Joan Mary Fry

Joan Mary Fry  (1862-1955), an original member of the War and Social Order Committee, had been closely involved in the development of Woodbrooke and other educational work among Quakers in the early twentieth century. She gave the third Swarthmore Lecture, and the first by a woman, in 1910 (The Communion of Life). Joan Mary Fry played a leading role in Quaker relief work in Germany after the war, and was involved in the establishment of German Yearly Meeting. Between the wars, she was involved in pioneering Quaker work to develop allotment schemes in industrial areas.