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News from the Buxton group – Jan 10

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.  The subject will be the Basics of Humanism – there will be 3 sessions of around 20 to 25 minutes each – History of Humanism […]

January 9, 2010   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

News from the Buxton group – Dec 09

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.  She started off by showing that the ideals of Humanism are compatible with the goals behind the Transition Town movement.  Climate Change is now widely discussed in the […]

December 1, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

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.

October 27, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

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 will address the controversy surrounding Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, followed by questions. The […]

October 25, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

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 […]

October 13, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

News from the Buxton group 09/09

About a dozen people met for the third meeting of the group held on 21st September at the Old Hall.  Pat Thompson gave a talk on the pressure group “Dignity in Dying”, formerly “EXIT” and before that “The Voluntary Euthanasia Society”.  The subject of the meeting was timely as interim guidance on assisted suicide were […]

September 27, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

Buxton local group Sept 09

The next meeting of the group will again be held in the piano lounge of the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton – 7 for a 7.30pm start on Monday 21st September. Pat Thompson will talk about the work of the campaigning group “Dignity in Dying” formerly EXIT.  She will discuss current issues, how the work relates […]

September 1, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

Buxton local group

The last meeting of the group was held in the Old Hall Hotel on 20 July 2009 at 7.30.  Around 12 of us, led by Anna Whitehead from GMH, participated in a taster of the “Introduction to Humanism” course developed in Manchester.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and grateful thanks are due to Anna. […]

July 22, 2009   Posted in: All  Comments Closed

Ethical Jury – Friends Meeting House

On 14th October, Michael Imison  (BHA Trustee and celebrant) will lead an Ethical Jury session at the Friends Meeting House Please see our ‘Where we meet‘ page if you’d like to come along

July 6, 2009   Posted in: Events  Comments Closed

Christian Humanism – Friends Meeting House

On 9th September, Sandra Palmer will speak on Christian Humanism at the Friends Meeting House Christianity and Humanism are often presented as at loggerheads – two very different belief systems. Sandra will be exploring whether there are borderlands between these two ‘faiths’ and the approaches of those who live in those lands. Please see our […]

July 6, 2009   Posted in: Events  Comments Closed