Diary

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
    29
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    Woodbrooke Quaker Sudy Center, Birmingham

    Nontheist Friends Network Annual Conference 2019 will be held at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham

    This is an open conference and this year in particular, in considering diversity, will emphasise the participatory nature of our Gathering and small group explorations.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    Start friday at 6 pm, end 2 pm Sunday Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ

    In this conference we will explore our understanding of forgiveness from a range of religious, moral and psychological perspectives and in a range of situations.

    It is widely assumed, in religions and in societies more generally, that forgiveness is a ‘good thing’ and that we ‘ought’ to forgive (or at least try to forgive) those that offend against us. In this conference we will be examining this assumption in depth in order to deepen our understanding of forgiveness and how this may be reached.

    See here for more information

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    12:30 pm Room Drayton B06, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ

    Our special interest meeting at BYM will look back at our 2019 conference on Forgiveness and look forward to our 2020 conference. If you are at BYM please come along.

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019
    EveningFriends House, Euston Road, London

    We will be at the Groups Fair on Sunday evening May 26th. Anyone who would like to help please contact us.

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019
    6:30pm - 9:00pmCollingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street, Off Dunchurch Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EA

    RIFF is very fortunate to have Christine Allen to speak on the topic “Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor” .

    Christine  is the new Director at CAFOD. She was previously Director of Policy & Public Affairs for Christian Aid (2012 -19) and before that, Director of Progressio, the former Catholic Institute for International Relations.

    The lecture will be preceded by a light meal: Home-made hearty vegetarian soup, roll & butter, chocolate dessert, tea/coffee

    Entry to the lecture, including the meal, will cost £7.50 payable at the door. Proceeds after expenses will be donated to CAFOD.

    Registration: Please register your intention to come by emailing the Rugby Interfaith Forum
    using the email address lecture@interfaithinrugby.org.uk

    Times:

    Arrival time:  18.30
    Meal: 18.45-19.30
    Lecture: 19.30-20.15
    Open discussion: 20.15-21.00

    The free car park entrance is in Barby Road CV22 5DZ

    The poster for the event can be downloaded here. Please circulate as widely as possible. Thank you

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019
    5:30 pmWestminster Meeting House, 52 St Martin’s Lane, WC2, London

    Tony Philpott will be speaking at the Sunday evening meeting of the London Younger Quaker Worship Group on December 1st. The topic is Unity in Pluralism.

    The meeting starts at 5.30 p.m. with a meeting for worship, followed by the talk and questions; it finishes with a shared meal. The meeting is for those aged between 18 and 35ish. They meet in Westminster Meeting House, 52 St Martin’s Lane, WC2, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    AfternoonFriends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ

    Alan York will be speaking to London Quakers on a topic within the area of science and religion. The meeting will be in Friends House, Euston Road, on the afternoon of Saturday February 8th 2020.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    Sun
    10
    May
    2020
    Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ

    The program is as follows:

    Friday 8th May
    16:00 to 18:00 – Arrivals
    18:15 – DINNER
    19:15 – Welcome and house rules – Cadbury Room
    19:30 – A speaker from a Christian perspective
    20:30 – Breakout groups
    21:20 – Break
    21:30 – Epilogue – Cadbury Room

    Saturday 9th May
    07:45 to 09:00 – BREAKFAST
    08:30 to 09.00 – Meeting for Worship – Quiet Room
    09:15 – Sharada Sugirtharajah – from a Hindu perspective
    10:15 – Tea/coffee
    10:55 – Regather in Cadbury Room
    11:00 – Murray Corke – from a Buddhist perspective
    12:00 – Breakout groups
    13:00 – LUNCH

    Free time

    15:30 – A speaker from a Muslim perspective (from the Al Mahdi Institute)
    16:30 – Conference photo – Cadbury Room
    16:45 – Tea/coffee
    17:15 – QUG AGM – Cadbury Room
    18:15 – DINNER
    19:45 – Music, poetry and prose in the Cadbury Room or practical meditation session in the Quiet Room
    21:30 – Epilogue – Cadbury Room

    Sunday 10th May
    08:00 to 09:00 – BREAKFAST
    09:00 to 09:30 – Meeting for Worship – Cadbury Room
    09:30 – for those departing today all rooms should be clear by 09:30
    09:45 – Julian Barbour – from a Scientific perspective
    10:45 – Tea/coffee
    11:15 – Breakout groups
    12:00 – Plenary session, led by Peter Varney – drawing things together from an anthropological perspective
    13:15 – LUNCH and departure

    For full details of the 2020 conference, and links to the application form see here

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020
    7:00 pmOn-line using Zoom

    This will be a discussion led by the Quaker Universalist Group

    Please register your interest by sending an email to contact@qug.org.uk

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2021
    Sat
    15
    May
    2021
    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
    24
    Jul
    2021
    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
    21
    Oct
    2021
    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.

  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    03
    Apr
    2022
    Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham and on-line

    The 2022 QUG Annual Conference on the topic ‘ Health and Healing’ is now scheduled for Friday April 1st – Sunday April 3rd 2022 to take place at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, and online using Zoom.

    We are very hopeful we will be able to return to Woodbrooke next year after a three-year gap. We expect the conference to be run as a blended conference, with some participants physically at Woodbrooke and some joining online using Zoom.