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Equipping future generations to shape a better world Who are we?

We facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide activity. More

Shoulder blade of an Ox with moon phases

Probably the earliest representation of intellectual thought – a bone found in France covered with images that archaeologists and astrophysicists have identified as the phases of the moon over a number of nights as observed from that latitude 32,000 years ago, 1,600 generations ago. Read more

We believe this will release human potential in ways that nurture and form local democratic communities worldwide, and will help reclaim and sustain a world supportive of human endeavor.

This site provides an archive of material selected from the past 25 years broken down into meaningful chronological eras as well as sorted by tag and category. We hope this means you access what is interesting and relevant to you as easily as possible.

Our Story: The Timeline

Our work is best understood in the context it was created. We have organised a large part of this archive into chronological eras, documenting our work over the last 30 years. Curated by our Director John Abbott, this timeline is a great place to start your exploration of the information on this site.

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