Month: October 2009

FMH Introduction to Humanism course

Exploring Humanism – an Introductory Course Led by Robin Grinter and Anna Whitehead started on 26 October 2009.  At the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, M/C £12 for 6 weekly sessions.  Further courses are planned – contact John Coss for details.

Darwin and the Darwinian Controversy

A C Grayling:

Main Auditorium, St Peter’s House, University of Manchester, Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GH

18th November 2009 from 18:30 to 20:00

A lecture organized by the British Humanist Association, Chaired by Professor John Harris

A C Grayling

A. C. Grayling will address the controversy surrounding Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, followed by questions. The event will be chaired by John Harris, professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester and member of the Humanist Philosophers.

Anthony Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association. He has been a Guardian columnist and written for The Times, the Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect. Participating regularly in radio and television discussions, Anthony Grayling is one of Britain’s best known intellectuals.

Cost: £7 (£5 for members of the British Humanist Association or Greater Manchester Humanists) payable at the door. Doors open at 6pm.

Change of subject

The ethical jury session at Friends Meeting House on 14th October has had to be postponed.    Robin Grinter has stepped into the breach and will talk about the 10/10 pledge.

The 10/10 campaign is designed to tell the world that there are a significant number of people and organisations in the UK who are prepared to commit themselves to do their best to reduce their carbon footprint by 10% in the year 2010. The aim would be to help towards a ‘sea change’ in opinion, by encouraging others to do the same.