Upcoming Events

Links are provided to events which may be of interest to secularists. Unless otherwise stated the NSS does not necessarily support or endorse these events.

The Bradlaugh Lecture 2018: The rise of Hindu Nationalism, with Gita Sahgal

Sat, 08 Sep 2018

Date: 8th September 2018, 14:00-17:00
: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Tickets: £10 (£5 for members)
Details: The esteemed human rights activist, author and NSS honorary associate Gita Sahgal will explore the rise of Hindu nationalism in the National Secular Society's 2018 Bradlaugh Lecture. Her speech will be entitled 'The Men Who Killed Gandhi' : Secular India and the rise of Hindu nationalism. The lecture – named after our founder Charles Bradlaugh – is an annual event which provides a space for a distinguished speaker to explore a secularist topic in depth.

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Chapman Cohen: Teacher, hero, secularist

Sun, 09 Sep 2018

Date: Sunday 9th September, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB. Leicester Secular Hall is open during the day (10am-4.30pm) for Heritage Open Day, including tours of the building and an exhibition of the history of the Society and its Hall.
Tickets: Free. Book your place here
Details: A joint NSS/Leicester Secular Society event
In this talk hosted by the Leicester Secular Society to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cohen's birth, Robert Forder (NSS historian and Council member) will outline Cohen's career and provide an assessment of his work.
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Chapman Cohen: The People’s Philosopher

Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Date: Thursday 13th September, 8pm
Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London. WC1R 4RL
Tickets: £4.00 standard, £3.00 concession/Conway Hall members
Details: In this talk celebrating the 150th anniversary of Chapman Cohen's birth, Bob Forder will outline Cohen's fascinating career and provide an insight into his work.
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The same talk will take place in Leicester on September 9th; more information here.

Healthcare & Secularism Conference

Sat, 27 Oct 2018

Date: Saturday 27th October 2018.
Registration: 09:45 Start time: 10:15 End: 16:15
(Times subject to minor changes)
Location: Radisson Blu Holloway Circus, Birmingham. B1 1BT
Tickets: Members: £10; Non-members: £15
Lunch and refreshments included.
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Details: For the first time, the National Secular Society are holding a conference focusing on the role of secularism within healthcare. Featuring talks by academics and experts in the fields of medicine, law and ethics the Healthcare & Secularism conference will give participants the opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues in secular medical issues today, including conscientious objection, ritual circumcision, pastoral care and assisted suicide.
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One Law For All: Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism

Sun, 25 Nov 2018

Date: Sunday 25 November 2018, 09:30 – 20:30
Location: Central London
Tickets: From £65.27
Details: Join notable secularists and veteran women's rights campaigners for a conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism at a spectacular venue in central London.
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