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Welcome to Emerson College

International Centre For Adult Education

How can we care holistically for ‘life’?

human life, the living earth and spiritual elements of life

Emerson College exists to help people discover the gifts that live within them. To help bring these gifts to the world in service of the wellbeing and vitality of ‘life’ (human life, the living earth and the spiritual elements of life).

As a charity, we  support the needs of current and future generations by exploring ways to integrate the spiritual, social and practical dimensions of life and work.

SBW Creative Lab

Quietude Practitioner Training


Storytelling Beyond Words

Our courses share a common premise; to support our students in making meaning of their learning and their lives. Our aim is to enable people to find, deepen and fulfil their purpose in life. They combine Anthroposophic teaching with contemporary understanding in a way that is timely and relevant for the challenges we face in the world today.

Emerson is not just a place, it is a living, breathing community.  For our partners, friends and alumni it is the meeting of ideas, meaningful encounters and lifelong connections that makes Emerson so special.

Looking to apply?

*for one of our longer courses

Seeking short courses?

Wanting to book your stay?

If you are attending one of our Education Partner courses and would like to book your meals and accommodation, or are feeling inspired to browse please click on the buttons below for a tailored course list:

Forest Row School Of Ceramics


Research In Spiritual Science

Sacred Art Of Geometry

School Of Storytelling

The Healing Garden

We pioneer

personal and professional development programmes in the fields of Holistic Care, Storytelling & Social Arts and Biodynamic Cultivation inspired by Anthroposophy.

We collaborate

with inspiring educational partnerswho share our values and work at Emerson to provide a wide variety of short courses, each informed by their particular specialism.

We support

other spiritually, socially and ecologically conscious organisations and educators by hosting and catering for events and courses through our unique venue hire programme.