Woodbrooke Study Centre provides study opportunities to encourage continuing personal, social and spiritual development whilst shaping experiences that can significantly enhance both personal and community growth. The 2018 brochure ‘Learn’, (available in Meeting, from Woodbrooke, and also to download from www.woodbrooke.org.uk/course-brochure ) outlines an eclectic range of courses delivered in different formats to ensure full access for everyone.
A selection of courses during May and June include an online course, ‘Let your life preach’, which asks participants to examine how they challenge injustice in the world.
A retreat, ‘To save from fear,’ considers how embracing hope and optimism challenges the impediments of fear and anxiety, and vitally encourages spiritual growth
A weekend course, “Dance for joy,’ is inspired by world dance and music from a range of genres. It will encourage a sense of community harmony — and looks good fun.
Looking ahead to July, there is an intensive 12 month Young Adult Leadership programme planned for 19-30 year olds. An in-depth opportunity for young adults to work developmentally together considering Quaker faith and its practical application.
Later during the year some of our friends will be tutoring courses. Lucienne Boyce — Women’s suffrage. Marian Liebmann — Restorative justice and Helen Chambers — oversight in Meetings.
There are also in-depth courses for study to post graduate level validated by the University of Birmingham. Fee assistance is available from both Woodbrooke and our Meeting.
Woodbrooke is a rich and inspirational resource for us to draw upon. Please browse the brochure, or for more information contact Polly, other friends directly involved with the centre or Woodbrooke direct — telephone 0121 472 5171.
Polly Lowe, Woodbrooke Correspondent