Wondrous Wander: Old Joe to Selly Oak via UoB's Quaker Connections

Old Joe Clocktower
Thursday 16 May 2024 (17:00-18:45)

Edward Shelley
07973 865889


Join us for an informative and social commute on foot from Old Joe to Selly Oak campus near Bournville.

Rhiannon Grant will be sharing stories of the early history of our university and its Quaker connections with the Cadbury family. We will take a closer look at the places we pass on the way: the architecture of central campus, Selly Oak library and the Quaker Meeting House. 

Meeting time: 17:00 at Old Joe to start walking at quarter past. The walk will take approximately 45 minutes so expect to arrive at Selly Oak campus at about 18:45. 

If you live locally you can continue to walk home. For those further afield, take the bus or train for your onward journey. This is a great opportunity for drivers to try 'park and ride' at Selly Oak campus as there are usually ample car parking spaces there.

Rhiannon Grant is a lecturer in UoB's theology department and at the Woodbroke Quaker Study Centre. She works on all aspects of modern Quaker thought, including theological understandings, approaches to changing practice, and philosophy.

Commuting by foot lets you interact with your surroundings like no other daily journey--you can see the seasons change, cross paths with neighbours, and sense the places and communities you pass. This special event lends a unique opportunity to learn a hidden story near campus and connect with colleagues. 

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Like this event? On 21 May, join Wondrous Wander: North Gate to Gough Rd via the Story of Ida B Wells.


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