Oasis Associate Chris Taylor has been interviewed by Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking for their first podcast series: Stories that Matter.
On the podcast changemakers, thinkers and innovators discuss the stories that have influenced them, their visions for the future and the actions they are taking to change the world. Each episode features a different individual.
So if you have 11 minutes to spare, take the chance to listen to Chris talking through the global transition we are heading into. There are musical interludes by Daisy Burt on the kora.
Hawkwood is an educational charity providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds.
Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking is set in a beautiful, sustainably run estate, As a charity, they bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community and a sustainable environment. They aim to encourage people to make a considered difference to today’s society and to our future, and their place provides an ethical, peaceful and inspirational environment to enable individuals and organisations to grow and develop.
They focus their work in three key areas:
A Place to Grow
Providing residential and non-residential courses in the arts, music, wellbeing and sustainability.
A Place to Create
Providing artists from local, regional and national arts organisations with support and full board and lodging to create work.
A Place for Conversation
Providing events, talks, debates and films addressing the pressing issues of our time to inspire people to make a difference, as well as providing a venue for exciting and forward-thinking organisations.
They aim to be a beacon of sustainability both in the way they work and how they manage their land. The estate occupies forty-two acres and is run along biodynamic lines. Twenty acres are leased to Stroud Community Agriculture, a community supported agriculture collective which ensures a sustainable organic approach to land management.