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New Meetup: Heroes of Humanism-A talk by Andrew Copson, Chief Executive BHA.

Derek L.
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London, GB
Announcing a new Meetup for London GALHA Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association!

What: Heroes of Humanism-A talk by Andrew Copson, Chief Executive BHA.
When: Friday, July 8, 2011 7:30 PM

Where: Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square WC1R 4LR WC1R 4RL
London
0207 242 8032

Friday July 8th 7,30pm.



Heroes of Humanism-a talk by Andrew Copson.

Humanists make their ethical decisions based on reason and empathy after assessing the facts of the situation and the probable consequences of their actions themselves; they never think "what would Jesus do?" or what Muhammed do?". When it comes to understanding the universe,humanists rely on free enquiry and reason rather than blind trust in authority. But does this mean there are no figures that humanists can look to for inspiration or in admiration?

"I need a hero," said Bonnie Tyler. Andrew Copson suggests some suitable candidates for humanist heroes for this talk.

About the Speaker:

Andrew became Chief Executive in January 2010 after five years coordinating the BHA's education and public affairs work. His writing on humanist and secularist issues has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and New Statesman as well as in various journals and he has represented the BHA and Humanism extensively on television news on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, as well as on television programmes such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics and The Big Questions. He has also appeared on radio on programmes from Today, Sunday, The World at One, The Last Word and Beyond Belief on the BBC, to local and national commercial radio stations.

Andrew graduated from the University of Oxford with a first in Ancient and Modern History and was a member of the winning team of the 2005 Young Educational Thinker of the Year Programme. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate of the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University. He came to the BHA in 2005 from the Citizenship Foundation, where he worked on political literacy projects. He was also until recently, Chair of GALHA.



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