Local Groups

Basingstoke Humanists

We are a friendly and outgoing group of Humanists covering North Hampshire and Berkshire based in Basingstoke. Humanism is a positive life stance centred on people. We are atheists and agnostics who share a non-religious ethical outlook and seek to create a more open, just and caring society.

Contact

davidbrittain13@hotmail.com

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Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month with a social on the 1st Monday of the month

Venue
St. Mary's College
Cliddesden Road
Basingstoke
RG21 3HF

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Bedfordshire Humanists

We are a friendly and welcoming group of humanists based in Bedford. We exist to support each other in defining and pursuing a secular, rational life stance, and to promote this world view among the local community.We also run our local Skeptics in the Pub, drawing a wider audience of those broadly sharing our outlook.

Contact

admin@bedshumanists.org.uk

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Meetings

1st Tuesday of the month

Venue
North End Social Club
60 Roff Avenue
Bedford
MK41 7TW

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Birmingham Humanists

We are a group of people who meet to discuss a wide range of topics - philosophical, moral, social, political, scientific - and who work together to promote humanist ideas and values. We meet about once a month, often with a speaker, in a variety of venues. In addition, we arrange social events and are involved in raising money for charitable causes.

Contact

birminghamhumanists@gmail.com

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Meetings

last Tuesday of the month (social)

Venue
Moseley Exchange
149 Alcester Road
Moseley
Birmingham
B13 8JP

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Bromley Humanists

Contact

asad.65@hotmail.com

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Venue
H G Wells Centre
St Mark's Rd
Bromley
BR2 9HG

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Cardiff Humanists

Contact

mike.reynolds.ceremonies@gmail.com

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Meetings

1st Monday of the month

Venue
The Rummer Tavern
14 Duke Street
Cardiff
CF10 1AY

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Central London Humanists

Central London Humanists (CLH) is the local humanist group for anyone who lives, works or otherwise finds themselves in central London, or anyone from further away who wants to come along. The group meets several times a month for a variety of activities, such as: • The pub social: an informal get-together, without a structure or agenda. • The monthly talk: experts on relevant subjects deliver a talk and takes questions, and this is followed by drinks and an informal chat at a local pub. • The book group: a monthly book club • Special events: such our recent fundraiser ‘Stand-Up for Darwin‘ • Campaigning events: CLH works closely with alongside groups such as the BHA and the Secular Europe Campaign on protests and publicly visible campaigns

Contact

info@centrallondonhumanists.org.uk

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Meetings

1st Wednesday of the month for a social and the 3rd Wednesday of the month for a formal talk

Venue
Conway Hall
Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL

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Chester Humanists

Contact

simon.dunning1@btinternet.com

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Meetings

3rd Tuesday of the month

Venue
Custom House Inn
Watergate Street
Chester
CH1 2LB

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Chichester Humanists

Contact

andrew@westsussexhumanists.org.uk

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Meetings

3rd Monday of the month (social)

Venue
The Chichester Inn
38 West Street
Chichester
PO19 1PR

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Chiltern Humanists

Chiltern Humanists is a group of non-religious people who meet monthly in either Wendover or Amersham and enjoy talks and discussions, socialise and keep up-to-date with Humanist news and campaigns.

Contact

west@waitrose.com

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Meetings

2nd Tuesday of month unless in Amersham when it's 2nd Wednesday

Venue
Wendover Library Room
High Street
Wendover
HP22 6DU

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Cornwall Humanists

We are a small, friendly group covering Cornwall. We are atheists & agnostics who share a non religious outlook who seek a fair & ethical life stance. We meet monthly at Truro College with speakers & discussion, plus have informal get togethers.

Contact

carrietarrandean@gmail.com

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Meetings

3rd Tuesday of every month (excluding December)

Venue
Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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Desborough Humanists

Desborough Humanists meet once a month to discuss a variety of topics from philosophy and religion to politics, science and education. Our group concentrates on raising awareness of Humanism in the local area and providing a social network for those with an ethical, person-centred (rather than supernatural) viewpoint.

