What does the centre offer?

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  1. Workshops and Conferences. Short term visits lasting from a few days to a week for up to 25 people. These may entail a variety of projects such as visioning, strategic planning, non violence workshops, conciliation work, institutional change, artistic weeks, musical collaboration, planning and reflection, meditation, leadership, author's collaboration and multidisciplinary conferences. Our staff may be able to facilitate individual sessions of workshops or in some cases, such as non violence workshops, organizational change, and strategic planning, the complete workshops. We also have the option of working with an outdoor centre nearby (Hobbiton) which is able to organize activities such as individual and team challenges.
  2. Residence. Long term study residencies where, writers, artists, poets, scientists, economists, business leaders, community leaders and other scholars come to stay in the community for between a few weeks and three months in order to complete or advance some piece of work. While at the Centre they share communal cooking and dining facilities and are expected to spend some of the day together and to share their work and ideas with each other. It is also expected that whenever possible each resident will make a contribution to the community by way of workshops lectures or whatever is pertinent.
  3. Research. The Centre has staff that who have research interests in the areas of violence, leadership, the natural environment, the oppression of nonhumans, animal rights organizational change, discourse analysis and power. We will also have volunteers who are studying on site but who have their own research interests which they will share.
  4. Outreach. Outreach, by our staff into the community, working in transformative peacemaking, reconciliation work, change management, leadership development and rural development.

Above all the Hunterstoun Centre is a community of people from various fields and sectors who are working creatively, exchanging ideas, constructing knowledge, learning skills, teaching skills and reflecting. Some people will spend a short time in the community and others extended periods but the community remains the constant presence in all this. Those who have spent a significant time studying at the Centre will become Hunterstoun Fellows.

Further information about the Centre and the area.

Address by the Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor MP, at the Monica Hunter Wilson centenary conference, Hogsback. 24th June 2008.

Academic's home to be 'creative centre'



Hunterstoun Image Galley