The Quaker Universalist Group organises one major event a year namely the annual conference.

This page may include events from other related organisations. If you have an event you would like to be publicised through QUG please let use know via the email address contact@qug.org.uk .

  • Fri
    On-line using Zoom

    The 2021 QUG annual conference is the postponed 2020 conference ‘LIFE, TIME AND ETERNITY

    It will take place online between Friday May 7th to Saturday May 15th 2021.

    We have six speakers. They are:

    • Philip Young – from a Christian perspective
    • Sharada Sugirtharajah – form a Hindu perspective
    • Murray Corke – from a Buddhist perspective
    • Shaykh Arif – from a Muslim perspective
    • Julian Barbour – from a scientific perspective
    • Peter Varney – from an anthropological perspective

    Rather than cramming the conference into one weekend we are spreading it over two weekends and the Wednesday in between. We are avoiding Sundays so that people can attend their usual Sunday meetings if they wish to.

    The dates are:

    • Friday 7th May – 1900 – Session 1
    • Saturday 8th May – 1030 – Session 2
    • Saturday 8th May – 1430 – Session 3
    • Wednesday 12th May – 1900 – Session 4
    • Friday 14th May – 1900 – Session 5
    • Saturday 15th May – 1030 – Session 6
    • Saturday 15th May – 1430 – Session 7

    Each session will be about 1¾ hours long and will involve a talk, small group discussion in breakout rooms, and a plenary. Participants of course can choose which sessions to attend. Session 7 will be a plenary to try to summarise the whole conference.

    Further details and on-line registration form can be found here


  • Sat
    12:30 pmBritain Yearly Gathering online

    Our next event is our special interest meeting at Britain Yearly Gathering online. Following up our May conference, the well-known Quaker Rex Ambler will speak under the title ‘Time and Eternity’ on Saturday 24th July at 12.30 p.m. After his talk there will be time for discussion and questions.

    This meeting will be advertised by BYM and you will need to book through them, so please look out for the details on https://www.quaker.org.uk/events/yearly-meeting-gathering-2021 and also on the BYM weekly e-newsletter ‘Quake’.

    In addition, we will be present at the Groups Fair which is scheduled to take place from 2.30 – 4.30 pm on 24th July and from 7.00 – 8.30 p.m. on 25th July.

  • Thu
    2:00pm - 3:15pmOn-line (details will be posted closer to the date)

    Rhiannon Grant and Grace Milton are organising an online event for QCCIR (The Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations) called ‘Living with More than One Tradition’. QUG will be contributing to this event on Thursday 21st October between 2.00 and 3.15 p.m.