Past Events

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

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


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