Happy New Year to all our visitors Our first meeting of 2017 will be on Tuesday January 10th at 7:30pm in the Darwin Room of Arlington’s Brasserie in Museum Street, Ipswich. Our monthly lunch meeting will be at the Duke of York in Woodbridge on Saturday 28th January at 12 noon. Details of these and other meetings are in our recent newsletter which you can download by clicking here (PDF).
Our latest newsletter is ready, with reports of our activities over the past year and an invitation to our AGM and a pub lunch. Click on the heading and then click here to download it (PDF).
Our Spring newsletter is ready for you to download. The contents include the AGM agenda, news of the BHA’s new videos, a report about John Collier from Population Matters at Café Scientifique, and the diary. Click here to download your copy – 2014 April SH&S News (PDF).
Our latest newsletter is ready. Only 2 pages (sorry), but there’s a book review as well as details of meetings.
Herewith the latest newsletter – click here to download it (pdf). Please note the event on the front page, the Human Rights Celebration at University Campus Suffolk. We hope that as many as possible will come to hear speakers from a variety of local organisations (including ours) offer their thoughts on Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Humanist Rights, which is about free speech. Everyone is very welcome. We’ll be in the atrium of the West Building at UCS on Tuesday 11th December from 8pm. Please let us know if you’re coming so we can cater for everyone. There should be someone at the door to let you in, otherwise there’ll be a notice telling you which button to press.
Camp Quest, the organisation that organises summer camps free from religion for children, is having a party at Conway Hall, London, on Saturday 15th December. If you have children and you’re interested in knowing more, this is an opportunity to find out. Click here to go to the CQ website.
With all the hoo-ha over women bishops (and how there aren’t any), there are two websites that might interest you. The first is the BHA’s campaign to get bishops out of the Lords website, Holy Redundant. The second is an e-petition that was begun when the church’s rejection of women bishops was announced. It reads, “No women Bishops, no automatic seats in the House of Lords.” If an e-petition attracts at least 100,000 signatures, it’s likely to be debated in the House of Commons. It’s a good idea to write to your MP too. We know that at least one local MP, Tim Yeo (South Suffolk) is a member of the Parliamentary Humanist Group, though he doesn’t seem to attend many, if any, meetings.
We’ve had a phone call from Chris Pitts of the Outside Project, who was hoping to drum up some support and maybe even practical help from us, especially as he hasn’t had a lot of interest from Christian organisations. To find out what it is, and maybe get in touch, see their website.
Our September newsletter is ready for you to download.
There are book reviews, a report about the popular new Ipswich Café Scientifique, a complaint to the BBC, and a piece about the imaginary ban on crucifixes at work that some Christians are complaining about.
Print a copy for yourself and pass it on to your friends.
Here’s our latest newsletter – click here to download it (pdf).
It contains detailed maps and directions to our new meetings venue at University Campus Suffolk, so keep it for future reference if you’re planning to come.
There’s also a blog post from Ghana, details of the Mayor of Ipswich’s Celebration of Community, and our programme for the next few months.