Author: Graham Connell

Exploring Humanism – An Introductory Course

Greater Manchester Humanists

Exploring Humanism: An Introductory Course

The Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Seven Monday evenings:  17th September to 29th October 2018, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Cost: £20 (reduced to £17 for bookings received by Monday 3rd September 2018)

This course has been developed for Greater Manchester Humanists, and is for anyone who is interested in finding out what Humanism has to offer as a non-religious way of answering the ‘big questions’ of life, and developing values that help us live enjoyable and worthwhile lives. Humanism provides the ideal value system for a secular society.

The course is interactive throughout, with plenty of printed material provided for permanent reference. It consists of seven sessions addressing these issues:

  • What makes a Humanist?
  • Humanism in practice: promoting happiness and well-being
  • The historical roots of Humanism: some key thinkers
  • Humanist morality: key principles
  • Humanist perspectives on key moral issues
  • The meaning and purpose of life for Humanists
  • Humanist principles revisited – and review of the course

We aim for up to fifteen participants, ready to share ideas, take part in discussion groups and brainstorming sessions, and enjoy addressing interesting and challenging issues with like-minded people.

The course leaders are Rob Grinter ( and Anna Whitehead. Please contact Rob with any queries, by email or on 01625 260573. And If you would like to enroll please click on this link here.

Darwin Day Celebration – 12th Feb

Darwin Finch

Our Darwin Day Celebration is being held at

Sackville Street
M1 3BB Manchester
United Kingdom
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Stall, exhibitions + local school projects on Darwin and Evolution – Doors Open 5.30pm – Admission FREE


Starts 7.30PM.

Prof John Gowlett & Prof Keith Dobney – University of Liverpool – will present a talk on:

HUMAN EVOLUTION: from Australopithecus to Archaeological Science

Tickets £8 (students and unwaged £5)


The  lecture is ticketed. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite:

National Secular Society – Bradlaugh Lecture – Manchester, 9th September

The National Secular Society (NSS) will be holding their inaugural Bradlaugh Lecture at the Manchester Art Gallery on Saturday 9 September, to mark the end of their 150th anniversary celebrations. Bryan Niblet, who published a biography on Bradlaugh, the founding president of the NSS, will deliver a talk entitled ‘Dare To Stand Alone’. NSS historian Bob Forder will also deliver a talk and there will be a drinks reception. The event will run from 2pm to 4pm and will coincide with the re-hanging of Walter Sickert’s portrait of Bradlaugh, which attendees will be able to view for the first time in decades. It is free to NSS members and is £5 for non-members. Spaces are limited and bookings can be made via the website.