Free online course available with FutureLearn

Free online course available with FutureLearn

by Jemma Page -
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Woodbrooke is pleased to announce the launch of a new learning opportunity offered in partnership with Lancaster University and FutureLearn. Starting Monday 3 October. 

This three week (3-hours per week) course, called ‘Radical Spirituality: the early history of the Quakers’, led by Ben Pink Dandelion, is free for everyone and will explore the early history of the Quakers, including how it all started, who the key figures were, and how Quakerism was to change the face of England in the 17th Century.

Ben Pink Dandelion, Programme Leader at Woodbrooke’s Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies and head of Quaker studies at Lancaster University will lead this course. Ben will be joined by Professor Hilary Hinds and Professor Angus Winchester of Lancaster University, and Dr Betty Hagglund and Stuart Masters of Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. The course will include video clips, with reading material including extracts from George Fox’s journal, plus other key texts from the period, there will be reflection exercises and quizzes also.

The course officially starts on Monday 3rd October 2016, but registration is available from today via the FutureLearn website -

For those who complete the course, a Statement of Participation is available as a certificate. This certificate provides a summary of learning and can be used as evidence on a curriculum vitae or as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

*Please note this course is offered through FutureLearn's learning platform and not through the woodbrooke website.

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