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CFI Student Intern – Alisa

Alisa is a student intern at the Centre for Imagination, with a particular focus on graphic design. She shares her experience of her internship at the CFI.   What attracted you to becoming a CFI ...

Tomas Forman – CFI Resident Intern

Tomas Forman, a gap year student from the United States, joined the Centre for Imagination during the Winter and Spring of 2018. Here he tells the story of his time in India, his work at the Centre, a...

Woodstock Coffee House

In pictures – Woodstock Coffee House This week saw Woodstock’s first Coffee Night, where students gathered to share their personal stories, original poetry and acoustic music. The standar...

Power to change the world

On Sunday, April 15, the Centre for Imagination hosted renowned environmental engineer, physicist, and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Amory Lovins. Lovins has led a 40-year career in...

Satish Kumar – Eight thousand miles for peace

Activist and editor Satish Kumar made a big impression on Centre for Imagination intern Shatakshi Kabi.   Fifty-five years ago, when the echo of a nuclear test had become a recurrent experien...

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Eleanor Nicholson

Dr Eleanor Nicholson has spent the last month at Woodstock running the Women in Leadership Program. At Woodstock, she has dedicated her time to the Centre for Imagination, as well as staff and student...

Well versed

This morning the Centre for Imagination came alive with rhythm, rhyme and pace, as upper years students participated in a poetry recital. Over the coming weeks, every upper years student has been cha...

On leadership

Inspired by a talk from our resident scholar, Dr Eleanor Nicholson, student and Centre for Imagination Intern Shatakshi Kabi gives her perspective on leadership at Woodstock.  Walking around the hall...

Imagination, wide open

The Centre for Imagination opened up its doors to the local community with its first open day of the year on Monday. It was an opportunity for staff, students and local residents to explore the space,...

India and Woodstock, Sixty One Years Later

A more literary title would be Passage to India, The Return of the Native, or Richer by India (to duplicate the title of my mother’s book about our life there in the 1950’s), but all of these woul...

Dr Delacy’s India

Shatakshi Kabi, Woodstock student and Centre for Imagination Intern, interviews our resident scholar Richard Delacy.   Where in the world is India?   Where is India? Looking at a world map, ...

The White Helmets – striving to save lives

Woodstock Student Shatakshi Kabi reflects on her conversation with alumnus Nellie Little about the work of Syria Civil Defense, colloquially known as The White Helmets.   A few weeks ago, th...

Seven Inspiring Indian social entrepreneurs

Woodstock student Shanti Mathias shares some of the changemakers who have fired her interest in social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship can be an incredible force for change. Essentially, it...

Being the change we wish to see

Internships at the Centre for Imagination The Centre for Imagination is excited to announce our first team of student interns, whose work will include planning, publishing and hosting events, as well ...

Why I Aspire: Tanashya Batra

Woodstock student Tanashya Batra shares her motivation for getting involved in Aspire, our new social entrepreneurship summer programme. Aspire is an initiative of the Centre for Imagination in colla...

This is Aspire

Woodstock Student Shanti Mathias introduces Aspire, our new summer school programme for budding social entrepreneurs.  Woodstock School has a long-term commitment to community service. This has led ...

Talking Faith for Peace

Woodstock student Taarini Gupta writes about Talking Faith for Peace, a special event bringing together speakers from some of India’s major religions. On 26th November 2016, an event which deep...

Albie Sachs – Freedom fighter and nation builder

Last night at the Centre for Imagination, in keeping with Woodstock’s weekly theme of conflict resolution, a group of students and staff had the privilege of speaking with South African freedom figh...

The gift of global mindedness

Reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic used to be referred to as the ‘three R’s’ and they were seen as the fundamentals of a good education. But we know it takes more than reading...

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