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 - free taster session for those managing not-for-profit organisations and social change agents

We are offering a FREE taster evening for those working in voluntary and community organisations to experience the power of Action Learning. This is on Monday 17th June, 6-10pm with Annie Davy and Polly McLean.

Upcycling - Barracks Lane Community Garden Next event Thursday 20th June 2013 - Ideas to Jazz up old furniture (Booking advised)


Creative ideas to jazz up old bits of furniture: small table or chair. We also have electric and hand driven sewing machines, materials etc... so do bring your own project too or come and get ideas. Fun, friendly group. Max 15 so book beforehand not to be disappointed. Email:

Upcycling Workshop 17th October with demonstration on making Gift Bags and Boxes from recycled materials


We will have a demonstration on gift bags & boxes from recycled materials. 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 visit us on Facebook: Upcycling Community Oxford. Cost £5 or £3 conc. Email: Website:

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187