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James Dyson


James was involved, initially as a medical student in London, in organising some of the first regular seminars in Anthroposophic Medicine to take place in the British Isles at Emerson College between 1974 and 1980. He married Carlotta Hollmann (an Emerson College sculpture student between 1972 and 1975), in 1975, in which year he also qualified as a medical doctor, beginning hospital appointments the following year. In 1979 he became a co-founder of Park Attwood Clinic, Nr. Stourbridge, where his clinical work was based for the next 25 years. During this time, he also built up many very close working relationships within the Camphill Movement, both personally and professionally. These continue as a source of his inspiration into the present time. In 2003, James enrolled in a five year Master’s Programme through at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London. Since then, James’s already considerable commitments in the field of adult education have increased. Initially active mainly in the areas of mental health (he has been a Faculty Member of the Medical Section Seminar in Mental Health (UK) since 1990), child development and general medicine (as a Faculty Member of the British Postgraduate Anthroposophic Doctors’ Training since 2005), he has also been a guest contributor to Biographical Counselling Trainings in the UK, and more recently to programmes in Anthroposophic Psychology and Psychotherapy in the UK and in the USA. James has also lectured on anthroposphical platforms at various times and in various contexts in Germany, Russia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and, most recently, in Mexico and is currently as regular presenter on several Emerson College modular programmes. He still maintains some work as a consultative advisor for a number of Steiner Schools and Special Needs Colleges. He became a Trustees of the College in 2011 and Chair of its Board of Management in 2013. Amidst his many and varied travels, he continues to maintain a home base in Stourbridge with Carlotta. He joined the Anthroposophical Society in 1968 and the School of Spiritual Science in 1971, participating in major Youth Conferences in Spring Valley, USA (1970), in Dornach (1972) and in Kings Langley, UK, (1979).