Future Events

Monthly Events

Usually held on a Monday,  our events are educational, stimulating and fun.  They provide opportunities to engage socially and in lively discussion  with like minded, open-minded thinking people. 

Details are also published on the East London Humanist Meetup site. Signing up to Meetup is free and easy and without any obligation or hassle. You will automatically received details of events when they are posted.

HELEN PANKURST
Mon 25 March 2019.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Helen  will speaking about, and signing copies of, her book ‘Deeds not words’ published in 2018.

Helen is a granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, who had strong ties with East London, not least wth the East London Federation of Suffragettes, and is a great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. Helen is an important women’s rights activist in her own right, as well as being a member of the famous Pankhurst dynasty.

Free entry. Open to all.  Doors open at 7.00 for light refreshments and chatting. Join us at the convivial George pub opposite Wanstead Tube after the meeting for further socialising.

* The library is a 2 minute walk from Wanstead Underground Station (Central Line). Nearby bus stops include 308;145;W12;W13;W14;66;101. There is also free easy parking adjacent to the library and good disabled access.

 

Education Event.
Mon 8 April 2019.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Dr Ruth Wareham was appointed Education Campaigns Manager for Humanists UK last October. She said on her appointment:

‘I am motivated by the firm conviction — cultivated through my career as a teacher and academic researcher— in the importance of inclusive, nonpartisan education which fully respects the rights and interests of children to form their own religion or belief.

‘My research has led me to conclude that the problem of religious schools is one of the greatest problems in British life today.

‘For many decades, Humanists UK has led the way with its policy and campaigning work on these issues. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to use my expertise to help build upon previous successes and drive this important work forward.’

Ruthwill provide an update on current campaigns with ideas of how we can engage in and support this work.

Free entry. Open to all.  Doors open at 7.00 for light refreshments and chatting. Join us at the convivial George pub opposite Wanstead Tube after the meeting for further socialising.

* The library is a 2 minute walk from Wanstead Underground Station (Central Line). Nearby bus stops include 308;145;W12;W13;W14;66;101. There is also free easy parking adjacent to the library and good disabled access

 

A Forage in London’s Most Urban Woodland.
Monday 20 May 18.30

Sample the wonders of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park guided by Park Manager, and Humanist celebrant, Kenneth Greenaway. (A claim to fame was conducting the funeral of Terry Pratchett. Ken is a brilliant and knowledgable speaker).

THCP  was one of the great cemeteries created for the growing Victorian metropolis. It is rich in heritage, with many wonderful monuments, and is also rich in flora and fauna. It was closed to burials in 1966 and is now an amazing award-winning natural space in the heart of East London.

Check out more about the Park on BBC One here. And on Naturewatch here.

Unlike most of our events there is a charge for attending. £12 waged; £10 concessions. Payment goes entirely to support THCP and will be collected at the park before the tour commences.

Meet at the Soanes Centre at the Southern Grove Entrance of the Park. Approx 5 minute walk from Mile End Tube. The centre has a toilet and light refreshments will be available.

Please register for attendance on Meetup.

IHEU Event
Monday 10 June. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Dr Giovanni Gaetani, Growth and Development Officer for the International Humanist and Ethical Union, will lead an event highlighting the IHEU’s campaigning work. This will include news ‘hot off the press’ about the 2019 General Assembly due to be held in Reykjavik 31 May – 2 June. Dr Gaetani will be one of hundreds of delegates from around the globe.

Pride Event.
Mon 8 July 2019.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Committee member Stephen will speak in the build up to Waltham Forest Pride which our group is supporting. Details to follow. (The massive London Pride procession takes place the day beforehand, Sunday 6 July).

Free entry. Open to all.  Doors open at 7.00 for light refreshments and chatting. Join us at the convivial George pub opposite Wanstead Tube after the meeting for further socialising.

* The library is a 2 minute walk from Wanstead Underground Station (Central Line). Nearby bus stops include 308;145;W12;W13;W14;66;101. There is also free easy parking adjacent to the library and good disabled access

 

Natural History Museum
Friday 26 July 2019. 18.30 – 22.00

Join us on an exploration of the galleries at night. Food and drink is available from bars and cafes in the Museum. Meet front entrance 18.30. Finish the evening at one of the local pubs.

Details of special talks, demos and displays for that evening to follow.

August 2019

There are no meetings planned for August

Event
Mon 23 Sept 2019. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Details to be confirmed

Event
Mon 28 Oct 2019. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Details to be confirmed

Event
Mon 25 Nov 2019. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Details to be confirmed