This Monday, in our regular room and time – Nuffield LT/B at 7pm, we’ll be watching Creation, a dramatisation of Darwin’s life. It deals with his struggles in formulating the theory of evolution as it would have great impacts on his peers, on society, and more personally on Emma, his religious wife. It has described as a “gentle, heartfelt and well-acted film”, and should be of interest to all of us. We’ll be in the pub after the film, hope to see you there!
To celebrate the society turning 7 last week, this week’s event will be a casual pub social at the Crown Inn, 5 minutes from Highfield campus. We’ll be there from 8pm. I imagine some of us will be eating there, too.
Have a chat and drink with your favourite atheists. New members are welcome as always.
Hope to see you there,
Sam – President
P.S. I’ll buy cakes, so mark yourself as attending on the Facebook event to make sure I buy enough!
Next week’s meeting is a format we haven’t done in a little while – Alternative Views Night. During these sessions, we invite representatives from a lesser known religious group to give an overview of their beliefs, and engage in discussion with the society. This Monday, we have representatives from the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
According to Wikipedia, Jehovah’s Witnesses‘ beliefs are based on their interpretations of the Bible and they prefer to use their own translation. They believe that the destruction of the present world system at Armageddon is imminent. The group are most well known for their door-to-door evangelism, and literature such as The Watchtower, conscientious objection and refusal of blood transfusions.
The event will be held at the usual time (Monday. 19:00) in the usual place (Nuffield LR/B). As always. we encourage new members to join us, and we will be heading to the pub afterwards.
Our next meeting will be one of our favourite events, Rant Night. It’s a great opportunity for all members to spend a few minutes in front of the society and get something off their chest – whether a pet peeve (no matter how trivial) or just something cool you’ve learned (preferably vaguely relevant to atheism/humanism/secularism/skepticism).
In the past we’ve had fracking, Richard Dawkins’ tweets, free will, conspiracy theories, the UK’s schooling, the term “militant secularism”, hayfever and loads more.
It’s a relaxed setting, and talks are only 5-10 minutes each, so taking part is easy and good fun (although you can, of course, just come along and watch).
This will take place in the usual room (Nuffield LR/B) on Monday 10th at 19:00. As always, new members are welcome, and we’ll head on to the pub afterwards. Let us know if you’re attending on our Facebook event.
Join us in attending the annual national convention of the AHS (National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Student Societies), in London, for the weekend of the 7th to 9th March. The National Convention is always a fantastic event, with speakers, workshops and socialising with fellow Humanists from around the country – and this year’s speaker lineup is one of the best yet:
Tickets cost £10 each, which is a fantastic deal for the great speaker lineup, and the workshops on Sunday will be particularly great for those of you considering running for a committee position next year (hint: consider about running for a committee position).
A bunch of us from the society will be going along, so we’ve set up a Facebook event, where we can organise travel & accommodation, and we’d love for you to join us, as it promises to be a fantastic weekend.
You can find out more about the convention on the AHS’ website.