Usually held on the third Monday of the month. Our events are educational, stimulating and fun. They provide opportunities to engage socially and in lively discussion with like minded, open-minded thinking people.
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History of Unbelief, or
‘How to be an atheist in Medieval Europe.’
MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020. 7.30 pm
We regret that this event has been cancelled in the light of Government advice and the risk posed by Coronavirus. It is hoped to re-schedule this meeting as soon as it is safe to do so.
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
* 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
(starting with a symbolic toast to mark the birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft)
MONDAY 27 APRIL 2020.
7.30 PM – 9.00 PM
Details of main event to be confirmed. (27 April also happens to be the birthday of Mary Woostonecraft, an early pioneer of feminism and rationalism, born in Spitalfields, East London, 27.4.1759, and it would be remiss not to mark the day, albeit with a brief symbolic toast).
Entry is free and open to all. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
Doors open at 7.00 for tea and chatting. Join us at the George pub (opp Wanstead Tube) after the meeting for further socialising.