Posts belonging to Category Past Meetings

Natural Selection: Mere Biological Phenomenon or the Key to Understanding the Universe?

Date:        Monday 20th November 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG
The speaker for our November 2017 meeting was John Killingbeck who explored the possible implications of the theory of natural selection. Does man have a special place in creation? Have we now reached a stage […]

Morality, Theology and Autonomy: On Overcoming Causes of Misunderstanding and Conflict in Religion and Society

Date:       Monday 16th October 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG
Our October meeting was a talk by group Chair John Hawkins on the subject of Morality, Theology and Autonomy. Religion has the reputation for causing endless conflict in history but many human beings […]

50 Years of LGBT Rights

Date:          18th September 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:      the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men over the age of 21. British Humanists have played a significant […]

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Date:       Monday 21st August 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG
Our August meeting was a discussion of the role of empathy in guiding our moral choices lead by group secretary Tim Stephenson with a particular focus on the new book by Yale University Psychology Professor Paul Bloom titled “Against Empathy: […]

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 began with a brief AGM to elect the executive committee for the coming year and was followed by an open discussion. The topics discussed included a recent UK Humanist conference and freewill.