Windsor Humanists
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Annual Reviews from the Chair

Windsor Humanists Annual Review 2018

2018 was another busy year with 6 Speaker Events, our usual monthly Tuesday socials and further development of our Dialogue Activities and School Speakers Campaigns.   The graphic opposite is taken from our website windsorhumanists.com  and provides a summary of these events. 

2018 highlights for me were:

  • SWAMI17 - Windsor Humanists collaborated for the second year running with the WAMCF and SFP to run a series of successful Community Street Showcases during July in Slough, and Windsor. SWAMI is a visible example of people of faith and the non religious working together to connect the diverse communities across our local 3 towns - swami17.com.
  • WAMCF 2018 Dialogues - a number of Windsor Humanists attended these well supported Dialogues where people of all faiths and none meet at local faith venues to discuss a topical life issue.  Windsor Humanists were able to represent the non religious perspective with people of faith in a respectful way.  I believe that many people of faith rarely encounter an ‘open’ atheist so I think it important that we participate in these Dialogues to locally raise the visibility of humanism.  In March this year Windsor HUmanists hosted the last in the 3 year series of Dialogues - with theapt title What Does it Mean to be Human?  Over 60 people turned out to the  at the Austen-Leigh & Baldwin Institute Community Hall ably parked by Roger and ably fed and watered by the team led by Lucy.  Thanks you to everyone for making this such a great evening.
  • Local Humanist School Speakers - we have now spoken some 20 times in local Schools in the last few years. Through our involvement with the Slough Faith Partnership Windsor Humanist Chair Anthony Lewis was also invited to speak briefly at a multi faith schools conference in Eden Islamic Girls Acadmey  on British Values.  Also WIndsor HUmanists presented Humanism to the Slough Sacre RE Teachers Conference and made contact with the Berkshire Sacre Association.
  • Local Visibility & Publicity - the Chair Anthony Lewis has again written a number of ‘Thoughts for the Week’ in the local Observer and been interviewed several times in 2018  on Radio Berkshire about Humanism - you can listen to this interview on the new dedidcated page for these types of events on our website.

Focus and theme for 2019 will be 'My Humanism' - watch this space for news of speakers, events, dicussions, debates and visits coming soon!  Happy New Year Year everyone. 

warmest humanists hugs Anthony

Review of 2015

Our Chair Anthony Lewis asking a question at the Humanist UK Annual Humanist Group Convention held in LOndon in September 2015,  Press the image to go to the end year review of Windsor HUmanits first year in operation.

 

 

Review of 2016

2016 was Windsor Humanists frist full year in operation.  The best attended and liveliest event was our debate on the EU Referendum where everyone got a chance to express their views for and against staying in the EU.  The debate was conducted in a spirit of  respect for differeing opinions.

 

 

Review of 2017 

In 2017 we had anther very active year with 6 Speaker Events, collaborated with WAMCF and SFP to run a series of very sucessful Community Street Showcases in July in our 3 local towns, had Humanist speak in numerous local schools and raised the profile for the non religious and humanism in our local press and Radio Berkshire

 

 

Windsor Humanists Annual Review 2017

2017 was another busy year with 6 Speaker Events, our usual monthly Tuesday socials and further development of our Dialogue Activities and School Speakers Campaigns.   The graphic overleaf is taken from our website windsorhumanists.com  and provides a summary of these events.  2017 highlights for me were:

  • SWAMI17 - Windsor Humanists collaborated with the WAMCF and SFP to run a series of successful Community Street Showcases during July in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.   SWAMI are planning to re-run the Community Streets in 2018.  SWAMI is a visible example of people of faith and the non religious working together to connect the diverse communities across our local 3 towns - swami17.com  - Windsor Humanists helped secured a grant from the Department of Local Government to fund the initial year to set up SWAMI. 
  • WAMCF 2017 Dialogues - a number of Windsor Humanists attended these well supported Dialogues where people of all faiths and none meet at local faith venues to discuss a topical life issue.  Windsor Humanists were able to represent the non religious perspective with people of faith in a respectful way.  I believe that many people of faith rarely encounter an ‘open’ atheist so I think it important that we participate in these Dialogues to locally raise the visibility of humanism.
  • WAMCF Dialogues 2018 - Windsor Humanist are hosting one of the 2018 Dialogues on Tuesday 27th March at the Austen-Leigh & Baldwin Institute Hall just up the road from the Waterman Arms.  We will need to host the event, provide tea and cake etc for our guests so will need volunteers to make the tea and man the kitchen and tea urns, plus set up and tidy up afterwards!
  • Local Humanist School Speakers - Roger, Caroline and myself are now trained Schools Speakers and have spoken at over 10 local Schools in the last year ranging from public schools such as Windsor Boys, Burnham Grammar, an Oxford Girls College to the private Shiplake College.  Through our involvement with the Slough Faith Partnership Windsor Humanist Chair Anthony Lewis was also invited to speak briefly at a schools conference in Eton College on British Values.
  • Local Visibility & Publicity - the Chair Anthony Lewis has written a number of ‘Thoughts for the Week’ in the local Observer and been interviewed on Radio Berkshire about Humanism - you can listen to this interview on the sidebar on the front page of our website if you missed this!

warmest humanists hugs Anthony

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Tuesday 8th Jan 2019 Winter Warmer Social

 

 

 

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