I am an academic researcher with a particular interest in Quakerism and the Religious Society of Friends in Britain. I started my career working in medical physics and atomic energy, before moving into Quaker International Social Projects and being a founder member of the Alliance of West European Voluntary Service Organisations to forge new links between the East and the West at a time of great political and social change. Since 2004 I have been publishing statistical analyses of Quakerism in Britain, and most notably I have co-authored the Present and Prevented study which ran from 2006 to 2010 looking at how the demography of Quakers has changed. More recently I have become interested in the history of Quakers and Russia and support Friends House Moscow. I have published some downloadable research papers on this site which may be of interest, as well as a full profile of all academic work I’ve authored or co-authored. My CV is also on this website, as well as some useful links. I also blog regularly about many things, Please have a read and comment if you want to.
"There is a quiet, open place in the depths of the mind, to which we can go many times in the day and lift up our soul in praise, thankfulness and conscious unity. With practise this God-ward turn of the mind becomes an almost constant direction, underlying all our other activities"
Kenneth Boulding, 1910-1993
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