Tues 22 November

Philosophy Group – Mathematics: is it a structurally ‘real’ part of nature or
just a human concept for describing nature?

All welcome. If you’d like more information, contact us here.

7.30pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.


Tues 6 December

Becoming Humanist – a Fishy Talewith Brian Quinn 

How did a good Catholic boy end up as a Humanist and what has the fish got to do with it?
How are the Pope, Muhammad and the Mormon President involved in this tale?
What is the point of prayer and what happens in Heaven?
Are Christian values Christian?
How do you explain Humanism to young children?
Why is it even called Humanism?
Isn’t everyone an atheist anyway?

Brian Quinn will discuss these questions and more whilst reflecting on his journey from religion to belief and considering what it means to be a Humanist.

Brian is a Chair Emeritus of York Humanists and previously North Yorkshire Humanists.

Accredited by Humanists UK as a school speaker, he regularly visits primary and secondary schools and has also given talks to university students and community groups on various topics related to humanism, religion and scepticism.

He is active on local partnership boards of local authorities, police & NHS, representing a humanist viewpoint on issues of social equality & diversity.

He also works with a hospital chaplaincy team as a non-religious pastoral support volunteer.

7.30pm in the Denham Room of the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York.


Wed 14 December

Book Group – The Beginning of Infinity, by David Deutsch

All welcome. If you’d like more information, contact us here.

7.30pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.


Tues 3 January 2023

No meeting this month!


Tues 7 February 2023

TBA


Tues 7 March 2023

Creator of the Solar System, with Peter Huxford and Dr Peter Thompson

The history of the Solar System Greenway between York and Selby.

7.30pm in the Denham Room of the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York.