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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Below is Guy’s speech at the Holocaust Memorial day in Stockport town centre.
Our Darwin Day Celebration is being held at
Stall, exhibitions + local school projects on Darwin and Evolution – Doors Open 5.30pm – Admission FREE
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:
No major events are scheduled now until in the new year.
Please check the Home page again later in the year for the announcement of our 2018 events.
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.
The next presentation will be held at Friends Meeting House Mount Street Manchester on seven Monday evenings commencing 5 October 2015.
Cost: £20 reduced to £17 for bookings received by 7 September 2015.
The next presentation will be held at Friends Meeting House Mount Street Manchester on seven Monday evenings commencing 16 February 2015.
Cost: £20 reduced to £17 for bookings received by 16 January 2015.
The next presentation will be held at Friends Meeting House Mount Street Manchester on seven Friday evenings commencing 12 September.
Cost: £20 reduced to £17 for bookings received by 22 August 2014.
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. Very occasional meetings may still be held in Buxton.
Exploring Humanism – an Introductory Course
The third public presentation of Exploring Humanism – an Introductory Course will be held at Friends Meeting House, Manchester from 7pm to 9pm on six successive Monday evenings, commencing 1 November 2010. The cost is £14. The course covers the following topics:
Session 1 Humanist beliefs and practice
Session 2 The historical roots of Humanism
Session 3 Humanist moral values
Session 4 How Humanists handle moral dilemmas
Session 5 The meaning and purpose of life for Humanists
Session 6 Humanism today – and review of the course
If you would like to know more about the course, see the course leaflet or contact the secretary Some places are still available for this presentation.