New School of the Anthropocene (NSOTA)

New School of the Anthropocene (NSOTA)

Dedicated to addressing ecological recovery and civic rejuvenation through the arts and humanities, and will be incorporated in September 2021 as a community benefit society.

"The NSOTA’s programme is born of the need to engage with the prospect of social crisis and ecological ruin that characterises the 21st Century: to answer, once again, the call to ‘Make it New.’

As a non-residential school, we have stripped back the cosmetic ‘Student Experience.’ We believe that students are best placed to organise their own social activities, for the purpose of a university is to teach students. And this is where the NSOTA’s time, energy and resources are placed.

The pause enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic has afforded a unique opportunity to rethink the wider basis of our social practices, against a pressing context of climate emergency and mass species extinction; of economic depression and sanctioned inequality.  

The New School has been founded by a collective of academics from the University of Cambridge, alongside experienced lecturers and artists across the UK, Europe and the USA, none of whom regard education as a business and students as customers."