Remembering Brian Holmes

Last year, exactly at Summer Course time, though there was no Champernowne Summer Course that year, our good friend Brian Holmes died quite suddenly, and he is sadly missed. Brian loved to play the piano. An ever present course member since the late eighties, he was always available  to accompany singers and other musicians, a […]

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Midweek – impressions from Champernowne

Wednesday – midway through the Course, which is now in full flow:  Art Studios buzzing,  Workshops gelling, people rehearing for tonight’s Your Turn event, a brighter turn in the weather; Some glimpses: “Sort of Tai Chi” on the dew-damp lawn.  Deer springing across the fields on our horizon,  and away into cover.. five elements “The […]

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The Poetry & Science of Ice and Fire

Monday On Tuesday under greyer skies, our Summer Course, The Ice and the Fire: Empowering Hearts and Minds continues with undiminished enthusiasm. In the morning after singing, Richard Skinner, poet and long-time course member, astonished us with a poem on the theme of Ice and Fire: a villanelle, no less, a demanding form requiring the […]

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Summer Course 2016 under way

Here at Cumberland Lodge, the 43rd Champermowne Summer Course has assembled and is triumphantly under way. Around seventy-seven souls, course members and staff, are assembled in the rather grand and luxurious royal lodge.  On a sunny Sunday afternoon, a friendly welcome and introduction to the course awaited us, with drinks on the lawn and a […]

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The Champernowne Summer Course: How You Can Help

While the Trust works quietly in the background at its role in enabling access for psychotherapy to those in need, the Champernowne Summer Course remains the flagship:  a grand, commodious and spectacular location, an almost bewildering richness and diversity of formal and less formal activities, distinguished Lecturers, highly skilled and experienced Workshop and Studio Leaders,  a committee […]

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What is this website for?

In my last post I gave one as of my priorities as Editor “to find out what you want from this website.” I hope you will let me know by adding your thoughts and comments section belowMeanwhile, I want to share some of my ideas and the vision that they arise from. I see the possibility […]

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Introducing the editor

In this post I want to take the opportunity to introduce myself as Editor of the Champernowne Trust website and its Newsletter. 

Let me reassure you that this will be the exception.  Future posts and Newsletters will be about you and your interests, or about the Trust and its activities and concerns. I hope that the Newsletter and […]

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Trustees Meeting

Trustees  Meeting in Bristol This weekend the Champernowne Trustees are  meeting in Bristol to dicusss the 2016 Summer Course plans for communication with supporters and users of the Trust, including changes to the website, more use of email and social media the Friends Scheme amongst other weighty matters. Watch this website and your post or […]

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The Champernowne Trust Friends scheme

Introducing The Champernowne Trust Friends scheme, which was launched by the Trustees in Spring 2014. We are hoping that Friends together can do something really worthwhile. Your support will enable the Trust to continue its vital creative activities: supporting individuals with psychotherapy and providing training courses which will enhance professional and personal lives and practices. […]

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42nd Summer Course: Becoming Human

Becoming Human: Exploring Inner and Outer Worlds 3rd to 8th August 2014 Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park  There has always been a fascination with what it is to be human, living on this planet Earth, part of the infinite cosmos. We wonder why we are here, and what is the purpose of life – not only of life in […]

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