Future Meetings


“God’s Funeral”

godfuneral

Date:       Monday 21st Septmeber 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

By the end of the 19th century, almost all the great writers and artists, and intellectuals had abanied Christianity, and many abandoned belief in God altogether. This was partly the result of scientific discovery, particularly the work of Charles Darwin in “The Origin of Species”. English writer A.N. Wilson’s 1999 book “God’s Funeral” demonstrates in such diverse lives as those of Gibbon, Kant, Marx, Carlyle, George Eliot, and Sigmund Freud, the dough about religion had many sources. HERHG Chair John Hawkins will be talking about “God’s Funeral”. All Welcome.


“Books I Would Recommend”

atheistbooks

Date:       Monday 19th October 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our October meeting is going to be an opportunity for attenders to spend 10 minutes talking about books that have inspired them and would recommend to other Humanists. All Welcome.


“The Case Against Humanism by Dr Louise Mabille”

Date:       Monday 16th November 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

The number of people describing themselves as Humanists or Atheists has steadily increased worldwide, particularly since the publicity generated by the New Atheists books published during the past decade, but not everyone has been convinced by the Humanist worldview. Humanists believe in free thought and are always open to having their beliefs challenged. The speaker for our November 2016 meeting will be Dr Louise Mabille who will be making “The Case Against Humanism”. Dr Mabille is a believing Christian and is currently doing a PhD in English at the University of Hull. She has taught philosophy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, from 2007-2013. Her research interests include political philosophy (with a special interest in the republican tradition), hermeneutics and philosophy of history, philosophy of religion, aesthetics, nineteenth-century thought and the post-structuralist tradition. She is the author of The Rage of Caliban: Nietzsche and Wilde Against Modernity and Nietzsche and the Anglo-Saxon Tradition. All Welcome.


Hull and East Riding Humanists Christmas Meal 2015

Richard-Dawkins-atheism-Christmas

Date:       Tuesday 15th December 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

As usual we will be having a Christmas / Yuletide meal in place of our usual monthly meeting. Could anyone wishing to attend please contact group secretary Tim Stephenson as soon as possible – there is a £5 deposit. Please click here to see the menu.


 

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