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The Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England, was established in 1903 in the home of George Cadbury, of the family that owned Cadbury's Chocolates. Cadbury was concerned about the place of learning in the Religious Society of Friends, and gave the house to the Woodbrooke Trust for this purpose. Woodbrooke was instrumental in setting up other colleges nearby, now known as the Selly Oak Colleges.
Woodbrooke is a place for Friends to deepen their understanding of Quaker faith and practice. It has three 11-week terms a year. To better serve people unable to come for full terms, Woodbrooke has broken down terms into three 3-week modules, and offers more weekend and week courses. The curriculum has three parts - Quaker tradition, Quaker spirituality, and engagement with the world. Woodbrooke also offers a two-year Equipping for Ministry program. The campus has more than 80 beds, and can also house students at other Selly Oak Colleges.
Woodbrooke was the model for the American Pendle Hill study center.
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