Future Meetings

Deliberation, Democracy and Experts 

Dr Connelly

Date:       Monday 16th January 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our speaker for our January meeting is Professor James Connelly from the School of Law and Politics at the University of Hull. This talk will consider the issue, in a representative democracy, of the relationship between deliberation, experts and expertise. It will discuss the role of experts and the nature of political judgement. It will also inquire into claims to expertise in a world where information is easy to obtain, and the appearance of knowledge is easy to maintain, but where it is increasingly difficult to persuade the public that experts and politicians might have knowledge and judgement that they do not possess. This will be related to the nature of political responsibility and its requirement for accurate and coherent knowledge as opposed to the relative freedom of citizens without official responsibility who do not need to cultivate such knowledge.


Books I would Recommend…

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

Our February meeting will be an open discussion of books related to Humanism. Come along and recommend a book that you have read…


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.


 

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