Q-CAT Conference:  Preventing torture – effective action

A full report of the conference will be available in the January Briefing paper.  An article was published in the Friend 23rd November (see under Get Informed)

Saturday 3rd November 2018  10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (coffee etc from 10.00)

Friends House, London

Sessions will include:

Does torture prevention work?
Richard Carver, Oxford Brookes University

Ethical interviewing of suspects
Ray Bull, University of Derby

Can training troops in international law help to prevent torture in armed conflict?
Elizabeth Stubbins Bates, Oxford University

Anna Edmundson
National Preventive Mechanism: an independent body set up by the government to inspect places of detention through its members

What do we do next?

Chair Barbara Forbes of Q-CAT and QARN (Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network)

Cost £10 (students £5) to include refreshments and a light lunch.
Pay on arrival.
Places are limited so book now at or
Q-CAT 79 Wellington Road, New Brighton, CH45 2NE

Feeding the Darkness

We are delighted to promote our especially commissioned production of Feeding the Darkness, a 65 minute immersive performance that challenges ignorance and avoidance of the subject of torture.

Journeyman Theatre is now taking this production around the country following its premier at the yearly meeting of Quakers in Britain in May 2016.  Find out more about on this on

See also on this site Newsletter No 24 and article from the Friend 29th July 2016.

Q-CAT Workshop Quakers and Torture 10 Questions to get us thinking

This is available to be held at Quaker meetings.  If you are interested in this for your meeting please email