March 3rd 2018 – Walking for Water and Trekking for Toilets

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Location: Ely Library

Talk by Helen Cross discussing her charity walk, which aims to raise funds for Ashanti Development to build toilets in a rural village in Ghana. Followed by Q&A and informal social with refreshments. Entry £2.


April 10th 2018 – Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom

Time: 7.30pm - 9.15pm

Location: The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge

Tickets are now available for our joint event with Cambridge Skeptics and Cambridge Humanists. Use the discount code (we will email this soon) for free entry.

Secularism is an increasingly hot topic in public, political, and religious debate across the globe. It is embodied in the conflict between secular republics – from the US to India – and the challenges they face from resurgent religious identity politics; in the challenges faced by religious states like those of the Arab world from insurgent secularists; and in states like China where calls for freedom of belief are challenging a state-imposed non-religious worldview.

In this book Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, taking in momentous episodes in world history, such as the great transition of Europe from religious orthodoxy to pluralism, the global struggle for human rights and democracy, and the origins of modernity.

Andrew is Chief Executive of Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association). He became Chief Executive in 2010 after five years coordinating Humanists UK’s education and public affairs work. Andrew is also President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

Together with A C Grayling, Andrew edited the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism (2015). His new book, Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom, was published in September 2017 by Oxford University Press. He writes widely across the media and appears often in broadcast media representing a humanist point of view.

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April 21st 2018 – Cognitive Biases: Part 2

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

Continuing from the talk we had last year, which introduced us to the topic of cognitive biases, this talk will examine more biases and the way they impact our lives.

Followed by a Q&A and informal social with refreshments. Entry £2.

June 2nd 2018 – The Development of Humanist Pastoral Support

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

Talk by Simon O’Donoghue, Head of Pastoral Support for Humanists UK, discussing the support offered to non-religious people in settings such as hospitals and prisons.

Followed by a Q&A and informal social with refreshments. Entry £2.






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