Head of Ceremonies Isobel Russo visited Windsor in September to speak to us very passionately about her personal motivation for promoting humanists ceremonies. Her talk was heartfelt being based on her own life experience which was very moving. There was a lively Q&A session afterwards.
Prof Chris French gave a brilliant and entertaining talk in Nov 2017 about his research into the anomalistic science of the paranormal, and how 80% of us still to some extent hold on to superstitions and belief in unseen forces. Many water diviners are scientists despite the technique being no better than guesswork when tested properly!
Jay Harman from the BHA spoke to us in November 2016 about the BHA campaign to resist the spread of Faith Schools in the UK and ensure fair admission and access for all pupils to the best schools reagrdless of the beliefs of their parents. Press the above image to link to the BHA web pages for more details on the campaign.
Luke Donnelan from the BHA spoke to us in May 2016 about the excellent resources now available to Parents, Teachers and pupils about humanism. This is one of the BHA campaigns that Windor HUmanists are currently actively supporting. You can link to the resources by pressing the image above.
The best attended of all our events in 2016. There was a vigorous and lively debate just a week before the vote with a wide range of views and opinions expressed both for Leave and Remain. A follow debate was held in September on British Values jointly with teh Slough Faith Partnership which was equally lively and well attended. Debates are clearly popular!
Group Annual Meeting 2015 (GRAM) - in November Roger Heppleston and Anthony Lewis represented WIndsor Humanists at this annual meeting which is used by the BHA to liase and co-ordinate the local Partner Groups from around the BHA. See the Gallery under the information tab above for a selection of pictures from this event.
Discussion Evening on the Impact of Extreme Religion on Humanity organised in partnership with the Slough Faith Partnership following the showing of the film Timbuktu by the Slough Film Co-operative as part of the National Inter Faith Week -Tuesday 24th November 2015 - over 20 people attended and contributed to a lively discussion which ranged across many complex issues including the process of radicalisation, segregation of religious groups in their respective 'belief islands' and the infuence, or not, of faith schools in hindering integration.....
Understanding between religious families and their gay children - Tuesday 13th Oct 2015 - Matt Ogsdon talked to us about his charity work for the Nazand Matt Foundation which he set up following the tragic death of his partner Naz. The local paper the Slough & Windsor Eton Express featured Matts talk in their News section - see the Information tab above for a copy of the article - link
Memes, Society and Human Evolution Tuesday 13th June - our local member Roger Heppleston gave us a tour of his recent new book Memes, Society and Human Evolution on Tuesday 9th June which was followed by a lively Q&A session - Rogers book can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk
Our First Open Mike Night at the Waterman Arms in Eton on Tuesday 12th May 2015 - Peter Wilson started proceedings with a most excellent irreverent Comedy Warm up, Duncan Pollock followed with a warm heartfelt erudition on his take on Humanism, Helen, Rosie and Ellie gave us a mature thoughtful overview of what is taught in RI & Ehtics in one of our local schools, I asked the group for help with my issues with religious freedom of conscience, and finally but by no means least Peter then described his family's heart wrenching experience of coping with mental ill health. There was lively and very active Q&A throughout the night with both supportive, challenging and insightful contributions from the 18+ people. The format was a great success. We also had several new members attend. Thanks again to Gillian at the Waterman Arms for providing the venue for our use.
First Speaker Event Tuesday 10th March - David Savage founding member of Farnham Humanists and BHA Head of Pastoral Support described to the 20+ people attending his motivations for being a humanis and his efforts in improving the pastoral support to the non-religious in the NHS and in prisons.
Inaugural Social Meeting of the Windsor Humanists was held on Tuesday 13th January 2015 at the Duchess of Cambridge pub on the Highstreet Windsor - 22 people turned up at this first ever event and it was incredible how despite having never met before it felt like a meeting of friends, it was certainly a meeting of like minded free thinking people....... a great start to an exciting journey.
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Till Year End:-
Wednesday 13th Dec 3rd Annual Festive Dinner 7.30-10pm
Usual Tuesday Monthly Meeting in December replaced by Festive Dinner
Outline Programme for Q1 2018
Tuesday 9th January - Windsor Humanists - A Short Retrospective followed by a discussion on the future
Tuesday 13th February WAAMCF Dialogue Event What is True Strength? WIndsor Baptist Hall Smiths Lane Windsor SL4 5PE
Tuesday 14tth March Annual Darwin Lecture tbc
Tuesday 27th March What Does it Mean to be Human - WAMCF Dialogue event hosted by Windsor Humanists at the Austen Leigh & Baldwin Institute Eton Court SL4 6BY
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