At its inception, The Taylor McCabe Institute (TMI) was set up to be a residential school dedicated to the development of all individuals that are interested in a learning ethos outside of mainstream education.
The idea was to bring people with diverse skill sets under one roof and have them play the role of both student and teacher. The courses would last from two weeks to two months. They would focus on both personal and physical development, practical and theoretical lectures as well as an in-depth study of how to be happier and wiser in life.
While this remains our vision, the war in Ukraine triggered a slight twist.
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“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”
- Albert Einstein.
How It All Started
"8 years ago I bought two 90 foot long barns, in a small village in Slovakia. I borrowed my mums' life savings to pay for a property, in a country I didn’t know or speak the language of.
If you’ve ever met me and I hope we get the chance, this would not seem like anything particularly abnormal. My impulsive personality has been a gateway to so many adventures in my life and this will hopefully be the most interesting one to date."
On his return to the UK, Tristram posted on Facebook the events that had transpired and asked the universe "what to do" . As ever, the replies were rather unexpected! The consensus amongst his network was that with collective help, he should build the school that he’d always talked about.
"In my teenage years a man by the name of Robert Taylor took me in. He taught me about art, history, philosophy, people and why I was important. Years later, when I asked why he had done this for me, he replied: “because I once lost someone very dear to me and I promised that I would never let that happen to a boy that needed help again”.
When asked what I could do in return for his help, Robert said “help people to feel safe and teach them everything you know”.
For years I pondered how to pay back until I realised I had a large network of specialists who were desperate to fill in their purpose. I dreamt of a school where they could share their knowledge; a university of life. These specialists are now the team behind TMI and together we are working towards something we hope will make a difference in someone's life."