Contact

desborough@humanistgroups.org.uk

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Meetings

1st or 2nd Saturday, once a month

Venue
Desborough Library
High Street
Desborough
NN14 2QS

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Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a lively community group for people who identify as humanists, atheists, agnostics, sceptics, apostates or non-religious. We have a packed monthly programme of talks, discussions, walks, pub nights, barbecues and more. We look forward to seeing you!

Contact

chairman@dorsethumanists.co.uk

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Meetings

Talks/Discussion: 2nd Saturday at 2pm and the 4th Wednesday at 7.30pm. Social: 3rd Thursday, 7.30pm. Walks: 3rd Sunday.

Venue
Moordown Community Centre
Coronation Avenue
Bournemouth
BH9 1TW

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East London Humanists

A friendly and diverse group with a rational and enquiring outlook and the desire to make the most of the one life we have for ourselves and others. We hold regular meetings and social activities, are active in the community and provide a supportive environment for people who question their faith.

Contact

chaireastlondonhumanists@gmail.com

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Meetings

3rd Monday of the month

Venue
Wanstead Library
Spratt Hall Road
Wanstead London
London
E11 2RQ

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Essex Humanists

Contact

scott.j.holmes@gmail.com

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Meetings

4th Sunday of the month (?)

Venue
The Friends Meeting House
82 Rainsford Road
Chelmsford
CM1 2QL

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Exeter Humanists (New Group)

Contact

exehumans@gmail.com

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Venue
The Oddfellows (Upstairs room)
60 New N Road,
Exeter
EX4 4EP

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Farnham Humanists

We are a friendly and outgoing group of Humanists covering North East Hampshire and West Surrey centred on Farnham and Alton. Humanism is a positive life stance centred on people. We are atheists and agnostics who share a non-religious ethical outlook and seek to create a more open, just and caring society.

Contact

info@farnham.humanist.org.uk

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Meetings

3rd Sunday of the month for talks/discussions. 1st Wednesday of the month- social/pub chat

Venue
Daniel Hall
Long Garden Walk
Farnham
GU9 7HX

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Gloucestershire Humanists

Gloucestershire Humanists is a friendly group of humanists, secularists, agnostics, skeptics etc. based in and around Gloucestershire. Our meetings cover a whole array of subjects and are sometimes led by our members and often feature invited speakers.

Contact

gloshums@gmail.com

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Meetings

3rd Thursday of the month

Venue
Hesters Way Resource Centre
Cassin Drive
Cheltenham
GL51 7SU

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Greater Manchester Humanists

Greater Manchester Humanists meet together to socialise and represent humanism around the Manchester area. The groups not only holds talks on topics of interest to humanists but also engage in action and dialogue with others within the local community. GMH members include trained humanist celebrants, pastoral workers, and school speakers. In recent years, the Group has engaged in dialogue with people of religious faiths in such bodies as the Faith Network for Manchester and the Muslim-Jewish Forum.

Contact

secretary@gmh.humanist.org.uk

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Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month

Venue
Friends Meeting House
Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

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Guildford and Woking Humanists

Contact

guildfordwoking@humanistgroups.org.uk

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Meetings

2nd Tuesday of the month

Venue
Guildford Institute
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

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Harrow Humanists

We are a group of humanists living in Harrow and NW London who believe in living life rationally and ethically, without superstition. Humanists regard people as morally equal and autonomous, so we work to make a morally equal society, free from prejudice and open to all.

Contact

harrowhumanists@gmail.com

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Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month

Venue
The Lodge
64 Pinner Road
Harrow
HA1 4HZ

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Herefordshire Humanists

We are a group of Humanists covering the rural county of Herefordshire, based mostly in the city of Hereford and the market town of Ross on Wye. We work to provide a community of non-religious people who seek to live meaningful and ethical lives, with a strong moral, liberal and rational outlook. We seek to add the humanist voice to our wider community to combat a world of fundamentalism, objectification and theocracy.

