The Harmony Debates: What is Harmony?
Exploring the Relationship between Harmony and Sustainability
March 2-3 2017 with the University's Harmony Professors of Practice
David Cadman (Gaia Foundation), John Sauven (Greenpeace) and Tony Juniper (Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit), Peter Davies (Chair, Wales Council for Voluntary Action)
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter campus
March 2, 2017: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm, Arts Hall Student Conference
The purpose of the day is student engagement with the Harmony Professors in order to explore the relationship between Sustainability and Harmony. We invite and encourage members of the wider community to attend.
March 3, 2017: 9.00 am - 12.30 pm, Founders Library
Organised by the Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE), the Sophia Centre for the study of Cosmology in Culture, and in partnership with Schumacher College.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Is proud to host another day in its series on Harmony, with the University's Harmony Professors of Practice. The University has been developing policies and teaching related to sustainability in recent years. We are now interested in developing the philosophical notion of Harmony within the curriculum and in connection with the wider community. We have been developing Sustainability through the 'Four C's': Culture, Curriculum, Campus, Community. Now we propose to explore how how can extend these ideas to Harmony.
It's important that we work out solutions between us, and the essence of the day is debate, discussion and decisions on action.
All are welcome
Date & Time: Thursday 2 March, 2017 9:30 am - 6:00 pm and Friday 3 March, 2017
Where: Arts Hall, UWTSD, Lampeter Campus.
Inquiries:: Dr Nicholas Campion, firstname.lastname@example.org
The day is free but lunch is provided if you register by the end of Thur 23 February, 2017
Registration is now closed
Download the Harmony Day 7 July 2016 Powerpoints:
David Cadman 'Principles of Harmony' download
Programme 2 March 2017
9.30 - 10:00 am: Arrive
10:00 - 11:15 am: The four Professors each give a 15 minute statement on Harmony.
11:15 - 11:30 am: Tea/coffee
11:30 - 1:00 pm: Five students present ten minute papers on Harmony themes, with feedback from the Professors, including Dave Verrill ('Landscape, Be-ing and Harmony: How the specific is-ness of our where-ness makes us'), Oliver Parker ('Harmony and Divinity: The Santo Daime Trance Dance') and Chris Lacey ('Ecofeminism and the world we have created').
1:00 - 1:45 pm: Lunch provided for those who Register.
2:00 - 2:30 pm: Philosophy Students interview Professor David Cadman.
2:30 - 2:45 pm: Questions and Discussion.
2:45 - 3:15 pm: Business Studies students interview Professor Tony Juniper..
3:15 - 3:30 pm: Questions and Discussion.
3:30 - 4:00 pm: Tea and Coffee.
4:00 - 4:15 pm: A student presentation from St Michael's College Vermont.
4:15 - 4:45 pm: Students from St Michael's College Vermont interview Professor Peter Davies.
4:45 - 5:00 pm: Questions and Discussion.
5:00 - 5:30 pm: Anthropology Students interview Professor John Sauven.
5:30 - 5:45 pm: Questions and Discussion.
5:45 pm: Round up and depart.
Recommended background reading for the day: Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly.
Programme Fri 3 March 2017
Founders Library, Lampeter
UWTSD Staff will present a variety of perspectives on Harmony with feedback from the Harmony Professors.
Timetable (subject to last minute change)
9.00 - 9:20 am: Nick Campion (Associate Professor Cosmology and Culture, Programme Director, Cultural Astronomy and Astrology) Cosmos. Sky and Harmony
9.20 - 9:30 am: Questions.
9:30 - 9:50 am: Glenda Tinney (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Communities) Raising Awareness and Linking ESDGC with Early Years
9.50 - 10:00 am: Questions.
10:00 - 10:20 pm: Luci Attala (Programme Director, Anthropology) 'Inharmonious Developments in Rural Kenya: Acquiring Water in the Time of Climate Change'.
10.20 - 10:30 am: Questions.
10:30 - 11:00 pm: Tea and Coffee.
11:00 - 11:20 pm: Nichola Whelton (Programme Director MA Youth and Community Work) and Caroline Lohmann-Hancock (Senior Lectuter, Faculty of Education and Communities) - 'The Social Justice Aspect of Sustainability and Children's Rights'
11.20 - 11:30 am: Questions.
