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There is nothing new about cancel culture: Why secularist history is so important and and why it is so little known

There is nothing new about cancel culture: Why secularist history is so important and and why it is so little known

Organisers: Nottingham Secular Society
When: Tuesday 30th November. 19:30
Where: Online, via Zoom. Please contact Nottingham Secular Society for the Zoom link at nottinghamsecularsociety@yahoo.com.

In this talk, NSS council member and historian Bob Forder will explain the intellectual tradition that underpins secularism and go on to consider why it is so little known and understood. He will consider the underrated contribution of secularists and freethinkers to progressive causes, including freethinkers' contribution to the birth control movement, the techniques they advocated and the literature they sold and published.

Islamophobia and Academic Freedom: In conversation with Professor Steven Greer

Islamophobia and Academic Freedom: In conversation with Professor Steven Greer

Organisers: Bristol Free Speech Society
When: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 19:30
Where: Online
Tickets: Please see Facebook events page for further details

Where is the line between academic freedom and Islamophobia?

Steven Greer is a professor of Law at the University of Bristol, who ran a module titled Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society for 15 years before it was cancelled at the end of the last academic year following a campaign by the University of Bristol Islamic Society (BRISOC). The campaign raised complaints regarding material of the module, as well as Greer's remark on Prevent which they claim were Islamophobic.

Bristol Free Speech Society will be discussing topics such as the line between Islamophobia and academic freedom, as well as interviewing Steven on his response towards the claims of Islamophobia and how the social media campaign has affected him.

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North Yorkshire Humanists

North Yorkshire Humanists

Organisers: North Yorkshire Humanists
When: Tuesday 7th December 2021, 19.30-21.00
Where: Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York YO1 6ET
Tickets: N/A

Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.

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What Is Humanism?

What Is Humanism?

Organisers: Watford Area Humanists
When: 15 December 2021 from 7.30 p.m.
Where: Online, via Google Meet. Please contact the Watford Area Humanists secretary for more information at watford@humanistgroups.org.uk.

This will be a group discussion on the question of "What is Humanism?". Please see Watford Area Humanists' website for more details.

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