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16th February 2015: “Freedom of Speech”

In his 1859 book “On Liberty” the English philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it.  If the opinion is right, […]

19th January 2015: “Is Fracking a Good Idea?”

The first meeting of the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group for 2015 will be in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley at 7.30pm on Monday 19th January 2015.
Are there distinctively Humanist views in the current debates about the ethics of fracking?
Val and Jon Mager are local environmental campaigners who say
“You can’t drink oil. For […]

24th November 2014: “War and Peace”

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war in Europe.
The British Humanist Association is proud to support Defence Humanists, a growing body of service men and women, their families, veterans and civilian members of the Ministry of Defence who seek to represent the interests of all those who subscribe to non-religious beliefs. […]

27th October 2014: “Sigmund Freud: Flawed Genius and Pioneer of Psychoanalysis”

The next meeting of Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be on Monday 27th October 2014 at 7.30pm in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley.
Born in 1856, Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis. He  was a Humanist who did not believe in […]

22nd September 2014: “Death: A Not So Grim Look”

 
The next meeting of Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be on Monday 22nd September 2014 at 7.30pm in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley.
If gods are “the invention of an animal that knows it’s going to die”, how do atheists cope with the inevitable? In a surprisingly light-hearted look at […]