Swarthmore Lecture

Swarthmore Lecture 2021

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that Thomas Penny will give the 2021 Swarthmore Lecture – Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth. Thomas’ lecture will address Truth in the era of…

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Swarthmore Lecture 2020: Tom Shakespeare on Hope

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that the 2020 Swarthmore Lecture will be given by Tom Shakespeare.  Tom is a sociologist, broadcaster, campaigner for disability rights and writer on disability, genetics…

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2019 Swarthmore Lecturer Announced as Eden Grace

The 2019 Swarthmore Lecture will be given by Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director for Friends United Meeting with the title  ‘On Earth as it is in Heaven; The Kingdom of God and the yearning of Creation’.

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Becoming a low carbon sustainable community

In 2011 I remember sitting in the tent in sweltering heat awaiting the Swarthmore lecture, a lecture given at the annual gathering of Britain Yearly Meeting. That year it was…

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Faith in Politics

Maud Grainger reviews the 2017 Swarthmore Lecture and what the topics covered by Catherine West mean to her.

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Listen to the 2017 Swarthmore Lecture today

Catherine West delivers the 110th Swarthmore Lecture: Faith in politics? A testimony to equality at Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University.

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Swarthmore Lecture Announcement

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre is pleased to confirm that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.

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