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26th October 2021 Costi Levy (2019, Philosophy and Spanish)

Chris Skidmore (1965, Chemistry) publishes Quakers and their Meeting Houses

In his debut book, alumnus Chris Skidmore (1965, Chemistry) offers a novel take on Quaker meeting houses. His highly illustrated account of Quaker meeting houses is the first to consider these buildings in their historical and architectural context.

The Quaker meeting house is a distinctive building type used as a place of worship by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Through nearly 200 coloured illustrations of a wide range of Quaker buildings, Quakers and their Meeting Houses maps how the changing beliefs and practices of Quakers over the last 350 years have affected the architecture of the meeting house.

Skidmore’s book is a product of years of engagement with the subject. He has been a member of the Religious Society of Friends for more than 30 years and has been the Hon. Editor of The Chapels Society Newsletter and Journal for 13 years.

Quakers and their Meeting Houses will be published by Liverpool University Press, in partnership with Historic England, on 1 November.

Quakers and their Meeting Houses is available for purchase here.

book cover of quakers and their meeting houses by chris skidmore


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