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Introducing Humanism

Humanists UK have teamed up with Sandi Toksvig to launch a new massive open online course (MOOC) about humanism, called Introducing Humanism. Sign up for the course here.

What is Humanism?

Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. We take responsibility for our actions and base our ethics on the goals of human welfare, happiness and fulfilment. We seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, individually and together.

Is religion more than superstition?

Our latest Young Humanist Essay Competition was on the topic, Is religion more than superstition?. First prizes were awarded to Samantha Atkinson (under 15) and Corey Eastwood (15 - 19). You can read their winning entries here and here.

What's On

Wed 23 May

Book Club Meeting - Coming Up for Air by George Orwell. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Mon 28 May

Philosophy Club Meeting - Identity. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Tues 5 JuneDrawing of a soapbox

A Soapbox Evening, following on from our (hopefully brief) AGM.

This is a chance for people to kick-off a short discussions about any topic of their choice. Come along and pose a question, give a point of view, have a rant, get something off your chest ... the floor's yours!

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 3 JulyGod and Women drawing

Why does God hate women? with Brian Quinn.

With women getting such a raw deal from religion, why do they put up with God’s mysterious misogyny? And how can we explain His attitude problem? Let's try to show a little understanding, because the answer gives new hope for the world.

Brian Quinn is Chair of North Yorkshire Humanists, lapsed physicist, radical statistician and vegetarian feminist.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 7 August

TBA.

Tues 4 September

Harnessing Chemistry to Re-wire Biology with Dr Alison Parkin, University of York.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 2 October

The Global Problem of Pharmaceutical Pollution with Professor Alistair Boxall, University of York.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

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