The Woodbrooke Centre

The Woodbrooke Centre is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house in Selly Oak, Birmingham. Woodbrooke has welcomed guests through its doors for nearly 120 years. Once the family home of George Cadbury whilst nearby Bournville village was built, Woodbrooke has welcomed and nurtured guests for generations including Mahatma Gandhi in 1931.

On Tuesday 28 February 2023 it was announced that The Woodbrooke Centre would sadly be closing to the public by 31 October 2023. The Woodbrooke Centre is now at capacity for the bookings we can take until our closure and are unable to take any further bookings.

If you are visiting the Woodbrooke Centre see their directions pages to plan your arrival.

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The Future of the Woodbrooke Centre Trustee Statement

Woodbrooke: An anthology of memories

The sad news that the Woodbrooke Centre is to close by the end of October 2023 marks the end of an era. Whilst, there will be a new chapter for Woodbrooke Learning and Research as it continues and develops, for many of us physically being at Woodbrooke has been an important part of our spiritual development. Time spent at the Woodbrooke Centre, for whatever reason, has been significant and inspiring.

We are aware that it is important to note and share these experiences for ourselves and all who have appreciated and contributed to the Woodbrooke experience. We are, therefore, planning to produce an anthology of people’s memories which will give us the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge those experiences. We are inviting people to share their memories, and extracts from these contributions will be included in the anthology.

We would appreciate contributions by 23rd June 2023, ideally as concise as you can manage, as then we will be able to include more contributions.

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