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 email list, as alternative ways of keeping up-to-date with WLHS activities.

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

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


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.


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 15th March 2018
Objective Knowledge

Does it exist? How can it be recognised? In these days of "fake news", "people tired of experts", etc. it is important to understand how, if at all, we can distinguish rational, evidence based knowledge from superstition and fashion. A critical example is the difference between "Good Science" and "Bad/Pseudo Science". This question has been debated for centuries by philosophers of science. Our ex-chair Roger Haines has been interested in the topic for decades, and will present a lay-human's introduction to some of the main lines of argument that have been developed. Then all will be invited to discuss whether this sheds any light on the wider issue of objective knowledge of all kinds in the public domain.

As usual, this meeting will take place at the Ealing Quaker Meeting House on Woodville Road, Ealing, and as previously announced, it will be preceded by a brief business meeting to ratify the minutes of the 2016 AGM.


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.

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.

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