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In the final meeting before we break for summer, we have a joint meeting with the Swindon Humanists.  Chris Street from Humanists4Science  will speak on this assertion (the title), made by Peter Atkins.

Chris is a lifelong atheist who discovered Humanism seven years ago. A committee member of Atheism UK, Chris is chair of Humanists4Science and webmaster and education officer of Dorset Humanists.

In his talk, Chris will discuss the Humanists4Science group, Scientism and the naturalistic world view.

We’re looking forward to our joint meeting, so come along and get involved with the discussion.

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Jill Sharp is this year’s Philosophy Think Slam winner at the Literature Festival, having beaten off all comers with a convincing victory. Congratulations to Jill!

And of course congratulations to Matt Holland for pulling off another – the 21st – successful Lit Fest.

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This week, we are co-hosting two events at the Swindon Festival of Literature.

The first speaker is at 6.30 this Friday: Nick Cohen will be talking on ‘Why You Can’t Read This Book’.

The second speaker, at 8.00, is Professor Stefan Collini talking on ‘What Are Universities For‘.

Both events take place at the Swindon Arts Centre in Devizes Road – tickets cost £7.00 for each event or £12.00 for both.  You can book tickets by calling the Arts Centre on 01793 614837.

 

I hope to see you on Friday.

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