Here you will find news from SELHuG and the Bromley Humanists.

Review: Talk by Barbara Smoker

In March, Barbara Smoker visited the Bromley Humanist Group to talk about her life and recent Autobiography. Barbara was introduced to the meeting by Asad Abas who concluded his introductory remarks by quoting Steven Evans, CEO of the National Secular Society, in his lead article in the Spring 2019 issue of the society’s journal Bulletin… Read more »

Bromley April meeting: Humanist reflections

When: Wednesday 10th April, 2 – 4pmWhere: Bromley (map) Bromley’s April meeting is devoted to discussion and one of the members came up with the following suggestion: Each attendee will be given a maximum of five minute slot to explain what led them toward humanist, atheist conviction and what they hope to gain from attending… Read more »

Review: Morality as Cooperation

At our March meeting, Dr Oliver Scott Curry (Oxford University) joined us to talk about Morality as Cooperation: how evolution explains ethics. Oliver described the research that has recently been carried out by a team from the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford. It set out to demonstrate the validity and universality of… Read more »

BBC campaign update and March demo

Catherine Bennett asked whether it is “time to silence BBC preachers who keep women down” on Thought for the Day, in her Observer comment piece at the weekend. She called the reflective slot ‘a pulpit for illiberal views’, pointing out that patriarchal and sexist opinions from contributors such as Giles Fraser, Tim Stanley and bishop… Read more »

April Social: Halcyon Books & Manor House Gardens

When: Saturday 13th April, meeting at 11amWhere: Halcyon Books, 266 Lee High Rd, London, SE13 5PL (map)How to get there: Halcyon Books is about 10 minutes walk from Hither Green Station (map) and Lee High Road is served by bus routes 122, 178, 261, 321 and 621, all of which stop near the shop. Join… Read more »