Future Meetings


“Laws and Issues Humanists wish the New Parliament to Promote”

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

The All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group is a cross-party group of Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords of all three main parties, as well as members from the Crossbenches in the Lords. The Group had grown rapidly, from its first beginnings in the 1960s; in 1996 it had 47 members and recently had as many as 100, though the recent loss of seats by Labour and the Liberal Democrats has reduced their numbers.

The June meeting of the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be a discussion of the laws and issues that Humanists wish the new parliament to promote. Possible examples include  laws relating to the funding of religious schools, assisted suicide, abolition of the Human Rights Act, exemption of religious organisations from sex discrimination legislation, animal experimentation, the teaching of creationism and many others.

All welcome.


“Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Mankind?”


Date:       Monday 20th July 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, recently said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. Hull and East Riding Humanist Group Secretary Tim Stephenson will lead a discussion about the potential threats to human life posed by advances in artificial intelligence. All Welcome

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