May 2023

Dear QUG supporter

Our annual conference in 2023 – Friday May 12th to Sunday May 14th at Woodbrooke and online

Universalism and Creativity – how creativity expresses and enhances spirituality across the world.

This is just a brief update about our last conference at Woodbrooke in Birmingham which starts in 8 days’ time.

We are delighted that nearly 50 participants will be at Woodbrooke. We hope to make it a really worthwhile farewell. We will be joined by about 20 people online.

There are still a few single rooms available at Woodbrooke (no doubles), and they can take some more day visitors.

There are plenty of places available online too.

If you are interested in joining us please apply as soon as possible, using the form at the end of this email or by looking at our website (

Please note that a place can only be confirmed once you have paid: details are available on the form as to how to pay online.

We need to remind you that there is industrial action on the railways scheduled for 12th and 13th May: participants are coming by coach, bus or car.

We will write a fuller newsletter to you after the conference, probably in June.

If you have any questions please reply to this email or write to

Best wishes

Tony Philpott (QUG Clerk)

QUG 2023 Annual Conference Booking Form – Universalism and Creativity 
Friday May 12th (6pm) to Sunday May 14th (2pm) 
At Woodbrooke Study Centre,1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham. B29 6LJ 
And On-line by Zoom 
Name Address  
Email Post Code  
I wish to:Stay at WoodbrookeCost£250    
Woodbrooke daily/part timeCostSee Note 6 overleaf  
Take part onlineCost£40    
Only if you wish to:    I make a donation to speakers’ expenses of:                         £  
(£20 suggested) 
Total amount paid:£  
I shall pay by: Bank Transfer to:    The Quaker Universalist Group 
Bank:   TSB        Sort Code:   30-97-35       Account:   00016421 
 Cheque payable to: The Quaker Universalist Group  
If there are two people on this form, we shall assume that you want a double room (see Note 4 overleaf). Otherwise we shall assume a single. If necessary, please comment in the box. 
Ensuite essential Mobility difficulties? Please comment  
Diet:Vegan Vegetar’n Veg’t’+fish Omnivore  
I should like to stay at Woodbrooke before/afterwards.  
Please add times and meal requirements to the comments box. 
We shall arrange this not Woodbrooke, but please pay at Woodbrooke. 
Please return this form to the Conference Applications Secretary:
Dorothy Searle     
Flat 52 Albany Park Court,      3 Westwood Road,      Southampton.                SO17 1LA.
1Bookings are accepted only on full payment.
2If you are applying from overseas and need to pay by Paypal, please email:
3If you need to cancel, please contact the Conference Applications Secretary
4If you are a couple sharing a room, you will be entitled to a reduction of £75 from the total amount.
5You should receive an acknowledgement of this booking. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks, please contact the Conference Applications Secretary.
6Daily rates at Woodbrooke:
Saturday daytime with lunch2 sessions 09.30-17.30£36
Saturday all day with lunch & dinner3 sessions 09.30-21.30£66
Whole less Saturday evening & dinner4 sessions£97
Whole conference with all lunches and dinners£127