Social transformation through co-operative education

We seek to collectively produce knowledge to address the material problems and injustices we face in Bristol and beyond.


TRANSFORMATION - We seek transformation - personal, social, and political - through co-operative education.
COLLECTIVE - We are purposefully collective: co-owners, co-learners, and co-teachers.
KNOWLEDGE - Our task is to actively co-produce socially useful knowledge to meet the needs of our communities, city and planet.
LOVE - We cultivate a place of love and democracy in order to enable equitable and compassionate relationships.
CONSCIOUSNESS - We aim to work and connect at ever deeper levels of consciousness.
LISTENING - We focus on developing our own capacities to listen in order to understand and support ourselves and others. ABUNDANCE – We work towards creating commons that challenge dominant narratives of scarcity.
BLC is working with other groups on a process led by the Co-operative College to establish a national federated Co-operative University. To learn more about this process and our partners, visit our links page.

Get Involved


We are running a two day MAKE IT HAPPEN SPRINT on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019 from 10:00 - 16:00 at PRSC SPACE, Stokes Croft, Bristol. This event is to advance the practical planning of the launch of courses from January 2020. Booking details coming soon.


We are having regular meetings of the Circles which make decisions about the form of BLC. The circles currently meeting are Knowledge, Recruitment, Livelihoods. Visit our Loomio site to find out more.

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We have regular meetings and we want your input to this practical plan to create education in a co-operative form. Use the Contact page to send us a message and we'll add you to the email list.

This video was shot and edited during the first Bristol Learning Co-op workshop day in April 2018. It was shown at the end of the day as part of the process.

Where next?

We make the path by walking it...

We are planning to run a course in January 2020. Join us in planning it. Visit our Loomio site to find out more.