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Quakers at War: What do they do and why do they do it? And who are the Quakers anyway?

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Join Dr. Frances Hurd to look at the history of the Quakers dating back to the Seventeenth Century. However, sin this talk she will concentrate on the 1947 work of Quakers (Society of Friends) during the Second World War, which was recognised with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Why did they receive it? What have Quakers done to help combatants and civilians during wartime, and when did they start doing it?

And who are the Quakers, anyway?

 

About the speaker:  Dr Frances Hurd has a PhD in medieval and modern history, and has worked in publishing, academia and heritage. She is now an historical researcher exploring the lives of ten families before, during and after the First World War.   

She makes extensive use of family history investigation in her own research, and also undertakes projects for clients, focusing on placing their relatives in the context of their times. 

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