Join us for our apostate social online. This will be an informal gathering. We will open by talking about the work that we do at Faith to Faithless and then open it up to others. All people who have left a high control religious group are invited and feel free to invite whoever you live with. We tend to get anywhere from five to 15 people in attendance. So if you’ve been on your own, locked up at home for too long, please join us, you are most welcome! The social will be hosted by Faith to Faithless volunteer, Veronika. Send an email to veronika@faithtofaithless.com,Read More →

“There is a call to arms to all of us to talk more about death and radically change our perspectives on this final ‘Age of Man’, an age prolonged, perhaps to our detriment, by medicine`s failure to be open with the public.” Dr David Jarrett’s book 33 Meditations on Death is about our denial, at a personal and societal level, of ageing, frailty and death. It reflects on the massive rise in the proportion and absolute number of the very elderly – a phenomenon new in world history. Dr Jarrett uses case histories and family stories to try and make sense of this complex pictureRead More →

In this new series, Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson hosts laid-back, unscripted, one-on-one discussions over the course of 60 minutes with philosophers, scientists, campaigners, entertainers, and historians. In conversation with Nigel WarburtonNigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster, and writer. He is the author of many books on philosophy, including Thinking from A to Z, A Little History of Philosophy, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. His podcast Philosophy Bites has been downloaded over 28 million times. He was previously Senior Lecturer in In conversation with:One place: £3.00 Book nowRead More →

VISITING THE CAFE ONLINE During the epidemic we are holding the Cafe online. We will where possible hold Cafe evenings using Zoom, which needs only a browser and no registration (though many people may choose to download the app instead). For details of how to use this software if you have never done so, please see this document which explains how to, and also gives some details of how to find the various settings while you are in a meeting. The Zoom Meeting ID will be sent out only via the mailing list (see below) and there will be a limit of 100 people total. On the dayRead More →

VISITING THE CAFE ONLINE During the epidemic we are holding the Cafe online. We will where possible hold Cafe evenings using Zoom, which needs only a browser and no registration (though many people may choose to download the app instead). For details of how to use this software if you have never done so, please see this document which explains how to, and also gives some details of how to find the various settings while you are in a meeting. The Zoom Meeting ID will be sent out only via the mailing list (see below) and there will be a limit of 100 people total. On the dayRead More →

The societal and scientific consensus says only irrational people fear things like WiFi, artificial sweeteners, and fluoridated water, but there have been legitimately dangerous products sold as safe in the past. ​Flammable, toxic, radioactive and generally bad for you, we’ll look at products throughout history that killed, injured and poisoned, and the marketing campaigns that went along with them. ​Plus, we’ll explore some formerly dangerous things that turned out to be fine, and things we know are bad for us that we consume anyway. ​Come along. It’ll be good for your health. David Frank David Frank is a marketer, a writer and a former radioRead More →

Since Michael Howard’s pronouncement that ‘Prison Works’ the prison population in the UK has doubled with the current Government planning to build several more multi-occupancy ‘Titan’ prisons to incarcerate thousands more men and women. This reflects an ill-founded commitment to what became a cross-party mantra. In what sense does ‘prison work’? Does the claim stand scrutiny? Or, as Jonathan Simon suggests, does locking away an ever-increasing number of women, men and children amount to ‘social warehousing’? Derived in three decades of activist work and academic research Phil Scraton will address the harms of imprisonment for those locked away, their families and their communities. He willRead More →

In 2017 HUK hosted the book launch for Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom (right) by Chief Executive Andrew Copson. As well as being a historical survey of secularism’s development, his book identified today’s threats to secularism and the big debates raging around it. The book was republished a year later by Oxford University Press as Secularism: a Very Short Introduction. Over three years later, secularism is still a 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 theRead More →