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Free online courses about Humanism

Two free online courses about Humanism available now There are two wonderful courses which allow you to explore what Humanism is, at your own pace, for free. They are produced by Humanists UK in partnership with FutureLearn, an Open University initiative. The first one, Introducing Humanism: Non-religious Approaches to Life with Sandi Toksvig, looks at… Read more »

A poem for May

We have David Cryer, Chair of Harrow Humanists to thank for this poem – he is sharing poems suitable to the times – and our Secretary Tony Brewer for sorting through them and choosing this one! It’s perfect: Smile by Spike Milligan Smiling is infectiousYou can catch it like the fluWhen someone smiled at me… Read more »

Falling in love with Montaigne

Falling in love with Montaigne, 427 years onfrom SELHuG Committee Member Trevor Moore Even on the highest throne in the world, you are still only sitting on your arse. Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592 Until I read Sarah Bakewell’s magnificent 2010 bestseller How to Live: A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at… Read more »

Top mental health tips for coronavirus times

We think we know what to do, in order to keep our lives on track during these difficult times. Keeping to a routine, talking to friends and relatives by phone or video-call… But it is reassuring to get expert advice on what the most important steps are. SELHuG supporter Isabel Muttreja works for national mental… Read more »

Tributes pour in for Barbara Smoker (1923 – 2020)

Tributes have been pouring in for SELHuG President Barbara Smoker, who died on the 7th of April. Here are a selection that have come in since we reported her death last month. Bromley Humanists secretary Asad Abbas says meeting Barbara in 2003 changed the course of his life: “From what she said I became convinced… Read more »