11.30 - 11:50 am: Rhodri Thomas (Lecturer in Relgious Studies) 'Reading the Bible through a Green Lens'.
11.50 - Midday: Questions.
Midday - 12.20 pm: Tanya Davies (Health Portfolio Programme Director) 'Measuring well-being amongst academic staff for a healthier Wales: ideas for measurement frameworks to achieve Harmony in our workplace'.
12.20 - 12:30 apm: Questions.
About the speakers
David Cadman is a Quaker writer. He has held a number of professorial chairs and is now a Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Maryland. He is a Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. He is a Trustee of The Prince's School of Traditional Arts and a Fellow of The Temenos Academy, of which His Royal Highness is Patron.
David Cadman's recent publications include Speeches and Articles 1968-2012, of which he was co-editor.
This is a collection of speeches and articles of The Prince of Wales, published by the University of Wales, Love Matters, published by Zig Publishing, 2014, Finding Elsewhere, a collection of stories for our time, published by Zig Publishing, 2015 and Why Love Matters, of which he was co-editor, published by Peter Land, 2016. His work can be found at www.lovematters.uk.com.
Tony Juniper is an independent sustainability and environment adviser, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit , Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as co-founder of sustainability consultancy group Robertsbridge. He is President of the Wildlife Trusts, President of the Society for the Environment and a trustee of Fauna and Flora International and Resurgence-Ecologist.
Juniper speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? published in 2013. He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. From 1990 he worked at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests, and from 2003-2008 was the organisation's executive director. From 2000-2008 he was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International. Juniper was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). His latest book, What is really happening to our planet?: the facts simply explained, will be published in June 2016.
Website: www.tonyjuniper.com, Twitter: @tonyjuniper.com
John Sauven is the Executive Director of Greenpeace UK. With a background in forests he was instrumental in getting protection for the Great Bear temperate rainforest in Canada. It was an epic battle between logging companies, timber traders and their retail customers in Europe and North America.
John Sauven co-ordinated the international campaign to secure a moratoria on further destruction of the Amazon by soya producers and later similar tactics were used to get a cattle moratorium. Similar tactics were used elsewhere to tackle the drivers of deforestation including for paper and palm oil in Indonesia. Ultimately it changed the supply chains of many of the world's biggest corporations. It was one of Greenpeace's most successful campaigns to protect large areas of the world's last intact rainforests providing both climate and biodiversity protection as well as local peoples livelihoods. In 2010 John Sauven started the campaign to protect the Arctic from oil exploration. It turned into a heroic battle first with Russia's Gazprom and then Shell. In 2015 Shell pulled out of the Arctic.
Peter's career background is in the field of corporate responsibility working for the Confederation of British Industry, Department of Trade and Industry and Business in the Community.
Awarded the OBE in 1995 for work in establishing links between business and education under the DTI's Enterprise Initiative Peter was Managing Director at Business in the Community UK from 1995 to 2005 . He returned home to Wales in 2005 and was appointed Commissioner for Wales and Vice Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, providing independent advice to the Welsh and UK Governments.
Following the closure of the UK Commission Welsh Government appointed him as Wales' first Sustainable Futures Commissioner in April 2011. He played a lead role in the development of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, particularly through leading the national conversation on the Wales we Want. He stepped down from this role in February 2016 with the appointment of the Future Generations Commissioner as established by the Act.
He was also appointed to be the first independent chair of the Climate Change Commission for Wales in 2011 and carrying out this role through to March 2016.
Peter has undertaken a range of consultancy projects since 2005 including as consultant to the Prince's Charities in Wales and St James Ethics Centre corporate responsibility research programme in Australia. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Institute for Sustainability and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) at the University of Wales Trinity St David in 2011 where he has an associate role as Professor of Practice.
His project portfolio focused on working in support of communities, citizens and consumers and includes chairing the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Welsh Water's Customer Challenge Group and the Size of Wales charity, being a Director of Pembrokeshire Community Energy and a member of the BT Wales Advisory Board.