Contact

herefordshire@humanistgroups.org.uk

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Meetings

Last Thursday of the month for guest speakers, AGMs and meals (but Sundays for walks and occasionally Tuesdays)

Venue
The Kindle centre
Asda stores
Belmont Street
Hereford
HR2 7JE

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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

We are a friendly group of Humanists covering Hull and East Yorkshire meeting monthly in the back room of a pub in Beverley. Our group provides an opportunity for like minded people to meet and discuss humanist values, principles and related subjects and to promote an awareness of the philosophy of humanism to the wider public.

Contact

timstephenson@ashdene1.karoo.co.uk

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Meetings

3rd Monday of the month

Venue
Tiger Inn
Lairgate
Beverly
Hull
HU17 8JG

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Humanists of Murcia

We are a group of mainly retired expats, including atheists, agnostics and free thinkers. Our activities include walking, philosophy group, discussion group, and board games group, and a large gardeners group. We celebrate solstices and equinoxes and most of our meetings include lunch or dinner.

Contact

humanistgroup.murcia@gmail.com

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Meetings

Varies, depending on our program of events. There is usually at least one event per month per group.

Venue
Address used for map - do not delete

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Isle of Wight Humanists

Contact

sibligh@gmail.com

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Venue
The Riverside Centre
The Quay
Newport
PO30 2QR

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Kent Humanists

We are a friendly and outgoing group of Humanists covering the whole of the county of Kent. We are based in Canterbury where most of our meetings are held. Humanism is a positive life-stance centred on human flourishing without reference to the supernatural. We are atheists and agnostics who share a non-religious ethical outlook and seek to create a more open, just and caring society.

Contact

kent@humanistgroups.org.uk

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Meetings

3rd Sunday of the month, sponsored walks in Autumn

Venue
St Stephens Church Hall
Hales Drive
St Stephens
Canterbury
CT2 7AB

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Lancashire Secular Humanists

We aim to provide a forum for humanists and non-believers in general to meet every month in a friendly and welcoming environment to discuss matters of relevance to humanist ideals. We also aim to promote the values of humanism and secularism within Lancashire outside the Manchester and Merseyside metropolitan areas.

Contact

lancshumanismcontact@gmail.com

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Venue
59 High Street
Great Eccleston
Preston
PR3 0YB

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Ludlow and Marches Humanists

We used to be called the Welsh Marches Humanist Group and we cover North Herefordshire, South Shropshire and East Powys. We meet regularly, usually in Ludlow, for talks and discussions on all subjects of interest to Humanists, including social meetings and walks. We give regularly to local and worldwide charities and causes.

Contact

rocheforts@tiscali.co.uk

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Meetings

3rd Tuesday of the month

Venue
The Old Rectory, Leinthall Starkes
Leinthall Starkes
Ludlow
SY8 2HP

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Milton Keynes Humanists

We are a friendly and open group of atheists and agnostics from Milton Keynes and surrounding areas who meet to discuss ethical issues and to promote humanist ideals.

Contact

secretary@mkhumanists.org.uk

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Meetings

2nd Thursday of the month

Venue
York House Centre
London Road
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK11 1JQ

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Norfolk Humanists

Norfolk Humanists get together once a month, usually the third Thursday. We often invite speakers to talk on a range of subjects not just relevant to Humanism but also to feed our unbounded curiosity about the world. We don’t claim to have all the answers but think that the search for truth through rational debate is well worth pursuing. If, like us, you think life can be lived ethically without reference to religion or just want to know more about Humanism, please feel free to join us. Details of future talks and social events can be found on our Calendar/Events page.

Contact

michael.hill.dxb@gmail.com

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Meetings

3rd Thursday of the month, except August and December

Venue
The Charing Cross Centre
17-19 St John Maddermarket
Norfolk
NR2 1DN

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North East Humanists

Contact

contact@northeast-humanists.org.uk

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Venue
Broadacre House
Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6HQ

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North Yorkshire Humanist Group

Contact

secretary@nyhg.org.uk

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Meetings

1st Tuesday of the month

Venue
Priory Street Centre
15 Priory St
York
YO1 6ET

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Oxford Humanists

Oxford and its environs have an exceptional number of highly educated, humanist-oriented individuals – but, until about a decade ago, the vast majority didn’t see any reason why they should join the ageing group of Oxford Humanists. Since then, by ‘upping our profile’, our membership has quintupled. So, though we are clearly much more widely appreciated and our members clearly follow our progress – only about a third of them play any active part in our manifold activities! We could obviously benefit from some rejuvenation!

