You’re invited to the Charlotte Mason Centenary Conference from July 19-21, 2023 in Ambleside, England and hosted by the University of Cumbria and CMI! Come continue conversations on education in the very places Miss Mason began them.
Whether you’re a homeschool educator, a classroom teacher, an academic, an author, a naturalist, new to Charlotte Mason, or a Charlotte Mason veteran, this conference is for you. Like all CMI conferences, the time will be filled with lively discussions, active learning, and beautiful experiences oriented around Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and continued relevance for today.
Each day of the conference will focus on key aspects of Mason’s philosophy–Wednesday afternoon and evening is dedicated to considering who Mason was and how her legacy has continued, Thursday is devoted to Nature, Science, and the Outdoors Life, and Friday will focus on Mason’s use of narration and the narrative throughout the curriculum.
Panel presentations and discussions, practical immersions and workshops, and
pub-style springboard chats will lay out the important ideas behind Mason’s design for education and focus on what a relational education actually looks like in practice so participants will leave with a greater sense of not only what a Charlotte Mason education is but also how to implement it in homes and classrooms and all of life. And with a warm sense of community and inspiration for the future.
Pre-conference opt-in immersions, including visits to local schools, and experiences with local and international experts are planned for several days before the conference, and the conference will conclude on Friday evening (July 21) with a community celebration featuring dramatic readings from Mason’s works and other literary and artistic contributions.
Come explore the beautiful Lake District, gather at the Armitt Museum to explore the Charlotte Mason collection or the Beatrix Potter works, and wander through green English sheep folds and the surrounding fells. The entire time will be touched by the beauty of the campus, the echo of history throughout the town, and the beckoning of the natural beauty of the region.