An opportunity to join Tom Shakespeare for a session including questions, answers, and reflections on the Swarthmore Lecture 2020. Two sessions:Monday 3 August 19:30 & Wednesday 5 August 19:30https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/meet-the-swarthmore-lecturer-3-augusthttps://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/meet-the-swarthmore-lecturer-5-augustThe 2020 lecture itself will be live-streamed on Saturday 1 August at 19:30 (UK time). How do we face all the very real, terrible things that happen in our world and still have hope? How did Friends in the past have hope in dark times and how can we have it today? Tom will reflect on the nature of hope, our reasons to hope, and how we can preach hope through the way we live our lives.Full details about the Swarthmore Lecture:https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/learn/about/swarthmore-lecture/Tom is Professor of Disability Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has worshipped at Newcastle, Geneva, Norwich, Wymondham, and Westminster Quaker Meetings. He is a social scientist and bioethicist who has worked particularly on disability and on genetics. His books include Disability Rights and Wrongs, Genetic Politics, and Disability – the Basics. He has been involved in the disability rights movement for more than 30 years and has been involved in the arts for nearly as long. He currently broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4.