Adderbury Gathering: Experts by Experience? Changing how we do health and social care.

We invite you to the Adderbury Gathering, our annual public talk, at the Adderbury Quaker Meeting House. Followed by afternoon tea. All welcome - no charge.

A talk by Tom Shakespeare at Adderbury Quaker Meeting House, Sunday 17th June at 3 p.m.

Tom will explore the idea that everyone has something important to contribute to our health and social care, and that lived experience matters. He asks how we achieve a true partnership between expert and lay person.

The speaker:

Tom Shakespeare is Professor of Disability Research at the University of East Anglia. For the last 30 years, he has been thinking and researching about disability. His books include Disability Rights and Wrongs, and Disability – the Basics. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4, and is a Quaker.

This Quaker Meeting House is one of the oldest in the country - built in 1675 - and a very special place.


It's off Horn Hill Road in West Adderbury - on the path to the Adderbury Parish Cemetery. (SatNav OX17 3EW).

Bus: S4 - there are just a few Sunday buses between Oxford and Banbury.

On foot: join a walk from Banbury - see details here:

You may download a poster for display.

The Adderbury Gathering is an annual event attended by Quakers from across the country with a presentation each year by a recognised expert on a topic of wider concern. Recent topics have included:

  • organising communities
  • eye-witness stories from the West Bank and Israel
  • Positive Money - how money works in the economy
  • a celebration of Quaker Music, Poetry and Prose and display of arts and crafts
  • the Simple Future Beyond Oil
  • Ramallah and Brummanna: Quaker Schools in the Middle East
  • the anti-slavery movement
  • the Quaker UN office in Geneva
  • Circles of Support and Accountability
  • the local Katherine House hospice & the hospice movement