Basic Profile


Rod Sugden

Organizational Title:

Universe Story education advisor to Global Generation


Global Generation





Zip/Postal Code:



United Kingdom

Extended Profile

What do you (or organization) hope for in connection with a deep time perspective?

We hope to teach this overarching and emerging narrative to schools and organisations as a catalyst for positive environmental and social change.

Short description of your (or organization's) current interest/work in an deep time perspective:

Our current interest is our foundational methodology that has been developed by our work with children and young people in formal and informal educational settings. We are excited to see how the work will evolve and expand in collaboration with practitioners from all over the world.

Background: Your bio if an individual, or description if an organization (Let us know who you are!):

I have been a primary school teacher in the public and private sector for the last 14 years. I now divide my time between Dallington School and delivering educational programmes for Global Generation.
Over the last five years I have introduced children and young people to the Universe Story and have found that they have a deep enthusiasm and connection to learning about who they are and what they are a part of.

What are you (or organization) looking for from the Network?

We are looking to connect with others to explore ways of deepening and expanding the Universe Story work.

What do you (or organization) bring to the Network?

We bring with us experience of delivering education programmes, based on the Universe Story, to children, young people and adults.

Year became interested in a deep time evolutionary perspective:


Originally inspired to do this work by:

Brian Swimme

Also inspired to do this work by:

Teilhard de Chardin and Jennifer Morgan

Call this work:

Universe Story/New Story/Journey of the Universe

Organizations involved with that have a Deep Time evolutionary perspective:

Global Generation

Applying a Deep Time evolutionary perspective to what fields/issues:

Agriculture, Education

Favorite Quote Having to do With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

You take hydrogen gas, and you leave it alone, and it turns into rosebushes, giraffes, and humans. Brian Swimme

Are you a teacher/professor?


If yes, what institution?

Global Generation

Offer programs with a deep time evolutionary perspective:


If Yes, Programs Offered With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

Teacher Training Programs, Programs in Schools and Colleges, Workshops/Seminars

(Optional) Endorsements from people who have participated in your programs:

The Global Generation project is exciting because it gives us a chance to reconnect with humanity at all levels . St John’s will be a more creative place as we are challenged to explore our thoughts, and to fit our learning into the biggest picture of all. We will be thinkers, creators, collaborators, critics, presenters, celebrants. The world of quick wins and celebrity will be left behind as we focus on the things that really matter. Our values, that are so familiar to us all, will be challenged in us, will grow in us and will pave the way forward for us all – as people, as friends and as learners.” Jane Ratcliffe Headteacher St Johns Primary School

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Published Books/Movies/Other With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

On our Universe story website you can see 2 videos made about our work. Please look in the ‘Resources’ section.

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