West London Humanists and Secularists



This page will be updated regularly with details of upcoming events.

We also have a Facebook page, and a monthly e-mail list, as alternative ways of keeping up-to-date with WLHS activities.


Please do feel free to contact us on social media, or by email to contact@westlondon.humanist.org.uk, if you have any questions or concerns about any of our events.

For details of our past events, please visit our Meeting Reports page.

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Monthly socials

On the first Thursday of every month from 7:30pm, join us for socialising and relaxed conversation about anything and everything at Crispins Wine Bar in Ealing.

This is mostly a quiet, sit-down affair perfect for discussions about the issues of the day.

Two or three committee members are regularly present. These socials are often a point-of-entry for people previously unfamiliar with the humanist community and/or with WLHS. We always look forward to welcoming such new attendees in particular, whatever their world view.

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Main monthly meetings

On the third Thursday of every month except August, we have our main meeting at Ealing Quaker Meeting House, for which there is a £4 attendance fee (£3 for WLHS members) to cover venue hire costs. The upcoming programme for these meetings is given below:



Thursday 16th November 2017

PLEASE NOTE THE NOVEMBER EVENT IS STRICTLY RSVP ONLY, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND. EMAIL CONTACT@WESTLONDON.HUMANIST.ORG.UK TO REQUEST A SEAT RESERVATION. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. THANK YOU.

Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson — "Secularism: politics, religion, and freedom"
Secularism is an increasingly hot topic in public, political, and religious debate across the globe. It is embodied in the conflict between secular republics – from the US to India – and the challenges they face from resurgent religious identity politics; in the challenges faced by religious states like those of the Arab world from insurgent secularists; and in states like China where calls for freedom of belief are challenging a state-imposed non-religious worldview. In this book, Andrew tells the story of secularism, taking in momentous episodes in world history, such as the great transition of Europe from religious orthodoxy to pluralism, the global struggle for human rights and democracy, and the origins of modernity.

Thursday 14th December 2017
Annual General Meeting
Every December, our group has its Annual General Meeting. This is open to all to attend, however only WLHS members can vote. The agenda for the AGM will be emailed out to all who are on our mailing list a few weeks before the meeting. After the AGM business is concluded in the first half of the evening, we traditionally watch a few interesting video presentations on current affairs, science, or philosophy issues and discuss them for the remainder of the evening.

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FACEBOOK
If you have a Facebook account, please like and follow our page, it has an “Events” section which is updated regularly.

The advantage of having a Facebook account is that you can interact with fellow WLHS supporters/members, and the committee, by sharing links and commenting on things others have shared. Also, you can RSVP to events.

EMAIL
You can join our e-mail list to receive monthly (or rarely, a little more frequent than that) emails from the WLHS committee with details of the latest news and events.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please let us know by sending an email to contact@westlondon.humanist.org.uk.