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June 2017 Newsletter and Meeting

Read any good books lately?  Our next meeting on Tuesday 13th June will be a discussion on books that we have read and which we think others would enjoy.  So bring along your favourite book(s) and be prepared to chat about them. (note:the June meeting was incorrectly shown as being on the “Stem Cell Revolution” in the May Newslettter.  This is scheduled for July 11th). Newsletter: The June Newsletter is...

May 2017 Newsletter now available

Our latest Newsletter is now available to download. It contains  details of our next meeting on Tuesday 9th May which will be a talk on PSEUDOSCIENCE and how pervasive it has become.   You can download it in PDF form by clicking here    

April Newsletter

The April Newsletter is now available. It contains information about our upcoming talk on Voltaire  11th April It can be downloaded by clicking here  

March 2017 Meetings and Newsletter

Our March Newsletter is now available. This contains information about the meeting on March 14th where we will be talking with Lewis Connelly of the Ipswich Unitarian Church. To download it click on the link below March 2017 SHANDS newsletter  

January Meetings

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).

November meetings and other news

Our latest newsletter is out now. Sorry it’s rather brief. Will have more to offer next time. There’s a meeting on Tuesday 8th November – Gospel Truth? Richard Layton plans to explore the origins of Biblical myths, in particular the earliest writings on Jesus (before the Four Gospels) which some scholars claim reveal that the Resurrection was celebrated as a spiritual event—not the physical event that later gospel writers claimed. For the...

Summer newsletter

All the news about what we’ve been doing and what we will be doing over the next few months. Click here to download our latest newsletter (PDF) and share it with anyone who’s interested.

European Humanists

Whatever your views about the outcome of the British EU referendum, you may like to know that English, Irish and Scottish Humanists are members of the European Humanist Federation, and this won’t change. Click here to find out more about it. The British Humanist Association has been neutral about EU membership but has published some Leave and Remain views on its website. Click here to read them.

Happy Birthday Sir David!

Today is Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday. This is a quote from ‘Life on Earth’, included in a ‘Humanist Anthology’, available from the BHA. “Man’s passion to communicate and to receive communications seems as central to his success as a species as the fin was to the fish or the feather to the birds. We do not limit ourselves to our own acquaintances or even our own generation. Archaeologists labour to...