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Charles Bradlaugh Society: Bradlaugh Talk

Charles Bradlaugh Society: Bradlaugh Talk

Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Location: Bradlaugh Fields and Barn, Fulford Drive, Northampton. NN2 7NX
Tickets: Free
Details: This year's 17th Annual Commemoration of the work and achievements of Charles Bradlaugh by the town's Charles Bradlaugh Society coincides with the 150th anniversary of Charles Bradlaugh first attempt to become the town's MP in the 1868 General Election.

It also coincides with one of Charles Bradlaugh's achievements in that 100 years ago the Representation of the People Act was implemented which saw the fruition of a campaign documented in Charles Bradlaugh work 'The Real Representation of the People'.

To mark Charles Bradlaugh's achievement, William Collins has produced a series of personal perspectives on the Representation of the People Act 1918 and has kindly agreed to talk on how Great Britain finally achieved Democracy. Followed with a Q&A session.

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Leicester Secular Society: 'Radio Play' - G J Holyoake

Leicester Secular Society: 'Radio Play' - G J Holyoake

Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Details: A rare chance to hear a performance of this play by John Osborne about George Jacob Holyoake - the man who coined the word 'secularism'.

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Nottingham Secular Society: Human Rights and Human Wrongs. Empathetic Justice?

Nottingham Secular Society: Human Rights and Human Wrongs. Empathetic Justice?

Date: 25th September 2018
Location
: Canal House, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham.
Details: Prof. Tom Lewis is Director of Nottingham Law School's Centre for Rights and Justice. He teaches Public Law and Human Rights at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

His presentation will explore the role that empathy; essentially, putting one's self in the shoes of others, might play in the resolution of human rights claims. Particular attention will be paid to the approach of the European Court of Human Rights in its case law concerning bans on forms of religious dress, in particular the Islamic veil. The protection provided by the European Court to those people subject to such bans (in states such as France, Belgium and Turkey) has been weak. The talk examines the reasons for this approach, some of the problems with it, and suggests that empathic reasoning might have much to offer in reaching a more equitable outcomes in such cases.

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Greater Manchester Humanists: Phylogeny, Science and Secularism

Greater Manchester Humanists: Phylogeny, Science and Secularism

Date: Thursday 11th October 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Location: University of Manchester, University Place, Lecture Theatre 'B' 176, Oxford Road, M13 9QQ
Tickets: Free
Details: Aron Ra will speak on Phylogeny, and comment on the importance of Science and Secularism in today's world. Aron is from Texas, and is well known for his forthright views on creationism and faiths.
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Healthcare & Secularism Conference

Healthcare & Secularism Conference

Date: Saturday 27th October 2018.
Registration: 09:45 Start time: 10:15 End: 16:15
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

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

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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Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom

Secularism 2019: Reclaiming Religious Freedom

Date: 18th May 2019, 09:00 - 17:00
Location
: The Tower Hotel in London, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD
Tickets: Members: £25 | Non-members: £50 | Students: £10
Details: What does "religious freedom" truly mean? While religious lobbyists commonly use terms like "religious freedom" to demand privileges, this conference will serve to highlight that true "religious freedom" means freedom of belief for people of all religions and none. The conference will also explore the limits of religious freedom when it impedes on other human rights, including bodily autonomy, equality and freedom of expression.

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