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NSS calls on Welsh Government to review compulsory collective worship

NSS calls on Welsh Government to review compulsory collective worship

News | Thu, 30 Oct 2014

The National Secular Society has called on the Welsh government to review the legal requirement on schools to provide worship after parents expressed concern about prayers being imposed on children in non-denominational schools.

New data revealed on 2015 voting intentions of non-believers

New data revealed on 2015 voting intentions of non-believers

Opinion | Tue, 28 Oct 2014

The British Election Study (BES) has shed new light on the voting intentions of non-believers and religious minorities. Benjamin Jones explores the results and considers some of the potential long term consequences.

Dignity in Dying demonstration on Friday 7 November in support of the Assisted Dying Bill

Dignity in Dying demonstration on Friday 7 November in support of the Assisted Dying Bill

News | Fri, 31 Oct 2014

The campaign group Dignity in Dying (DiD) will be demonstrating outside Parliament next week on Friday morning 7 November (9am-1pm), to coincide with the House of Lords debate on the Assisted Dying Bill.

Competition: Win Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” on 5 DVDs

Win a copy of Carl Sagan's legendary TV series Cosmos by just answering a simple question.

The 5-CD set includes 13 hours of fascinating footage and added extras. Astronomer Carl Sagan is host and narrator of the series, now digitally remastered and enhanced. With topics including the origins of life, the search for extra-terrestrial life, the "greenhouse effect", the lives of stars, interstellar travel and effects of attaining the speed of light, this is a fascinating insight into humanity and the universe. There are special science updates included. The set sells on Amazon for £40.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question:

In what year was Cosmos: A Personal Voyage first broadcast?

Email you answers to enquiries@secularism.org.uk with the subject "Competition" by 18:00 on Sunday 9 November. This would have been Carl Sagan's 80th birthday.

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