Future Events

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings of our Group are usually held on a Monday. Details of upcoming events are also published on the East London Humanist Meetup site.

The meetings aim to be educational, stimulating and fun.  It is a chance to engage socially and in lively discussion and debate with like minded, open-minded thinking people.  There is also an opportunity to keep up to date and engage in our campaigning and other activities.

 

August 2017

Our group will be taking a break in August. We look forward to resuming our activities with renewed vigour in September!

WANSTEAD FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017. 11.00 – 18.00
CHRISTCHURCH GREEN, WANSTEAD

Join us on our interactive stall at this fun annual community event. Free entry. Music and performances throughout the day, stuff for kids, art trail, beer tent, diverse stalls etc. etc. plus all the delights of adjacent Wanstead High Street.

Revisiting the abortion argument.
Monday 25 Sept 2017.  7.30 – 9.00 pm.
Wanstead Library*

Discussion led by June Mitchell, a group committee member.

It is fifty years since the Abortion Act 1967 transformed the landscape on a woman’s right to choose. Generations have grown up who may not have a full understanding of how things were before this reform and all the arguments which persuaded Parliament to vote for change.

The election of Trump has breathed new life into the conservative religious right who seek to reverse the advances. There is also concern about the rise of those with similar views in this country.

The meeting will revisit the issues through a Humanist perspective and consider how we should respond.

The meeting is  free and open to all.  There will be a collection to defray expenses (minimum donation of £3 suggested). Donations to our monthly collection for the Eat or Heat food bank (Walthamstow) are also welcomed.

Doors open 7.00 pm for light refreshments and chatting. Join us afterwards at The George for further socialising and lively conversation. The George is a comfortable, good value and convivial pub opposite Wanstead Tube.

Assisted Dying
Monday 23 Oct 2017.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

A speaker from Dignity in Dying will lead a discussion. What are the arguments for a change in the law? What if anything has changed in the light of the various court decisions over the last couple of years, including cases supported by Humanists UK (formerly BHA)? What is the prospect for change in the light of the defeat of proposals in Parliament?

The meeting is  free and open to all.  There will be a collection to defray expenses (minimum donation of £3 suggested). Donations to our monthly collection for the Eat or Heat food bank (Walthamstow) are also welcomed.

Doors open 7.00 pm for light refreshments and chatting. Join us afterwards at The George for further socialising and lively conversation. The George is a comfortable, good value and convivial pub opposite Wanstead Tube.

Introduction to Humanism
Monday 27 Nov 2017.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed.

END OF YEAR DINNER
December 2017

Details to be confirmed.