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HSS-EG Monthly Meeting and AGM: An Introduction to Humanism - Speaker Les Reid

Talk: An Introduction to Humanism

Speaker: Les Reid

Les is a committee member who taught a community education class last autumn, titled "An Introduction to Humanism", as part of the City of Edinburgh Council's Adult Education programme. 

In his talk after the AGM Les will present an overview of the ten-week course to show the range of topics covered. The topics include the Humanist Revolution in Art, Hume on mortality, Galileo, Darwin, sex and gender, ethical theories, moral debates and the meaning of life. 

Les will give a brief sketch of each topic and explain how they all relate to his general theme of Paradigm Shift. Whether this overview will serve as an appetizer or a warning for next autumn's course remains to be seen.


We will be reviewing the previous 12 months, nominating new committee members and hearing about the Edinburgh Peace Initiative. We are also looking for new recruits to the Edinburgh Group’s committee. So if you’d like to get involved in the society and shape the future of the Edinburgh Group we’d love to hear from you. 

Please drop an email to Jackie Grant [masked] if you’d like to volunteer or learn more, and as always, if you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. 

For more information, please look at our website.

Our monthly talks normally feature a speaker, a short coffee break followed by a Q&A session. The discussion often continues over a drink afterwards at the Kenilworth Bar in Rose Street. (The bar in the ROSL is open at the start of our meetings, but closed when we finish).

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  • Elaine H.

    Les's talk was really interesting. I think there's lots of the group who'd now like to go along to his class, when it's next up and running.

    March 4, 2014

    • Margaret

      Oh Elaine, that's so kind of you to think of me. Thank you so much. I will definitely investigate, especially as it's a free one. I hope you're having a good day. Margaret xxx

      March 5, 2014

    • Margaret

      Hello Elaine, that's me enrolled and it starts on 28 April. Feeling excited. Thank you so so much. I can't tell you how delighted I am. Love Margaret xxx

      March 5, 2014

  • Margaret

    Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

    March 4, 2014

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