Archive for February, 2008

February meeting

February 10, 2008

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 14th in:

the Right Hand Bar, The Severn Apprentice, Cotton Hill/Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2DP, starting at the usual time: 7:45 for 8:00pm.  Free-form discussion and socialising.

Thursday 14 February – Walk around Shrewsbury

February 10, 2008

To coincide with the annual Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury Humanists have organised a guided walk around Shrewsbury. The proposed timetable is:

10:30 – Coffee and Welcome at Morris Hall;

11:00 – Guided Walk round places related to Darwin’s life, led by a member of Shrewsbury Museum staff;

12:30 .. 14:00 Lunch at the Coach and Horses;

14:00 – Sharing of information about groups – possible plans for Darwin Centenary Year – Morris Hall.

The February meeting of Marches Secularists will be held in the evening – details in the next post (above).

Welsh Marches Humanist Group meeting “Religion in School – Pros and Cons”

February 10, 2008

On Tuesday, February 12th at 7.30pm.

With guest speakers Dr Anthony Lempert and Connor Birch from Marches Secularists and Ian Terry, Director of Education for the Diocese of Hereford.

To be held at The Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane, off Lower Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ.
Parking in the Bridge Inn’s car park (agreement in place).

Programme:

  • A 10 minute introduction by the chairman Tony Akkermans, stating the
    humanist position and giving some facts and statistics relating to
    religious education;
  • A 10 minute case history by Dr. Antony Lempert, describing his
    experience with a local faith school.
  • A 10 minute report by Connor Birch, detailing Marches Secularist’s
    involvement with the Hereford academy protest etc.
  • A 15 minute response by Ian Terry, Hereford Diocese’s Director of
    Education with counter arguments of his choosing.

Followed by a 30 minute question and answer session.