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At the meeting on 18th October, after a very interesting talk on the Human Rights Act by Guy Otten, and after a full and frank discussion, the decision was taken not to continue with monthly meetings of Buxton Humanists.Â Very occasional meetings may still be held in Buxton.
Exploring Humanism – an Introductory Course TheÂ third public presentation of Exploring Humanism â€“ an Introductory Course will be held at Friends Meeting House, Manchester from 7pm to 9pm on six successive MondayÂ evenings, commencing 1 November 2010. The cost is Â£14.Â The course covers the following topics: Session 1Â Â Â Humanist beliefs and practice Session 2Â Â Â [...]
There will be a meeting of the Buxton group on Monday 18th October 2010 at 7 for 7:30 in the piano lounge at the Old Hall Hotel.Â The speaker will be Guy Otten, chair of Greater Manchester Humanists who will speak on “Human Rights”.
The April meeting of the group took place at the Old Hall Hotel on 19th April and took the form of a discussion of issues raised by “The Book of Atheist Spirituality” by Andre Comte-Sponville.Â Almost everyone there was dismissive of the concept of spirituality whether they had read the book or not. Â Â Chris [...]
We now have a forum – for GMH members only – on the thinkhumanism website.Â ToÂ participate inÂ the GMH forum, you will need to be registered as a user with forum.thinkhumanism.com. ThenÂ send a message via the forum to the GMH group moderator (Elio Pennisi, our international member who lives in Italy) so that he can arrange [...]
At the meeting on Monday 15th March at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, the group heard a talk from Anne Walker about her long-standing and considerable involvement in the work of Amnesty International (AI). Anne is also a long-standing member of the British Humanist Association and Greater Manchester Humanists. Anne gave us a very [...]
The first meeting of 2010 was attended by an indomitable 7 of us since the weather was still not encouraging venturing out in the evening. We discussed current BHA campaigns and agreed to write separately to local candidates in the forthcoming election seeking their views on 3 topics: – the “religious” question in the census [...]
The December meeting took the form of a social with bring-and-share food. The next meeting will be on Monday 18th January at 7 for 7.30 pm at the Old Hall.Â The subject will be the Basics of Humanism – there will be 3 sessions of around 20 to 25 minutes each – History of Humanism [...]
On 16th November, Cath Johnstone from Transition Buxton came to talk to the group about Buxton’s answer to the twin challenges of Climate Change and Peak Oil.Â She started off by showing that the ideals of Humanism are compatible with the goals behind the Transition Town movement.Â Climate Change is now widely discussed in the [...]
Exploring Humanism – an Introductory Course Led by Robin Grinter and Anna Whitehead started on 26 October 2009.Â At the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, M/C Â£12 for 6 weekly sessions.Â Further courses are planned – contact John Coss for details.