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.
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”.
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.