Exploring Humanism: An Introductory Course, Starting in September

Seven Tuesday evenings, 19 September to 31 October 2017

7.00pm to 9.15pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

The course has run for the last 8 years, and this year will be its thirteenth presentation!
It’s 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 and enjoyable, with video clips, an input on Humanist ceremonies and group discussions of interesting and challenging issues with like-minded people. The course fee is £20 with an ‘early bird’ reduction to £17 for applications received by September 4. For further details and application form please contact Robin Grinter on robathome@ntlworld.com

Introductory course – Autumn 2015

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.

Introductory Course – Spring 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.

 

Introductory Course – Autumn 2014

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.

Buxton Group in abeyance

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.

Buxton Group – October 2010

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.  The speaker will be Guy Otten, chair of Greater Manchester Humanists who will speak on “Human Rights”.

News from Buxton group – Apr 10

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.  Almost everyone there was dismissive of the concept of spirituality whether they had read the book or not.    Chris and Pauline Neilson from Greater Manchester Humanists were welcomed to the meeting as they are considering starting up a local group in Stockport.  The next meeting is on 17th May at the Old Hall and the speaker will be Deb Hill, headteacher at Buxton Community School, who will be speaking as herself rather than on behalf of the school, about developing moral values in a secular setting.  We will then have a 3 month break before the next meeting on 20th September.

Member’s Forum

We now have a forum – for GMH members only – on the thinkhumanism website. 

To participate in the GMH forum, you will need to be registered as a user with forum.thinkhumanism.com. Then 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 for you to be added to the GMH user group.

To enter the private forum, go to forum.thinkhumanism.com. The GMH Forum is near the bottom of this list, under Special Interest.