Zenmachine is set up by Peter and Sheila Wendes to promote Go
Peter and Sheila started promoting Go in 2003 after they organised an experimental Hampshire Go Project, funded by the European Go Federation and Japan.
They are full-time, freelance Go trainers since January 2003.
In November 2005 they were invited to tour Japan, using Go with different groups of people to encourage interaction and understanding, with Yasutoshi Yasuda author of ‘Go As Communication’. Their work in the UK had developed very similarly and in parallel, and they were pleased to find a great deal of common ground for this powerful tool for learning and connecting people.
They run frequent events for Local Education Authorities, Museums. They provide seminars for professional groups, such as the Mathematical Association, Yellow Submarine, Toyota, and Go MAD Thinking Skills, and travel throughout the UK and abroad.
Peter has been meeting with Charles Clarke since he was Secretary of State for Education about raising the awareness of Mind Sports across the curriculum, and now, as Home Secretary, promoting mind sports within a wider arena. He asserts, ‘The case for mind sports is self-evident’. There is growing cross party support for this.
Peter and Sheila are part of the external relations committee of the British Go association.
Contact details can be found at http://www.zenmachine.co.uk/contacts.html