning and teaching community which can respond to local, national and world needs and crises. It has three new germinal research streams in addition to well-established work of the Healing Water Foundation. Events for 2011 now being planned.
Enquiries and further information for the above events:
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK; homepage of this site
Email: email@example.com; Tel: +44 (0)1342 822 238; Fax: +44 (0)1342 826 055