Press Releases 2016

UWTSD hosts lecture by Satish Kumar ‘Soil, Soul and Society’

05.04.2016

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is delighted to host a lecture by Satish Kumar. The event will take place at 6pm on Friday 22nd April in the Arts Hall, Lampeter Campus. The talk is open to the public and free of charge.

Dr Jane Davidson, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at UWTSD will welcome  Satish to the University to explore one of the key trinities which have influenced his life’s work, ‘Soil, Soul and Society’, looking at issues of ecology, economy, spirituality, education, business, optimism and activism.

Born in 1936, Satish became a Jain Monk at the age of nine and then, at the age of eighteen, joined the Gandhian non-violent land reform movement. In 1964, his 8,000-mile Peace Walk took him from Delhi to all the nuclear capitals of the world, without a penny in his pocket, carrying only a message of peace.

He later settled in the UK and went on to become Editor of Resurgence Magazine, championing ecology, art and spirituality. He founded the world’s leading college for activists and change-makers, Schumacher College, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.

As a result of his teaching and writing Satish has changed countless lives. He has given two TED Talks (Whitechapel and Exeter), been the subject of a BBC documentary and featured on Desert Island Discs. Satish is a speaker who shines with debate and challenge.

2016 is a special year for Satish with his 80th birthday, the 50th anniversary of the Resurgence magazine and the 25th year of Schumacher College. In the autumn, a special collection of DVDs to celebrate Satish’s life and work will be released, where Satish is interviewed by UWTSD’s Dr Jane Davidson. The documentary has been created by Emergence, an arts and sustainability collective based in Wales, in association with Resurgence Magazine, Schumacher College, Culture Colony and Volcano Theatre.

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 01267225108 / 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk