Mike runs a grassroots campaign called Fighting Fake, (https://www.criticalinformation.org.uk/) where he raises awareness of the threat posed by half-truths, deception and disinformation and he is also the Chair of MK Humanists. This fascinating talk will highlight the issues fake news raises and will be followed by a Q&A and open discussion on the subject
Our co-chair David Williams will lead an open discussion on ‘Faith Schools’ and why he thinks they are a danger to our children – We welcome all perspectives on this subject and encourage respectful and positive debate – we are all here to share and learn!
Mel will share her experiences of being a transsexual and how it has affected her life. In particularly, sharing the correct language that should be used when discussing transsexual and transgender people and how people have reacted to her own transformation. An inspirational session for humanists everywhere!
Brief talk on “Sapiens; A brief history of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and informal social with festive refreshments. Entry £2.
The book can be found here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/1846558239
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.
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.
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.
** Please RSVP via email before 2nd August. **
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.
|Meeting Room Address (not for mail):
6 The Cloisters, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4ZH.