Learning Resource Centre

Woodbrooke’s Quaker Learning Resource Centre is an online collection of useful material, from podcasts and videos to thesis and publications. The Resource Centre has a wide variety of resources for Quakers interested in exploring various aspects of their faith and practice and for anyone interested in academic study and research in the field of Quaker Studies.

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A Short Introduction to Quakerism

A series of six audio lectures by Ben Pink Dandelion covering a brief history of Quakerism.

Eva Koch Scholarship Presentations

A collection of resources and learning outcomes made available from Eva Koch Scholars during their scholarship. New resources are added each year.

FAHE Lectures

Friends Association for Higher Education held their annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016 and in 2008. These are some of the plenary presentations.

George Richardson Lectures

The George Richardson Lecture is an annual public lecture in Quaker Studies given by a leading academic. It was begun by the Centre for Quaker Studies at the University of Sunderland in 1996.

Good Lives Study Packs

This material was produced as part of Woodbrooke’s Good Lives project which ran until 2012, and was designed to be used in Quaker meetings. The material may contain references and details which are no longer accurate.

Quaker Historical Corpus

The Quaker Historical Corpus (QHC) consists of 173 texts written by Quakers between 1650 and 1690.

Quaker Studies Lectures

A collection of audio and video recordings of academic lectures on a range of subjects related to Quaker Studies

Quaker Studies Theses

Summaries of postgraduate theses and dissertations on Quaker history, theology and social sciences.

Quaker Talks

A collection of audio and video talks on a range of topics related to the learning that Woodbrooke offers.

The Joseph Wood Archive

A fully searchable transcription of one hundred notebooks written by a Quietist Quaker travelling minister between 1767 and 1821, together with 647 letters and a selection of miscellaneous printed Quaker papers.

The Swarthmore Lecture

Audio and video recordings of past Swarthmore Lectures.

Navigating Without a Map

How do we navigate life? What does it mean to be spirit-led? I’m looking forward to engaging with these questions with participants on the Standing in the light and sitting in the dark course, 8th-10th February 2019 at ... Read more

A Quaker Response to Animal Suffering

In February 2018, Woodbrooke ran a six week long online course on ‘A Quaker Response to Animal Suffering.’ Its aim was to engage Friends with an important issue that is all too often ignored, trivialised or met with ... Read more

Finding the Sacred on the Silver Screen

Can God be found in the movies? Is it possible to discern the work of the Spirit within such a consumerist and populist art form? Does a theological response to film even have relevance in this secular world ... Read more