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2011 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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The 2011 Swarthmore Lecture given by Pam Lunn addresses the unsustainability of the way we all live in the industrialised West.

2012 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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The 2012 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Rachel Brett a Quaker and a human rights lawyer who works at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva, where she is Representative for Human Rights and Refugees.

2013 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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Gerald shares his understanding of our corporate inward journey to life and truth and explored how we can we find for ourselves the central experience at the heart of Quakerism.

2014 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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The 2014 Swarthmore Lecture explores the theme of transformation, ending with a call for us as Quakers to return to a transforming and transformational faith.

2014 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

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The 2014 Swarthmore Lecture explores the theme of transformation, ending with a call for us as Quakers to return to a transforming and transformational faith.

2015 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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The 2015 Swarthmore Lecture will consider our peace testimony in relation to the current global context and drawing on what she has learned from her practical experience of violence and peacemaking

2015 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

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The 2015 Swarthmore Lecture will consider our peace testimony in relation to the current global context and drawing on what she has learned from her practical experience of violence and peacemaking

2016 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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The 2016 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Cécile Nyiramana and Esther Mombo. This lecture will focus on the peace building work of East African Quakers.

2016 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

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The 2016 Swarthmore Lecture was given by Cécile Nyiramana and Esther Mombo. This lecture will focus on the peace building work of East African Quakers.

2017 Swarthmore Lecture (Audio)

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The Swarthmore Lecture 2017: Faith in politics? A testimony to equality was given by Catherine West at 7:30 pm on Monday 31st July 2017 as part of Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University.

2017 Swarthmore Lecture (Video)

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The Swarthmore Lecture 2017: Faith in politics? A testimony to equality was given by Catherine West at 7:30 pm on Monday 31st July 2017 as part of Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University.

Exploring Priesthood

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John Peirce spent six weeks exploring Quaker understanding of the priesthood of all believers. In August 2017,  John gave a short presentation on his current thinking to an audience of Woodbrooke staff, volunteers and guests.

FAHE 2008 – Jocelyn Burnell

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A Talk by Jocelyn Burnell, speaker at the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) Annual Conference held at Woodbrooke June 19 – 22 2008.

FAHE 2008 – John Punshon

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Talk by John Punshon, speaker at the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) Annual Conference held at Woodbrooke June 19 – 22 2008.

FAHE 2008 – Satish Kumar

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Talk by Satish Kumar, speaker at the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) Annual Conference held at Woodbrooke June 19 – 22 2008.

From a Deep Place

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Gerald Hewitson talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

George Richardson Lecture 2011

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Rosemary Moore delivers the 2011 George Richardson Lecture and looks at how an update to ‘The Second Period of Quakerism’ might look.

George Richardson Lecture 2012

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Carole Dale Spencer delivers the 2012 George Richardson Lecture and will explore the relationship between Hannah Whitall Smith and J. Rendel Harris, the first Director of Woodbrooke.

George Richardson Lecture 2013

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Roger Homan delivers the 2013 George Richardson Lecture and talks to us about the rehabilitation of art in Quaker faith.

George Richardson Lecture 2014

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Stephen W. Angell delivers the 2014 George Richardson Lecture and looks at Samuel Fisher’s writings as they relate to the authority of Scripture and their effects on the ways other Quakers have understood the authority of Scripture throughout the Second Period and beyond.

George Richardson Lecture 2015

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Brycchan Carey delivers the 2015 George Richardson Lecture and examines two key moments in the development of a wider literature of antislavery.

George Richardson Lecture 2016

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Robynne Rogers Healey delivers the 2016 George Richardson Lecture and surveys some of the changes in Quaker history over the past twenty years

Good Lives Study Pack – Three Session

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This pack is designed to help Friends apply our Quaker values and practices to the pressing issues of today, in particular, the threats to the environment.

Looking to the Future

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Paul Rogers talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

Quaker Historical Corpus

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The Quaker Historical Corpus (QHC) consists of 173 texts written by Quakers between 1650 and 1690. All the texts are derived from copies held in the Library of Friends House, London.

Quaker Studies Thesis – Summarised

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Summaries of Postgraduate Theses on Quaker Topics, including Social Sciences – Quakers today; Quaker History – Stories of the Past; Theology – what did and do Quakers believe?

Quaker Study Series 2013

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At Canadian Yearly Meeting 2013, Ben Pink Dandelion held a series of Quaker Study sessions over five days from 19 to 23 August.

Quaker Worship and Witness

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The radical mysticism of Quakerism, which is based on the idea that God can be experienced without the mediation of priest or text at any time, in any place.

Quakers and Ecumenism

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This talk will look at how ecumenism first became possible in the nineteenth century and how Friends can relate to other Christians and other faiths today.

Quakers, Theology and Language

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The different attitudes to theology and language within the Society of Friends. The very particular British Quaker understanding of belief will be a focus for this talk.

Searching for John Woolman

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This public lecture recorded at Woodbrooke in 2012, James Proud, a direct descendent of Woolman, talks about the process of writing and editing Woolman’s works.

The Future of Quakerism

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Where does Quakerism sit in the wider religious landscape today? Where will it be in 25 years’ time?

The History of Quakerism

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An accessible account of the history of Quakerism from the time when it was a movement setting out to change the world, abolish slavery and promote women’s rights.

The Joseph Wood Archive

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This archive consists five volumes of notebooks in PDF format by Quietist Quaker Joseph Wood.

The Labyrinth

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Jan Sellers talking at the Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference at Woodbrooke in 2016.

What Quakers Believe

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There are Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and atheist Quakers today – how do they all co-exist?

Who are the Quakers?

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A basic overview of the founding story and ideas of Quakerism and how the movement has grown into a worldwide religion of six traditions.