‘Ben’ Pink Dandelion is Woodbrooke’s Programme Leader for Research. Ben began his academic work in Quaker studies in the late 1980s, co-founding the Quaker Studies…
The History of the Quaker Way
Saturday 23 March 2024
Nottingham Friends Meeting House
‘Ben’ Pink Dandelion,
The Quaker way has undergone many changes since the start of the movement in the 1650s. This day will offer a clear and accessible outline of the key changes in attitude and emphasis that have brought us to our current expression of the Quaker faith.
Thus, the day will run through the different periods of Quaker theology, starting with an in-depth exploration of the first Friends. How Quakers have related to wider society, and what Friends sense their purpose is, has changed in each period and is key to how the movement has changed in the way it sees itself and presents itself.
We will look in particular too at the beginnings of the form of Quakerism we currently enjoy and some of the ways in which it coheres in spite of theological diversity. There will be mix of input and discussion, with no prior knowledge assumed. This course is ideal for newcomers as well as those seeking a refresher.
Tea and coffee will be available but please bring your own lunch.
Nottingham Friends Meeting House is located at 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD, about 10-15 minute walk from Nottingham city centre and well served by public transport. More information is available on the Meeting House website.
This course will involve:
Nottingham Friends Meeting House is accessible by wheelchair and has accessible facilities. Unfortunately, there is not a hearing loop in the room being used for this workshop.