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Statement 13 August 2020: Onsite Activity Update

After careful deliberation, we have decided to extend our suspension of the majority of our onsite activity at the Woodbrooke Centre until November. We are not accepting residential bookings until…

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Woodbrooke to offer 2020 Swarthmore Lecture online

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that the 2020 Swarthmore Lecture; Openings to the Infinite Ocean: A Friendly Offering of Hope by Tom Shakespeare, will be live-streamed on Saturday 1 August…

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Statement 8 June 2020: Our learning in 2020

We want to share with you our plans for our learning programme for the remainder of the year. After careful consideration we have made the decision that we will only…

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Statement 19 March 2020: COVID-19 Impact

UPDATE: Activity at Woodbrooke’s centre, including B&B, Conferencing and onsite learning, will remain suspended until August 2020 at the earliest.  We have increased our online courses which can be accessed…

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Statement 14 March 2020: Woodbrooke to suspend onsite courses in response to COVID-19

Woodbrooke has been closely monitoring the situation with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and reviewing the advice issued by Public Heath England in response. After careful consideration, and with deep regret,…

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Swarthmore Lecture 2020: Tom Shakespeare on Hope

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that the 2020 Swarthmore Lecture will be given by Tom Shakespeare.  Tom is a sociologist, broadcaster, campaigner for disability rights and writer on disability, genetics…

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Blue plaque to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

On 18 October 1931 Mahatma Gandhi arrived at Woodbrooke as part of his tour of Britain.  Ghandi spoke to a packed Cadbury Room, rumoured to contain over 300 people, on…

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Global Peace Walk at Woodbrooke.

On 2 October 2019, the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, a year-long peace walk, Jai Jagat 2020, takes its first steps from Delhi to Geneva. People will join it…

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Moving in a new direction

Trustees of Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and Britain Yearly Meeting have this week agreed to work together to radically change the way the two organisations support Quakers across Britain. The…

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Swarthmore Lecture 2019 at Britain Yearly Meeting 2019

 “On Earth as it is in Heaven: the Kingdom of God and the yearning of Creation” The Swarthmore Lecture takes place each year during Britain Yearly Meeting, the annual gathering…

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