George Richardson Lecture 2022

George Fox’s Pulpits – place and story in Quaker history by Professor Angus Winchester

Focusing on the sites in north-west England associated with early Quakerism, specifically the two hillsides which contain rocks known as ‘Fox’s Pulpit’, Firbank Fell near Sedbergh, and Pardshaw Crag, near Cockermouth, this lecture will examine how and why these particular sites came to be charged with meaning for the Quaker community, both locally and internationally

Angus Winchester is Professor Emeritus of Local & Landscape History at Lancaster University, UK. The lecture draws on his interest in the history of Cumbria and his fascination by the place of ‘storied ground’ in Quaker life.

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