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November talk: Dr. Alexandra da Souza – From Brain Structure to Behaviour. Friday 13th November

Swindon Humanists and Swindon Philosophical Society are very pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandra da Souza from Bath Spa University to speak for us on the subject of brain structure and … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

October talk: Prof. Chris Bertram – What are our obligations towards refugees and asylum seekers?

The next talk we have arranged as a joint evening with Swindon Philosophical Society is coming up, and is a very topical subject indeed. Professor Chris Bertram from Bristol University … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

An open letter to Robert Buckland MP: The Assisted Dying Bill

Dear Mr.Buckland,   We are writing this letter to once again urge you to reconsider your position on the Assisted Dying Bill which is due to be voted upon on … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

Short survey on our meetings

At our AGM last Thursday,we discussed if changing the regular venue and time of our monthly meeting would help attendance. To make an informed decision, we have put together a quick survey with … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peter Tatchell – July 16th – “Organised religion and its threat to human rights”

Our regular July meeting date coincides with this talk at the University of Gloucestershire, so instead of our pub chat we’d like to open this up to anyone who wants … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

If you could ask God a question, what would you ask?

Just recently we had a stall at the Swindon Old Town Festival, and had a lovely day meeting people, chatting about humanism and scoffing cake. Also with a stall at … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Upcoming dates

Just a quick note to inform you of our next discussion group meeting, which will be on Thursday June 18th at 8pm, and our AGM which will be on Thursday … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Friday April 17th talk – Why The Bible still matters with Steve Miller

Our next joint speaker event with the Swindon Philosophical Society is Friday April 17th and is on a subject that should interest all of us – the Bible. Steve says: … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

March 6th talk – Dr. Havi Carel: Should I fear my death? Epicurus vs Heidegger

This is the latest joint event with the Swindon Philosophical Society. The last talk from Deborah Hyde was a great success and this next event should be just as interesting … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jan 23rd – Deborah Hyde talk on skepticism

Our meeting this month is a joint one with Swindon Philosophical Society, and I’ve invited Deborah Hyde to come and talk to us about skepticism. Skeptics like an evidence-based approach … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Humanist In a Foxhole

This is a guest post by Swindon Humanists member Jo Garton.   It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes, but my experience does not support this … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

“What evidence?”

Swindon Humanists had a stall at the Old Town Festival again this year and once again it was a really enjoyable day. Last year’s festival was pretty much the first … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 8 Comments

July Discussion Group – Assisted Dying

Our July meeting is on Thursday July 24th at 8.00pm and we will be discussing a very big issue – assisted dying. With a new assisted dying bill being read … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Assisted Dying – humanism vs. religion?

    A few days ago I was fortunate enough to have a meeting with my local MP (Robert Buckland, Conservative, Swindon South) and was able to have a decent … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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