Contact

oxhums@gmail.com

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Meetings

3rd Friday of [most] months (eg August and December we have summer and winter solstice parties instead) 2nd Weds every month, pub social meet up Roughly quarterly organised visits and tours.

Venue
Restore Centre
Manzil Way
Oxford
OX4 1YH

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Plymouth Humanists

Provide a community and support for those with a Humanist outlook (which includes atheists and agnostics) in Plymouth and the surrounding area. Promote the values that Humanists hold to be important: rationalism, scientific thought, ethics and creativity. Organise events for everyone in the Plymouth area that are engaging, entertaining, educational and uplifting. Represent non-believers with similar values in matters of education and other matters of importance. Make an active contribution to the wider community through volunteering and other important areas.

Contact

plymouth.humanists@gmail.com

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Meetings

Talks once a month on fourth Tuesday (with summer and Xmas break), Games night most months on second Tuesday, book club alternate months on a Monday, Volunteering at a local nature reserve on second Sunday, plus other social events

Venue
B- Bar - Barbican Theatre
Castle St
Plymouth
PL1 2NJ

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Pontypridd Humanists (New Group)

A group for humanists and the non-religious in Pontypridd and the Valleys.

Contact

pontypridd@humanistgroups.org.uk

Venue
85A Taff St
Pontypridd
CF37 4SL

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Shropshire Humanist Group

The SHG was formed as a voice for those who want to live decent and useful lives without superstition or religion. We have no wish to dictate what other people think but we are of the view that religious beliefs and practises are essentially private matters and should have no influence in our legislative system.

Contact

info@shropshire.humanist.org.uk

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Meetings

3rd Thursday in Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov. Social events in Feb, Jul, and Dec.

Venue
The University Centre
Guildhall
Shrewsbury
SY3 8HQ

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South East London Humanist Group

SELHuG is a group for humanists in SE london to meet like-minded people. We socialise, enjoy talks and discussions, attend cultural and scientific outings and keep up to date with humanist news and campaigns. We have regular meetings every month, where we host a speaker and enjoy being introduced to and debating ideas. We also organise one-off events which have a cultural, educational, or a purely social focus.

Contact

selhuginfo@gmail.com

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Meetings

3rd Thursday of the month

Venue
Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House
41 Bromley Road
Catford
London
SE6 2TS

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South Hampshire Humanists

South Hampshire Humanists started up in 1993 for those in the region who choose to live without religion. We hold regular meetings, informal discussion groups, and social gatherings. We promote awareness and knowledge of Humanism in the area, for example: humanists sit on the three 'standing advisory councils for religious education' (SACRE) for Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. We also are represented at the Remembrance Sunday event in Southampton.

Contact

bookrover@virginmedia.com

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Meetings

2nd Sunday of alternate months

Venue
The Pavilion
Residents’ Gardens
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1QU

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South London Humanists

The aim of the group is to make a positive contribution to Humanism locally by providing a forum to develop our knowledge and thinking, and our sense of a local community of humanists, and offering social activities.

Contact

secretary@southlondonhumanists.co.uk

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Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month at 8PM. A garden party is usually held in August and a winter gathering in December

Venue
Friends House
10 Cedar Road
Sutton
SM2 5DA

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South West London Humanists

Anyone who's a humanist, or thinks they might be, is welcome to our meetings and events. There is a £2 charge to attend our regular monthly meetings, this is to help cover the cost of hiring a hall. We occasionally hold meetings/events at other venues which may have a different entrance charge and booking process, please see full information of each event/meeting on Meetup or for any further information about South West London Humanist Group, please email info@swlhumanists.org.uk

Contact

info@swlhumanists.org.uk

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Meetings

Main meeting: first Tuesday of the month Sunday Pub Lunch: first Sunday Coffee Morning: second Thursday Book Group: third Tuesday Kingston Pub Night: third Wednesday

Venue
The Vestry Hall,
21 Paradise Road
Richmond
London
TW9 1SA

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St Albans Humanists

Friendly Social/Study/Work Group centred around the subject of humanism meeting in St Albans. Humanism is a movement for living a full moral and joyful life without recourse to wild religious claims. Open to all.

