The Nature Effect

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The Nature Effect is a catalyst for personal, professional and community transformation. We offer continuing professional development and coaching to people and organisations in education and social change. We also offer retreats, weekend workshops and on-going groups for people wanting to learn, grow, flourish, reflect and reconnect. We collaborate with communities, schools and various peer groups.

Our ‘golden thread’ is explicit inspiration from the natural world – through nature metaphor, embodied learning, time spent in the wilds, use of natural materials and creation of outdoor spaces and events.

We have a rich pool of associates skilled in these areas of work who are always cooking up new ideas, and we like to connect them with like-minded colleagues, practical resources and methodological tools for effective working. We welcome contact from potential new associates. We are largely based in Oxford City but our Associates work nationally and internationally. Find out more about our work here

Latest News & Events

Action Learning Course of Workshops - Autumn 2013. For those managing not-for-profit organisations and social change agents

We are offering Action Learning Workshops those working in voluntary and community organisations to experience the power of Action Learning using an ecological model. For more information contact. Email:

Upcycling Workshop 19th September with demonstration & ideas for block printing

We will have a demonstration on different types of block printing and how you can customise your clothes or paper/card. As usual you can bring your own project (we have sewing machines and lots of expertise among us if you would like help), we also have materials and other resources if you want ideas to start something new. Do see our Facebook community page upcyclingcommunityoxford for inspiration (or just out of curiosity!).Workshop sessions £5 or £3 conc. Email: Website:

Upcycling - NO MEETING IN AUGUST. Next Meeting September 19th


Every Third Thursday of the Month - Upcycling drop in sessions to resume in September 19th September. We hope to have experts in restoring and upcycling furniture - details to follow. All welcome. Email:

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187