Amazing Field Information

Amazing Field Summer School – Doctoral Summer School at Braziers Park.

Dates: Tuesday 19 Jul to Thursday 21 Jul 2022

Address:
Braziers Park
Ipsden
Oxfordshire
OX10 6AN

The Project:
The Amazing Field Summer School will be a meeting of researchers from MetaTech (Cardiff Met), Transtechnology Research as well as Academic and Creative Residents (ACRE) (from Braziers Park). We plan to work collaboratively for two days to build a network between these three groups.

Our Hosts:
The Amazing Field Summer School will be hosted by Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research, an intentional community and educational charity formed in the 1950s in order to explore alternative modes of living both with other people and as part of the natural world. The college is situated on a 50 acre estate with woodlands, pasture and gardens. The buildings include a strawberry gothic manor house. It is currently held in trust by a membership of just over 50 people, and the buildings and land are cared for by a small residential group of employees, members and regular day volunteers, and often international volunteers who live on site for periods of up to three months. A number of tenants and lodgers also live on site and are involved in and employed in the work of the community, these include a group of resident researchers under the ACRE scheme who are working on various projects which often concern aspects of alternative living and ecology.

Getting Here:
If driving our postcode is OX10 6AN and will direct you to the front door of the house.
Braziers has very good public transport links. There is a bus stop 5 minutes away from Braziers, and the best train station is Reading (approx 30 minutes by bus).

Detailed directions are here:
https://www.braziers.org.uk/about-us/how-to-find-us/

Accommodation:
Accomodation in the house: Beds in the main house are available for £18 per night per person. There are shared bathroom facilities and many of the rooms are twin rooms.

Camping: There will be spots to camp in the orchard where there is a space for a campfire, a sink and taps and nearby compost toilets. You will need to bring a tent, bedding etc. There are wood-fired outdoor showers available. Camping is £5 per person per night.

Catering:
We will be cooking and eating together.
The community produces its own fruit and vegetable and eggs, and sources much of its food from organic wholesalers or food waste. A simple breakfast of porridge and eggs, toast and fruit will be available each day. We work together to provide vegetarian cooked lunches and dinners. Vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets can be catered for.

Schedule:

Tuesday
Arrival From 12?
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Activity 3
16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 Free time
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Washing up
20:00 Evening Activity.

Wednesday
9am Morning Meeting
9.30 Activity 1
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Activity 2
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Activity 3
16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 Free time
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Washing up
20:00 Evening Activity.

Thursday
9am Morning Meeting
9.30 Activity 1
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Activity 2
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Leave around 3pm?