Handmaidens of the Lord: Exploring the Writings of Early Quaker Women

1st April 2021 - 30th April 2021


One of the most striking features of the early Quaker movement was the active contribution of women as writers and preachers within what was a rigidly patriarchal society. In this course, we will explore the lives, and writings of a number of important early Quaker women. These will include Margaret Fell, Martha Simmonds, Hannah Stranger, Sarah Blackborow, Rebecca Travers, Dorothy White, and Elizabeth Bathurst. What contribution did these women make to the development of the Quaker way?

This course involves a time commitment of approximately two to three hours per week. Each week there will be a range of audio-visual and written materials for you to engage with, and a discussion forum where you can share reflections and ask questions.

There will be one live session on Thursday 29 April at 19:00-20:30.

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This course will involve:

Live discussionLive talkPrivate discussionRecorded videoWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly if you require closed captions.

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