Past Events

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

March 10th 2018 – Walking for Water and Trekking for Toilets (new date & time)

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 2:00pm - 3.30pm

Location: Ely Library

March 10th 2018 – Walking for Water and Trekking for Toilets (new date & time)

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.

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/helencross2

http://ashantidevelopment.org/

February 3rd 2018 – Burial Rights for Humanists

Date: February 3, 2018

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Location: Ely Library

February 3rd 2018 – Burial Rights for Humanists

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.

http://www.arborytrust.org/burialground.htm

January 6th 2018 – Humanism and Humanists UK

Date: January 6, 2018

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Location: Ely Library Meeting Room

January 6th 2018 – Humanism and Humanists UK

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

December 2nd 2017 – Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Date: December 2, 2017

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Location: Ely Library Meeting Room

December 2nd 2017 – Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

 

November 4th 2017 – We Are All Born Free: Human Rights Discussion

Date: November 4, 2017

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Location: Ely Library Meeting Room

November 4th 2017 – We Are All Born Free: Human Rights Discussion

Discussion about human rights, as presented in the book ‘We Are All Born Free’ by Amnesty International. In addition, discussion about the new Humanists UK publication ‘Living Well’ by Richard Docwra.

The books can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Are-All-Born-Free-Declaration/dp/1847806635
and here:
https://humanism.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Living-Well-pages.pdf

October 7th 2017 – The Human Brain: False Memories

Date: October 7, 2017

Time: 10.00 - 11.30 am

Location: Ely Library Meeting Room

October 7th 2017 – The Human Brain: False Memories

Talk and then discussion on the topic of false memories.


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