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EXTERNAL EVENT - Conway Hall Lectures "Inside Britain's Creationist Schools""

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Sunday Lecture - Inside Britain's Creationist Schools

Sun 19 May 2013, 11.00

Jonny Scaramanga attended a fundamentalist Christian school in the '90s where he learned that the Loch Ness Monster disproved evolution, God disapproved of the NHS, and homosexuals were an abomination to God. He talks about what students learn in these schools today, and what we should do when the parent's right to freedom of religion conflicts with the child's right to a sound education.

Jonny is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, where he is researching student experiences in Britain's 50 Accelerated Christian Education schools. He has written for the Guardian, the Times Education Supplement, New Humanist, and Liberal Conspiracy. His broadcast appearances include BBC Radio 4, BBC2, BBC local radio, and Channel 4's 4Thought TV.

His blog is at

11.00, £3 on the door/free to members

Bottomless Tea & Coffee will be available.

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  • Mark T

    Greatly enjoyed Jon's rivetting (and quite scary) report on these schools. He is a very good speaker, just wish it had gone on a bit longer - I am sure there is more to tell! (Dinosaurs on the ark? Sheesh!)

    May 25, 2013

  • Rich H.

    As someone who is supporting Atheism UK's education campaign this talk is a must!

    May 18, 2013

  • Georgi L.

    Scaramanga? LOL, puts a whole different perspective on it!

    May 10, 2013

    • Jason

      Apparently it's his real name. His grandfather went to school with Ian Fleming and the name stuck in his memory. Well it would, wouldn't it.

      May 14, 2013

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    A former member

    I'm attending another meeting on Sunday

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First event. Looking forward to it.

    May 13, 2013

  • Fiona W.

    I'll be there anyway as I'm a member of the Ethical Society. It certainly promises to be a talk worth hearing so do come if you're free.

    May 13, 2013

  • Mary G.

    Oh no - what a shame - I've just realised I can't make this as I'll be hurtling down to Devon at that time :-(

    May 7, 2013

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