Posts Tagged ‘Leeds Atheist Soc’

Humanism and the Science of Morality

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 | Humanism

Last month I presented a talk at Atheist Society entitled “Humanism and the Science of Morality”. It looked at why we have morals, how it works in an evolutionary framework, and what that knowledge tells us when constructing a moral framework in Humanism.

Most of all though, I am pleased to see A-Soc still going. A few of us thought it might have been the final year last year, but their start-of-term pub quiz showed otherwise. At my talk too there were fresh young faces, and hopefully the society will enjoy many more years.

Atheist Society 2015 kick-off quiz

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 | Humanism


I had feared the worst for Atheist Society this year; I thought it might be the end. However, I was wrong! Armed with new president Liam at the helm, and Josh providing plenty of support as usual too, at least 20 people turned off to the pub quiz to start the year off, which Strawberry Fields played host to once again.

It was wonderful to see so many new and engaged members and I wish them the best of luck for the year ahead.

Making use of uncertainty

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 | Humanism

Dr Jacob Dunningham recently spoke at Atheist Society on the topic of “Making use of uncertainty: how quantum physics is revolutionising our lives”. It was an interesting talk and it was great to see A-Soc doing such good numbers.

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Speaking at Atheist Society

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | Humanism

Last month, I was invited to give a talk to Leeds Atheist Society about my experiences of evangelism on campus during my time university. There was a good turnout for what you would usually expect at the society these days and I found it a most enjoyable experience speaking at the group I had founded all those years ago.

The Pour House

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 | Humanism

While not having a well though through name, The Pour House does offer quite a nice location by the canal. As such, it made a promising location for an A-Soc Tuesday night social.

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Nash’s Fish & Chip Restaurant

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 | Humanism

Earlier this month, Atheist Socety headed to Nash’s Fish & Chip Restaurant for a meal.

There didn’t seem to be many people in the restaurant and by the time we left, we had been the only people in there for a while. We found out why as we walked out at 9pm – they close at 8pm, and had been keeping the restaurant opened just for us!

I was torn between the various desserts they do, so I opted to get the strawberry ice cream as a starter and then the strawberry trifle for my dessert – a perfect metaphorical sandwich to wrap round my fish and chips.

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A-Soc at The Reliance

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | Humanism

Earlier this month, the Atheist Society held a meal at The Reliance.

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A-Soc End of Year Ball 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | Humanism

It may not have been the grand scale of the 2011 Secular Ball but Atheist Society made show we showed out the academic year with, well, not style, given it was Red Hot World Buffet, but certainly quantity.

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The European Witch Hunts

Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Humanism

Following the Atheist Society’s AGM, Hugh Clayden delivered a talk on the European Witch Hunts. You can watch the video on Worfolk Lectures. Not only was it a really interesting talk, but you have to love Hugh’s gestures.

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Atheist Society 2013 AGM

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 | Humanism

Earlier this month, the Atheist Society held their AGM. Congratulations to Dan Murgatroyd (President), Josh Hulks (Secretary), Gabrielle Stakaityte (Treasurer), Hugh Clayden and James Murray who were all elected. It’s really looking like a superb committee and I wish them all the best for the coming year – I’m sure they’ll do brilliantly.

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