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.

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).

Full details of all our activities and how to join are posted on our website http://bristol.humanist.org.uk/ and Facebook pages https://en-gb.facebook.com/BristolHumanists/

Upcoming events (1)

Why I Am Not a Vegan - Julian Baggini, humanist philosopher, writer, broadcaster

Many now seem persuaded that the optimal diet on health, environmental and ethical grounds is vegan, even if only a small minority have actually given up all animal proteins. Philosopher and 'ethicovore' Julian Baggini will argue that although we ought to change our diets radically, vegan or vegetarian options are not the most ethical, sustainable or healthy. This is not a reassuring conclusion, however, since he also argues that the typical western omnivore falls even shorter on all three grounds. He will outline what truly ethical omnivery requires and why.

Julian Baggini is a philosopher, writer, consultant and a member of the Food Ethics Council. He is also a patron of Humanists UK. And of course he is Bristol's very own 'public philosopher'!

He is the author, co-author and/or editor of over 20 books, most recently “The great guide: what David Hume can teach us about being human and living well” (2021). His writing can also be found in publications such as The Times, The Guardian, Financial Times and the New Statesman. Dr Baggini is also Academic Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy (UK) and hosts the podcasts, “Thinking hard and slow” and “Microphilosophy”.

If you would like to buy a signed copy of one of Julian’s books, contact [masked] before the event and let us know which book you would like. (All are available except for “How the World thinks”.)

Our events are FREE, but we ask non-members to make a £3/£1 voluntary contribution to cover our costs. If you wish to join you can do so here https://www.bristolhumanists.com/membership

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