The Lindisfarne Tapes

Elise Boulding: A Historical Account of Women in Community

Episode Summary

Quaker sociologist and renowned peace scholar, Elise Boulding, provides a historical perspective on women in community and gives her appraisal of the future success of new communities. Boulding is the author of The Underside of History and Cultures of Peace. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Boulding delivered this lecture in 1974 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "Planetary Culture and New Image of Humanity."