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.

August 2019

There are no meetings planned for August

WANSTEAD FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 11.00 – 18.00

Visit and support our interactive stall at this annual community Festival on Christchurch Green in the heart of Wanstead. Over a hundred stalls, a beer tent, food, displays and a music stage with entertainment throughout the day. Adjacent to the diverse independent shops and restaurants on Wanstead High Street. Entry free. The green is a few minutes walk from either Snaresbrook or Wanstead tube stations on the Central Line. Served by numerous buses. 

Introduction to Humanism
Wanstead Library*
Mon 23 Sept 2019. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Annual event for new and old members who want to know more about Humanist perspectives on leading a happy, meaningful and ethical life without any religious belief.

Free entry. Open to all.  Doors open at 7.00 for tea 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

 

Anti-Semitism. A Humanist perspective
Mon 28 Oct 2019. 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Event led by Dave Rosenberg.   David is a lifelong campaigner against fascism and racism in all its forms. He runs regular walking tours which celebrate East London’s rich Jewish cultural heritage. He is the author of Rebel Footprints (A guide to uncovering London’s radical history) and Battle for the East End (Jewish responses to Fascism in the 1930’s). David will give his perspective on the scourge of anti-Semitism and on the non legally binding IHRA definition and on the controversy over whether it wrongly conflates anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism.

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

 

History of Unbelief, or ‘How to be an atheist in Medieval Europe.’ Wanstead Library*
Mon 25 Nov 2019. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

A fascinating, thought-provoking filmed lecture looks at 1000 years of unbelief,  supported by remarkable evidence of atheism and scepticism dating back many centuries before the enlightenment. It shows that there have always been people who have thought for themselves. The lecture (52 mins) is part of a series first given in 2018 by Alec Ryrie, Professor of Divinity at Gresham College and President Elect of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

There will be plenty of time for discussion

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