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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Talk on the subject of burial rights and whether humanists can be buried on consecrated ground. Discussion of woodland burial grounds, such as Barton Glebe in Cambridgeshire. Followed by Q&A and informal social with refreshments. Entry £2.
A talk by Teddy Prout (Director of Community Services for Humanists UK) on the nature of Humanism and the work of Humanists UK. Followed by Q&A session and informal discussion. Entry £2
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