Events

Events

Talks, conferences and more: find out about forthcoming secularism-related events.

Secularism is a Feminist Issue

Secularism is a Feminist Issue

Organisers: Leicester Secular Society
When: 3 Mar 2024 18:30
Where: Leicester Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester. LE1 1WB
Details: In this talk, NSS head of campaigns Megan Manson will highlight how secularism and feminism have long gone hand-in-hand, and how the National Secular Society continues to challenge religious misogyny in the UK and beyond.

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Tackling abuse in religious communities

Tackling abuse in religious communities

Organisers: National Secular Society
Date: Sunday 17 March 2024 14:00-17:00
Venue: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester M2 3J
Fee: £5 members, £10 non-members (you can join the NSS here)
Details: A panel of experts will talk about the current threats to safeguarding in a variety of religious settings, and what institutions and authorities need to do to ensure all people in all communities are protected from abuse.

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Terry Sanderson memorial

Terry Sanderson memorial

Organisers: Keith Porteous Wood / National Secular Society
Date: Saturday 6 April 2024 13:00
Venue: Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0BL
Fee: Free - guests are requested to register

A memorial for former NSS President Terry Sanderson will be held by his grave at Brookwood Cemetery. The event will be followed by a reception. The memorial is hosted by Terry's partner, current NSS president Keith Porteous Wood.

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Sex, Scandal and Secularism: Annie Besant and the National Secular Society

Sex, Scandal and Secularism: Annie Besant and the National Secular Society

Organisers: National Secular Society
Date: Wednesday April 10th, 7pm – 8pm
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Fee: Free

Description:
The story of Annie Besant - feminist, activist, and leading member of the National Secular Society - is told in a new book by critically acclaimed author and journalist Michael Meyer. In this online talk, he will explain why Besant's life and work was so extraordinary in the context of Victorian England, and why her trial was such a pivotal moment in the history of British civil liberties.

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