Adderbury Gathering

Adderbury Gathering 2023

Adderbury Quaker Meeting House, Sunday 18th June 2022 at 15:00.

Followed by afternoon tea. All welcome – no charge

Reparations for historical injustices? A Quaker take.

A talk by Ann Floyd

Banbury and Evesham Quakers invite you to the Adderbury Gathering, our annual public talk, at the Adderbury Quaker Meeting House.

Followed by afternoon tea. All welcome – no charge.

“The legacies of slavery, the slave trade and colonialism are topics of current debate in Britain and elsewhere. Quakers are one of many groups thinking about how the current generation ought to respond.  Should the focus be on reparations for the past, or on current issues such as loss and damage, health, education, economic inequalities…? Or both? How should we go about whatever we do? How does this look to those we want to support, and whose agenda is it?  British Quakers have begun exploring all this both amongst ourselves and with Quakers in Africa. This talk will be a personal take on the journey so far and what the next steps might be.”

About Ann Floyd

Ann Floyd was brought up as an Anglican, and became a Quaker in early adulthood. She is member of Jordans Meeting, in Buckinghamshire, and is also involved in Quaker work nationally and internationally. Most of her professional life was as an academic at the Open University. She has longstanding African links, first as a mathematics teacher in Uganda, and later through academic connections involving open/distance learning, alongside many interactions with African Quakers.

Adderbury Meeting House:

This Quaker Meeting House is one of the oldest in the country – built in 1675 – and a very special place.  This is one of the few times in the year it is open.

Location: Adderbury Quaker Meeting House, Horn Hill Rd, West Adderbury, OX17 3EW.

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Bus:  S4 – between Oxford and Banbury goes via Horn Hill Road. For more information: info@banburyeveshamquakers.org.uk

Adderbury Gathering 2022

“Climate seems to be the hardest word”

Fascinating talk by Linda Aspey at historic Adderbury Quaker Meeting House

Adderbury Quaker Meeting House, Sunday 19th June 2022 at 15:00

Banbury and Evesham Quakers invite you to the Adderbury Gathering, our annual public talk, at the Adderbury Quaker Meeting House.

Followed by afternoon tea. 

All welcome – no charge.

We all know that climate change is getting worse, along with ecological destruction and species extinction, but it is hard to talk about. It’s big, it’s scary, it’s happening and we’d all rather it wasn’t. Often we don’t really know what anyone can do, given the scale of the problems.

Yet research shows that when we learn how to talk, we actually feel better rather than worse. We begin to realise that we’re not alone in feeling this way, that we do care very deeply, and that we can make a difference.

This Quaker Meeting House is one of the oldest in the country – built in 1675 – and a very special place.  This is one of the few times in the year it is open.

Location: Adderbury Quaker Meeting House, Horn Hill Rd, West Adderbury, OX17 3EW.

Bus:  S4 – between Oxford and Banbury goes via Horn Hill Road.

On foot:  if you are interested in walking from Banbury – get in touch for details.

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