Upcoming Events

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Secularist of the Year 2018

Sat, 24 Mar 2018

Date: Saturday 24 March 2018, 13.00-16.00 (registration from 12.30)
Location: Central London (nearest station is Russell Square)
Tickets: Member ticket £40 | Non-member £50
Details: Secularist of the Year is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding groups and inspiring individuals advancing secularism and related human rights. The £5,000 prize for Secularist of the Year is presented annually. The 2018 awards luncheon and social reception will include a three course meal and welcome drink.

Nottingham Secular Society: Assisted Dying - What do you think?

Tue, 27 Mar 2018

Date: Tuesday 27th March 2018, 19:30 prompt start
Location: the Canal House, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham
Tickets: £2 on the door
Details: Tim Bell is a retired local man, whose working career was in the voluntary sector where he was chief executive of a national homelessness charity. He has held a number of public appointments locally , and was a city and county councillor for several years. He is the Lead Member of the Nottingham Supporters Group of the Dignity in Dying campaign.
Joy Wingfield is Honorary Professor of Pharmacy Law and Ethics at the University of Nottingham, following an earlier career in professional regulation and risk management.
She is a long time active member of the Dignity in Dying campaign.

Conference on 21st Century RE for All

Sat, 14 Apr 2018

Tickets: Tickets are just £10, including lunch and refreshments
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Date: Saturday 14 April 2018, 10.30-15.30 (registration from 10.00)
Details: This one day conference will explore the future of religion and belief education in schools. We'll look at obstacles to reform, our campaign to end the arbitrariness and unfairness of RE being decided by local determination, and at how a truly non-partisan subject would work.

Scottish Secular Society: The Major Minor Cinema: the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-71)

Tue, 01 May 2018

Dr Ian Good and Dr Ealasaid Munro present some of the key findings of their AHRC funded research into the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-1971). This was a travelling cinema funded by local government which sought to bring 'secular entertainment' to some of Scotland's most geographically isolated and pious communities. How did churches respond to the arrival of cinema in rural areas? And how do people express their memories of the resulting cultural tensions?

One Law For All: Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism

Sun, 25 Nov 2018

Join notable secularists and veteran women's rights campaigners for a conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism at a spectacular venue in central London.

The conference will raise key issues surrounding religious arbitration, the veil and gender segregation at schools and universities, including as part of the religious-Right's assault on women's rights. It will also highlight the voices of people on the frontlines of resistance, the gains made by secularists both in the UK and internationally, and the importance of secularism as a minimum precondition for equality. Challenges that secularists continue to face and priorities for continued collective action will also be addressed.

The conference will mark the tenth anniversary of the One Law for All Campaign for equality irrespective of background, beliefs and religions.
Confirmed Speakers: Afsana Lachaux, Ahlam Akram, Amina Lone, Beatrix Campbell, Diana Nammi, Elham Manea, Eve Sacks, Fariborz Pooya, Gina Khan, Gita Sahgal, Houzan Mahmoud, Inna Shevchenko, Marieme Helie Lucas, Maryam Namazie, Nadia El Fani, Nasreen Rehman, Peter Tatchell, Pragna Patel, Rahila Gupta, Rumana Hashem, Sadia Hameed, Victoria Gugenheim and Yasmin Rehman.

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