This site is a tribute to Quakers who have made an impact upon history or are still living and are well known in society. The list is not comprehensive and I plan to add further information as time allows…
Quakers believe that each person in the world is of equal worth, famous or not. I don’t intend to suggest that anyone listed on these pages is better than anyone else, but maybe through their examples it may be possible to see the often unique contributions made by Quakers in many different fields.
Some of the people listed were born into Quaker families, but may not have called themselves Quakers. I have included these people because they are associated with Quakers to a lesser or greater extent, and all represent a wide spectrum of humanity with different gifts.
The following links are helpful websites with a lot of content dealing with background information about Quakers, and good resources for further reading.
- Britain Yearly Meeting.
- The Quaker Tapestry, housed in Kendal, Cumbria.
- Wikipedia entry about Quakers.
- List of Quakers on Wikipedia.
- The Kindertransport, evacuation of Jewish children from Europe in 1938-1939, organised by Jewish and Quaker organisations in Britain.
- The Nobel Peace Prize 1947, awarded to 2 Quaker organisations.
- Quakers in the world