Contact

steve.deckett@ntlworld.com

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Meetings

3rd Tuesday of every month

Venue
The Goat
37 Sopwell Lane
St Albans
AL1 1RN

Stockport Humanists

Contact

shg@orangehome.co.uk

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Venue
The Boars Head
2 Vernon Street
Stockport
SK1 1TY

Swindon Humanists

Contact

jogarton@btinternet.com

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Meetings

Monthly

Venue
Wheatsheaf Ale House
32 Newport Street
Swindon
SN1 3DP

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Watford Area Humanists

Watford Area Humanists was established in May 2008 to:- • Promote an understanding of Humanism in South West Hertfordshire. • Develop programmes to address the non-religious needs of children, families and people living and working in the South West Hertfordshire area. • Provide social, educational and cultural activities for humanists. • Provide a base for the development of Humanist philosophy. The Watford Area Humanists Group is affiliated to Humanists UK. Humanism is a set of beliefs: • Human beings can lead good lives without being ruled by fear or superstition. • Based upon impartial consideration of available evidence, that there are no gods or creator beings. • Based upon impartial consideration of available evidence, that there is no after-life. • Being happy and doing good for oneself and others in the one life we all have. • Living life on the basis of behaving towards others as you would like them to behave towards you. • Respect for all other life forms and the natural environment on our planet Earth. If you would like more information please write to the following address or email John Dowdle

Contact

dowdle@virginmedia.com

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Meetings

1st Saturday of the month from 11:00-13:00

Venue
Starbucks downstairs meeting room
34-36 High Street
Hertfordshire
Watford
WD17 1ED

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West Glamorgan Humanist Group

Although we meets in Swansea, several of our members travel from neighbouring towns and counties for our meetings. We manage to arrange nine or ten visiting speakers each year, with a variety of topics covered, thus enabling us to have stimulating discussions over lunch after the talks.

Contact

westglam@humanistgroups.org.uk

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Meetings

Monthly on Sundays

Venue
Sketty Hall
Sketty Lane
Swansea
SA2 8QF

West London Humanists and Secularists

A local group that is active in the community and regularly invites speakers to discuss social, political, religious, philosophical, scientific, artistic and other issues. This year we are planning discussions led by some of our own members on topics in which they have a particular interest, as well as external speakers.

Contact

contact@westlondon.humanist.org.uk

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Meetings

3rd Thursday of the month (and 1st Thursday of the month social)

Venue
Ealing Quaker Meeting House
17 Woodville Road
Ealing
London
W5 2SF

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West Wales Humanists

We are a friendly and outgoing group of Humanists, based in Narberth and covering Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. Humanism is a positive life stance centred on people – essentially, it’s about taking responsibility for your life. We are atheists and agnostics who share a non-religious ethical outlook and seek to create a more open, just and caring society.

Contact

ben.morris@humanism.org.uk

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Meetings

3rd Monday of the month

Venue
Bloomfield Centre
Redstone Road
Narberth
SA67 7ES

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Windsor Humanists

We are a group of Humanists covering the Windsor, Slough, Ascot and neighbouring areas of East Berkshire and South Bucks. We provide the opportunity for the non-religious to meet like minded people in the local East Berkshire Royal Borough on a regular basis and to build a sense of community demonstrating that you can be 'Good without Gods'! We meet regularly in and around Windsor to enjoy each other's company, to debate topical issues and to contribute to our local communities and charities.

Contact

windsor@humanistgroups.org.uk

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Meetings

2nd Tuesday of the month

Venue
Waterman Arms
Brocas St
Eton
SL4 6BW

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