Author Archives: Library of the Society of Friends

Creating A World Without War: new project to open up World War Two research materials

In the week that many have been commemorating the start of World War II 80 years ago, we have some news to share about an exciting new project to open access to some of our key collections from that period. … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Respected Friend? Women and equality in the Society of Friends

Quaker women in history have a reputation for being bolder and more publicly visible than their contemporaries, being involved with preaching and publishing from the very beginning of the movement. Until the end of the 19th century, however, the members … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Yearly Meeting 2019

Here in the Library, we are all recovering from a busy and productive Yearly Meeting in Friends House held over the bank holiday weekend. Yearly Meeting is the annual gathering for Quakers from around the country to come together to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Conscience Matters: new exhibition in Edinburgh

Last month an exciting new exhibition telling the story of World War II conscientious objectors opened at the National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle. Conscience Matters is the result of a partnership between National Museums Scotland, and a University of … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Quaker feeding programmes in postwar Germany and Austria

For many, the celebrations at the signing of the Armistice and the end of World War I were short lived. While soldiers went home from the front, the destruction wreaked on basic infrastructure and the civilian populations became clear. Germany … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Readers’ stories: T. Edmund Harvey – Liberal Quaker, Quaker Liberal

The sixth in our series of readers’ stories is by Mark Frankel, who’s two years into a PhD on T. Edmund Harvey at Birmingham University. Mark visits the Library regularly to read Harvey’s unpublished papers and his copious publications. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Readers' stories | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Some Library highlights of 2018

It’s time to take stock as the old year draws to a close. It’s been a full one. We said goodbye to old colleagues and welcomed new ones. Centenaries kept us busy. The reading room got a new look. Our … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment