Future Meetings

“Animal Rights”

AnimalAid

Date:       Monday 18th July 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Luzia Wdowiak from Animal Aid will be our guest speaker for our July meeting. Animal Aid was founded in January 1977 to work, by all peaceful means, for an end to animal cruelty. The organization is a not-for-profit limited company run by a volunteer council of management. It has not applied to be a charity, so that it is able to use its funds for sometimes controversial campaigns. Its stated aims are:

  • To increase public awareness of the abuse of animals in our society, particularly in vivisection laboratories and factory farms and to educate public opinion to demand, by all lawful means, the abolition of all experiments on animals, factory farming and all other forms of animal abuse.
  • To examine existing legislation on matters associated with the above objectives or related aspects and to promote social, legal and administrative reforms in furtherance of the above objectives.
  • To prevent exploitation of animals.
  • To educate the public and particularly young people to a sense of moral responsibility towards animals.
  • To promote, generally, a lifestyle which does not involve the abuse of animals.
  • To collect, and diffuse among members and the public generally, information on all matters affecting the above objectives and with a view there to print, issue and circulate papers, periodicals, books, circulars and other literary matter and produce film and audio-visual material, and to promote, sponsor, procure or assist in any way, courses or lectures or other instructions in furtherance of such objectives

All welcome.


As usual we will be taking a summer break and there will be no meeting in August.


“Humanism and Feminism”

maryw

Date:       Monday 19th September 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our September meeting will be a discussion of Humanism and Feminism. This is the same title as the 2015 Bentham Lecture by Professor Rae Langton.
Confirmed speakers are Susan Harr and HERHG committee member Becky Lavelle. All welcome.


“Unitarianism – What’s that?”

ralphcatts

Date:       Monday 17th October 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

The guest speaker for our October meeting will be Dr Ralph Catts, the pastor at the Hull Unitarian Church, who will be talking about Unitarianism and its similarities and differences to Humanism. All welcome.


Critical Rationalism: The Humanism of Karl Popper

KarlPopper

Date:       Monday 21st November 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Sir Karl Popper (1902-1994) was arguably the greatest British Humanist of the twentieth century whose influential books include “The Open Society and Its Enemies” and “The Logic of Scientific Discovery”. He was a member of the British Humanist Association and received the Humanist Laureate Award from the International Academy of Humanism. Group secretary Tim Stephenson will be talking about Popper’s “Critical Rationalism” for our November meeting.


In December 2016 we are hoping to have our usual Christmas Meal at the Tiger Inn.

santa

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