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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

A social group for humanists, atheists, secularists, sceptics and agnostics


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

As usual we will be having a Christmas / Yuletide meal in place of our usual monthly meeting. Could anyone wishing to attend please contact group secretary Tim Stephenson as soon as possible – there is a £5 deposit. Please click here to see the menu.

18.10.15- Update: Please note that the Christmas Meal is now fully booked.

Tuesday 16th December: HERHG Christmas Meal

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7:30 pmto9:00 pm

The next meeting of the HERHG will be at 7.30pm on Monday 17th February 2014 in the back room of The Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG.

What constitutes a cult? When does a charismatic thinker or preacher become a guru or a cult leader and what are the underlying personality characteristics of such people?

Ambrose Bierce once reviewed a book remarking “The covers of this book are too far apart”. The absolute opposite is true of the late Anthony Storr’s book “Feet of Clay. A Study of Gurus”. 10 widely differing men feature in the work from Jim Jones and David Khoresh to Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. There are also informative chapters on Ignatius Loyola, Jesus of Nazareth and Rudolf Steiner as well as shrewd observations on the characteristics of gurus, the term being used in a deprecatory sense of the term. John Hawkins will be discussing the very important issues raised by Storr’s absorbing and controversial book.

7:30 pmto9:00 pm


The next meeting of the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be at 7.30pm on Monday 27th January 2014 in the back room of The Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 7JG.  Revd. Stephen Deas, Master of Hull Charterhouse is to speak to the title “Whither the Church of England”. What role remains for an established national church in an increasingly secular and post-Christian society? This is an opportunity to understand how and why the Church of England responds internally and externally to the many challenges facing it at the present time. All welcome.

7:30 pmto9:30 pm

The 2013 HERHG Humanist Christmas Meal took place on 16th December 2013 at the Tiger Inn with 14 attendees.
Group secretary Tim Stephenson discussed Humanism and Christmas on BBC Radio Humberside two days later.