About Doug

Doug who has a background in Agricultural Research has been based at the Global Retreat Centre since its inception in 1993. As well as managing the 55 acrres of garden he also plays a key role in building management. Alongside this, Doug runs Values Development, Positive Thinking and Enlightened Leadership seminars for professional and community groups around the UK and abroad. Since 1996 he has, in particular, been involved in the university’s outreach work in prisons, running courses for prisoners and contributing to seminars and educational programmes for Prison Service personnel.



Author Archives: Doug

Judas Tree

April 4th, 2014 | by Doug

Within the ‘pleasure grounds’ of the Global Retreat Centre (Nuneham House) there are, astonishingly, almost one hundred different species of


It’s a Bug’s Life

February 24th, 2013 | by Doug

Believe it or not there was a honey bee visiting the early spring flowers the other day when the sun



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