QCA at Yearly Meeting, 25-26 May 2019:

AGM  + Special Interest Meeting + Groups Fair

AGM – Saturday 25 May

Time : 10:45 for 11:00, finishing 12:30
Venue: The Penn Club, Cadbury Room, 21 Bedford Place , WC1B 5JJ
The Penn Club is a short distance from Friends House, just south of Russell Square
The 59, 68, 91, 168 bus routes run between Euston Station (across the road from Friends House) and Russell Square.
Travel subsidy: QCA will reimburse attending Members who have traveled from outside London to a maximum of £20 on presentation of receipts.

Light refreshments will be available (tea/coffee with soy milk and vegan biscuits)

This year’s AGM will be just 90 minutes to allow Friends to take full advantage of Yearly Meeting proceedings and events.


  1. Greetings, refreshments settling in, 11.00 – 11.05
  2. Opening worship, 11.05 – 11.10
  3. Business: Adoption of AGM 2018 Minutes; Accounts; Appointments 11.10 – 11.35
  4. Business: Amendment of QCA Constitution (sections 3, 4 & 10) 11.35 – 11.45
  5. Discussion of Legacy Project and Newsletter, 11:45 –12:25 
  6. Close – 12.30

Special Interest Meeting- Saturday 25 May

We hope that Friends who’ve come for the AGM will be able to stay on for QCA’s Special Interest Meeting that evening
Time : 17.45 – 18:45
Venue: George Bradshaw room, Friends House

Who do you say that I am? Quaker spirituality and species equality

Is it desirable, or even possible, for human beings to perceive themselves as equals with sentient, non-human beings, rather than as their natural superiors? Possible for us to regard animals, or particular species, as having the same sort of interest in their personal well being, the well being of their families and the integrity of this earth, our common home?

What does love ask for us?

Dr Richard D. Ryder, the ethicist who introduced the word ‘speciesism’ in 1970; Quaker vegan Laura Wirtz and Quaker Concern for Animals member Julie Hinman will share with us their ideas and stories, followed by a facilitated discussion and questions from the audience.

Groups Fair – Sunday 26 May

Time : 18.15 – 20:30
Venue: Friends House, the Large Meeting House

Please come visit us at stand # L17. We will be proudly featuring the new Spring 2019 issue of our newsletter and we will have back issues and assorted items for sale and give away … and no doubt a selection of delicious vegan treats