By: Jon Martin

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Earth Day and ecological homecoming

On Earth Day 2024, Kim Harrison reflects on the importance of ecological homecoming after her recent Glenthorne retreat. The sense of ecological homecoming that we can feel in nature is…

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Mandy Cooper to be new Woodbrooke CEO

Woodbrooke Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Mandy Cooper as Woodbrooke’s new permanent CEO to take the charity into 2024 and beyond. Mandy will take over from Woodbrooke’s…

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Ben Jarman to give 2024 Swarthmore Lecture

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that Ben Jarman will give the 2024 Swarthmore Lecture. Ben’s lecture will focus on imprisonment and punishment, exploring what Quakers distinctively have to say today…

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Woodbrooke Centre: An anthology of memories

The sad news that the Woodbrooke Centre is to close by the end of October 2023 marks the end of an era. Whilst, there will be a new chapter for…

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The Future of the Woodbrooke Centre – Trustee Statement

In its 120-year history Woodbrooke has grown and changed to meet the changing needs of Quakers both in Britain and further afield. From its initial conception as a one-year experiment,…

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The 2022 Swarthmore Lecture Book is here

The book that accompanies Helen Minnis’ impactful Swarthmore Lecture given at Britain Yearly Meeting 2022 is now available to order. It includes Helen’s lecture and the lead-up and response to…

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Meet the 2022 Eva Koch Scholars

 The 2022 Eva Koch Scholars share their topic and why it’s important to Quakers today. From left to right: Naomi Richards, Marguerite Kearns, Kate McNally, Kirstin Munro. Not pictured Ruth…

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Swarthmore Lecture 2023 to focus on how we can change society

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that Esther Loukin (nee Leighton) will give the 2023 Swarthmore Lecture. Esther will look at how we can bring about change in broader society, including…

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Shaping Woodbrooke’s Future – Statement July 2022

The pandemic has changed Woodbrooke irrevocably. New challenges have brought long-standing issues of financial sustainability into sharp focus. Woodbrooke has responded to a changing world by expanding its online learning…

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Exploring Vocal Ministry

Mark Russ discusses Vocal Ministry as Spiritual Food One of the difficulties in communicating the Quaker way, is that many of the words we use have a specific Quaker meaning…

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