J Glynn Douglas will speak on Thursday 13th June at 7.30 pm at Quaker House, Dublin. His topic will be SENATOR JAMES G. DOUGLAS (1887-1954): Concerned Quaker in Public Life. Glynn will talk about his Uncle Jim, a successful business man and member of one of the few Irish Quaker families in favour of Home Rule. Horrified at the execution of the 1916 leaders, he managed to embrace the Irish nationalist cause without losing his Quaker pacifism. A founder member and active in the White Cross 1920-22 he came to the notice of Michael Collins who appointed him to the Committee drafting the first Constitution. He was a member of Seanad Eireann 1922-36, 1938-43 and 1944-54. Glynn will concentrate on how his uncle managed to preserve his Quaker principles in the turbulent times following the founding of the Irish State.
The lecture is open to all, admission is free.