Future Meetings

Update 12.03.17: The video of the recent debate at the University of Hull between the CEO of the British Humanist Association Andrew Copson and Andy Bannister of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity is now available to view here (essential viewing for those wanting to gain an insight in to how the Humanist world view differs from the religious world view):

 


Religious Education in Schools

Date:       Monday 20th March 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

What place does Religious Education have in UK schools in the 21st century? Should children be taught about non-religious world views such as Humanism as part of Religious Education? Our speaker for our March meeting will be David Horsley who was for many years a history master at Trinity House School in Hull and is a former Mayor of Beverley. He is a theology graduate of Lampeter University and continues to be actively involved in local politics. David will be addressing these and related questions in relation to Religious Education and schools.


Fake News and Post-Truth

Date:       Monday 17th April 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

In the final war of the Roman Republic Octavian used a campaign of disinformation to aid his victory over Marc Anthony, later changing his name to Augustus and dispatching a flattering and youthful image of himself throughout the Empire, continuing to use the image in to his old age. Political propaganda and spreading untruths is nothing new but the internet has greatly increased the ability of unscrupulous media sources to spread lies and untruths. On the 28th anniversary of the creation of the world web web its inventor, Humanist Tim Berners-Lee has written an open letter suggesting that there should be a “crack down” on fake news sites on the internet which he says damages democracy and a political campaign for regulation of the internet. Others will be concerned that increasing media regulation will itself stifle democracy and free speech and end the openness of the web. Who decides what is and is not “fake news”?

Our April 2017 meeting will be a discussion of Fake News and Post-Truth led by our chair, John Hawkins. All welcome.


There will be no meeting at the Tiger Inn on 15th May 2017 because of the closure for refurbishment
. (A meeting of the executive committee will be taking place instead at an alternative location)
The AGM is being moved to July.
 

Chaplaincy Services in Hull and East Riding Hospitals

Date:       Monday 19th June 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our June meeting will be a talk by Reverend Adrian Klos, Senior Chaplain at Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust about hospital chaplaincy services, the role they play in an increasingly non-religious society and what services are available for Humanists.
More details to follow.


Annual General Meeting and Open Discussion

Date:       Monday 17th July 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our July meeting will begin with a brief AGM to elect the executive committee for the coming year and will be followed by our usual open discussion. If anyone is interested in serving on the executive committee, please contact the group secretary before the AGM (tim.stephenson@herhg.org.uk).

 

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