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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

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

Date:       Wednesday 1st March 2017, 7pm-9.30pm
Venue:   Middleton Hall, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd, Hull, HU6 7RX

This is not an event being hosted by the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group, it is a public debate being hosted by the University of Hull.

The debate is free but you must have a ticket in advance to attend. It should be of particular interest to members of our group because it is a debate between the CEO of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson and Andy Bannister (Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity).

Update 10.03.17: Click here to see the video of this debate

7:30 pmto9:00 pm

The next meeting of the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be a discussion about the life, work and humanism of the distinguished British philosopher Bertrand Russell. We will be meeting in the back room of The Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG at 7.30pm on Monday 18th March 2013. All Welcome.



It is with great pleasure that I can announce that our long-term plan to celebrate the life and work of the well known scientist, humanist and broadcaster Jacob Bronowski with a blue heritage plaque at his former home in Hallgate, Cottingham is now close to completion. Our campaign was launched during Humanist Week in June 2010 and was part of a wider Humanist Heritage campaign by the British Humanist Association to celebrate the lives of famous humanists. Very early in our campaign we received the support of Professor Lisa Jardine, Jacob Bronowski’s daughter who is now coming to Hull to give the first of what is to be an annual Bronowski lecture at the University of Hull at Middleton Hall at 6pm on Monday 29th October 2012. Professor Jardine has kindly agreed to unveil our blue heritage plaque, which was completed by the Procast foundry last week, as part of the planned visit. The unveiling is going to be at 2.30pm at 29 Hallgate, Cottingham. Other guests at the unveiling ceremony will include Andrew Copson, the Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association and Malcolm Cooper, a committee member of the History of Physics section of the Institute of Physics. On behalf of the HERHG I would like to thank the University of Hull Humanist, Atheist, Sceptic and Agnostic (HASA) Society who collected a petition of over a hundred names in support of our campaign as part of Freshers Week 2010. We would also like to thank Dr Stephen Burwood from the Philosophy Department of the University of Hull who began the campaign to have Jacob Bronowski recognised at the university with the lecture series many years ago. We will keep everyone posted about the plans for the unveiling on this website.