What we’re about
We are an active group of humanists gathering at least once a month in Bristol.
Our regular meetings are on the first Monday of each month (though check website and Meet Up as occasionally it changes, due to bank holidays etc); we hold a talk/lecture/discussion forum on topics broadly related to humanism and now regularly hold get-to-know-you socials.
Please note that 'joining' on Meet Up is not the same as actually joining Bristol Humanists. You can become a member here https://www.bristolhumanists.com/membership
Our meetings are open to anyone, in the spirit of engagement and public debate. They are FREE if you are a member of Bristol Humanists, or we ask for a £3/£1 (low income rate) donation if not.
If you're not religious and would like to meet like minded people, if you are curious about what humanism is or simply if the theme of the activity of the event is appealing to you, please join us.
We also run the annual Bristol Darwin Day lecture in partnership with the Festival of Ideas. This happens on/near February 12th (Darwin's birthday). We now also run another annual lecture in the autumn, the Emma Martin Lecture, to celebrate Bristol's most amazing freethinker, humanist & women's rights campaigner.
Full details of all our activities and how to join are posted on our website http://bristolhumanists.com and Facebook pages https://en-gb.facebook.com/BristolHumanists/
Upcoming events (2)See all
- The Magic of Winter - magic with Callum Weaver; & social, festivities & fire!Folk House Cafe & Bar, Bristol£5.00
We again welcome Callum Weaver - humanist, close-up magician extraordinaire (and mental health coach) - to help us celebrate the season. https://www.callumweavermagic.com/
Those who came to our summer event, The Ego Trick, will know what an amazing magician Callum is. This time there will be:
- conjuring and magic
- madcap atheist carols
- short talk on the meaning of winter festivals and why humans and fire are so inextricably linked
- raffles (fundraising for victims of war in the middle east)
- drinking, eating and chatting
The event is ticketed on the door (no advance tickets). It is FREE to Bristol Humanist members, £5/£3(unwaged) to non members.
The bar will be open for alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and food.
PLEASE NOTE - food (not drinks) needs to be ordered several days in advance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0117 908 5035 ask for their menu and place your order
- Where Next for Humanism? - with Mike Flood, Milton Keynes HumanistsUnitarian Meeting Hall, Bristol
As a philosophy of life 'humanism' has been around for millenia, in Africa, the far east and in ancient Greece. It was first codified in Europe, in the C19th, and often called 'free-thinking'. It embraces secularism, atheism and a belief in just our one life. But where will it go next?
Mike Flood of Milton Keynes Humanists and the Future of Humanism group argues that is has lost its way in the era of global risks, such as climate change. So, he asks, Where Next for Humanism?