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Humanists UK’s events programme includes major events around the country designed to raise public awareness of humanism and related topics, including its annual lecture series and annual Convention.

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The Darwin Day Lecture 2020, with Chris Packham CBE

12 February 2020, 19:30
Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London, E1 0HX

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What animals think | The Belfast Darwin Day Lecture 2020, with Dr Gareth Arnott

19 February 2020, 19:00
South Lecture Theatre, Medical Biology Teaching Centre (MBC), Belfast, BT9 7BL

What are animals thinking when they face off?

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Made in Man's image? How God's body haunts us today, with Francesca Stavrakopoulou | The Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2020

5 March 2020, 19:30
Venue TBC, London

Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a broadcaster, and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion. She is interested in biblical traditions and religious practices most at odds with Western cultural values.

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This is going to hurt, with Adam Kay | The Voltaire Lecture 2020

6 May 2020, 19:30
Venue TBC, London

In the Voltaire Lecture 2020, Adam Kay will provide a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line, of 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and of waving goodbye to friends and relationships.

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Humanists UK Convention 2020

19 June 2020, 19:00
Kia Oval, Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SS

Join Humanists UK president Professor Alice Roberts and dozens of other fascinating speakers from science, philosophy, politics, and entertainment for the highlight of the humanist calendar. 19–21 June 2020.

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These are events organised by Humanists UK local branches and special interest groups around the country. They include socials, lectures, small gatherings, and community activities under the auspices of Humanists UK’s groups and sections.

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Playing God?

24 January 2020, 19:00
Brockway Room, Conway Hall, London, WC1R 4RL

A talk on genetic modification, genetic ethics, and 'gay genes' with Dr Nessa Carey.

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Open minds – LGBT-inclusive education and children's rights

25 February 2020, 19:00
Brockway Room, Conway Hall, London, WC1R 4RL

Dr Ruth Wareham explains how a secular education system would protect LGBT children

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Faith to Faithless is Humanists UK’s programme providing support to ‘apostates’ and people who leave high-control religions. It puts on a mixture of socials and public lectures across the UK, as well as apostasy awareness training events for services workers.

Apostasy Safeguarding Training (£Free)

28 January 2020, 18:00
Humanists UK, 39 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB

A complimentary training workshop to learn how you and your organisation can better understand and support apostates in the UK.

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Leaving Religion in the UK

20 February 2020, 19:00
The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Berkshire, RG5 4JZ

Join us for a lecture by Will Bose that will explore the harmful consequences of leaving religion in the UK.

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Apostate Social Southampton

8 March 2020, 14:00
The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW

An informal, friendly gathering for people living in Southampton and surrounding areas

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Apostate Social Southampton

30 May 2020, 14:00
The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW

An informal, friendly gathering for people living in Southampton and surrounding areas

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Apostate Social Southampton

12 September 2020, 14:00
The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW

An informal, friendly gathering for people living in Southampton and surrounding areas.

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Apostate Social Southampton

5 December 2020, 14:00
The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW

An informal, friendly gathering for people living in Southampton and surrounding areas.

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