Past Events

November 3rd 2018 – Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UHST)

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

November 3rd 2018 – Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UHST)

Talk discussing the schools that have been set up in Uganda by the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust (UHST). There are two secondary and two primary Humanist schools currently being supported by the UHST. The secondary schools now have 600 students. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and informal social with refreshments. Entry £2.

October 6th 2018 – The Development of Humanist Pastoral Support

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

October 6th 2018 – The Development of Humanist Pastoral Support

PLEASE NOTE – the library lift will be unavailable on this day.

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.

September 1st 2018 – Ely Humanists – Moving Forward + AGM

Date: September 1, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

September 1st 2018 – Ely Humanists – Moving Forward + AGM

Talk discussing the future of Ely Humanists – what we’ve achieved this year and our plans for next year. Also some discussion of our partnership with Humanists UK and some projects/events they’re running. Following the talk, we will have our annual AGM with refreshments. Entry £2.

BBQ at Malcolm & Gilian’s

Date: August 4, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

BBQ at Malcolm & Gilian’s
BBQ at Malcolm and Gilian’s house. Please see the email from James, which gives their address. We suggest parking near the country park (Fisherman’s Car Park), or at Fore Hill Car Park, and walking from there.
If you have dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free), then please feel free to bring some food with you. If you’d like to bring a drink, or some fresh cherries/raspberries, then that would also be much appreciated.

** Please RSVP via email before 2nd August. **

July 18th 2018 – Ely Tree Trail Walk

Date: July 18, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 8pm

Location: Ely Tourist Information Office

July 18th 2018 – Ely Tree Trail Walk

The Ely Tree Trail Walk was designed by one of our members (Malcolm, who will lead the walk). It starts and finishes at the Ely Tourist Information Office at Oliver Cromwell House. The walk takes about an hour at a relaxed pace. We suggest parking at St Mary’s Car Park and walking back up St Mary’s Street to Oliver Cromwell House and the Tourist Information Office (near St Mary’s church). The group will meet there at 6:30pm and walk together. There will be a break at a pub for drinks at the end of the walk.

DATE & ROOM CHANGE – July 14th 2018 – Informal Discussion of Humanists UK 2018 Convention

Date: July 14, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

DATE & ROOM CHANGE – July 14th 2018 – Informal Discussion of Humanists UK 2018 Convention

Please note this meeting is on the second Saturday in July and will be held in the Careers Office at Ely Library (turn right before the desk).

Informal discussion (with refreshments) of the Humanists UK 2018 convention and associated topics. Entry £2.

DATE CHANGE – June 9th 2018 – Alternatives to Traditional Burials

Date: June 9, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

DATE CHANGE – June 9th 2018 – Alternatives to Traditional Burials

Please note this event has moved to 9th June.

In a follow-up to a previous talk on alternative burial sites, this discussion will focus on alternative methods of dealing with human remains. Followed by Q&A and informal social with refreshments. Entry £2.

May 5th 2018 – Discussion of BBC Programme ‘Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago’

Date: May 5, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

May 5th 2018 – Discussion of BBC Programme ‘Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago’

Informal discussion of the BBC programme ‘Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago’ which features people of various faiths as well as an atheist and a humanist. With refreshments. Entry £2.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09w7lcg/pilgrimage-the-road-to-santiago-series-1-episode-1

April 21st 2018 – Cognitive Biases: Part 2

Date: April 21, 2018

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Ely Library

April 21st 2018 – Cognitive Biases: Part 2

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.

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

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 7.30pm - 9.15pm

Location: The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge

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

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.

Tickets Available from:
http://buytickets.at/cambridgeskeptics/134201


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