The Holyoake Lecture, hosted by Humanists UK, is a prestigious annual lecture held in Manchester, which explores Humanism or a related topic in relation to contemporary or historical political ideas. Douglas Murray will deliver the lecture for 2017 on Tuesday 3 October from 7.30pm to 9pm on the title “Towards a Humanist Politics”. He will set out how a rational, empathetic, and forward-thinking approach to ethical issues and human problems can intersect fruitfully with politics. The meeting will be held at Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS. The tickets for this event usually sell out quickly so early booking is advisable via humanism.org.uk/holyoake2017.