Category Archive: Humanism

Mar 20

‘Objections to Humanism’ with Andrew Copson – Skeptics in the Pub, Cambridge

For more information about this event, please click HERE.

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Feb 02

February 2017 – Meeting Reminder

MEETING – SATURDAY 4th February, 2017 –  The Meeting Room, Ely Library, The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH (10.00 – 11.30am) For more information about the group, please click HERE

Nov 30

December 2016 – Meeting Reminder

MEETING – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016 The Meeting Room, Ely Library, The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH (10.00 – 11.30am) TOPIC: ‘A Giant Leap for Humankind? Could/should interplanetary humans become a reality?‘ Useful links: Stephen Petranek – How We’ll Live on Mars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9c7aheZxls Ideal Homes – Mars Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oueM-FV9aWY Elon Musk’s Vision Short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agVZwux1Hs Long …

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Nov 02

November 2016 – Meeting Reminder

MEETING – SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2016 The Meeting Room, Ely Library, The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH (10.00 – 11.30am) TOPIC: ‘Is There Room for God in Humanism?’ You can click HERE to read more info following on from the October meeting topic – ‘Humanism’, which may also be useful for this month’s discussion. (Refreshments will be …

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Feb 13

The Big Questions – Cambridge, 21st February

The BBC is seeking audience members for the live broadcast of The Big Questions, taking place at Netherhall Sports Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 21st February. The Big Questions is the BBC’s flagship ethical and moral debate programme. It is hosted by the experienced television and radio presenter Nicky Campbell, and airs on Sunday mornings from …

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Jan 01

January 2016 – Coffee and Chat

As there is no meeting at the library on the first Saturday of January 2016, we hope you will join us for an informal get-together on Saturday January 9th, at the The Royal Standard, Ely. We look forward to seeing you there – and Happy New Year!

Jan 12

Ely Humanists – Nous Sommes Charlie

Like all civilised people, Ely humanists were appalled and saddened by the recent attacks on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. The British Humanist Association published this statement in response to the violence: ‘No words can adequately condemn the brutality of this disgusting attack. Our thoughts have of course been with the people of …

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Dec 19

Ely Humanists – 2017 Meetings

REMINDER: There is no Library Meeting in July Next Library Meeting – Saturday August 5th 2017

Oct 30

Book Review ~ What is Good? by A C Grayling

One of the best books examining the origins, history and evolution of humanist ideas is “What is Good?” by A C Grayling, Britain’s foremost humanist philosopher. Not always a light read, (Prof. Grayling doesn’t talk down to his readers), the author traces ideas of what it means to live a good life from Classical Greece, …

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Sep 14

The Tension Between Science And Religion – A Personal Perspective

Well, here we are, living on a rock orbiting the star we call the Sun. Our star is one of over a hundred billion stars in our galaxy, which we call the Milky Way. The Sun is located on one of the spiral arms about 26,000 light years from the centre of the galaxy. The …

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