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Monthly Events

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. 

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.

ELECTION HUSTINGS: CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER 19.00 – 21.00

Parliamentary candidates for the Leyton and Wanstead constituency will be speaking and debating their respective party’s policies and will be invited to answer questions from the audience. The panel will consist of: Dr Nosheba Khiljee (Con); Ben Sims (Lib Dem); Ashley Gunstock (Green); John Cryer (Lab).

The hustings has been organised by East London Humanists. Entry is free and open to all. (There will be a collection to defray expenses). Doors open 7.00. Meeting begins 7.30.

Please note that this meeting replaces our monthly meeting originally scheduled for this date. It is our view that the environmental policies of whoever holds the reins of power for the next five years will be crucial. To quote David Attenborough: ‘‘What we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of all life on earth.” It is therefore important that we play our part in making sure environmental issues are high on everyone’s agenda at this election, whatever their political persuasion.

 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

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History of Unbelief, or
How to be an atheist in Medieval Europe.’ 
(This meeting, originally scheduled for Wanstead Library in November, has been postponed until next year. This is to facilitate use of the booked venue to hold an election hustings on Climate and the Environment. See above).

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

The Atheist Bus Campaign and more.
An evening with Ariane Sherine. Writer, Comedian, Humanist.
Wanstead Library. Mon 27 Jan 2020. 19.30

Ariane with Richard Dawkins at launch of Atheist Bus Campaign

Ariane Sherine has had a fascinating, diverse career. From singing with Duran Duran, to writing for The Spectator and Guardian, to writing for TV comedy shows. One spectacular idea was the 2009 Atheist Bus Campaign which went ‘viral’ and was copied in countries around the globe. Read more about Ariane here.

Ariane will be talking about her life, and her recent book ‘Talk yourself better: A confused person’s guide to therapy, counselling and Self-help.’ She describes the hate mail she received from Christians, her nervous breakdown, and her road to recovery. There will be a book-signing session at the end.

This should prove a fascinating, entertaining and enlightening evening. Free and open to all.

Wanstead Library

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