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 Humanism Matters - with Andrew Copson, Chief Exec Humanists UK

We all want to lead a happy life. Traditionally, when in need of guidance, comfort or inspiration, many people turn to religion. But there has been another way to learn how to live well – the humanist way – and in today’s more secular world, it is more relevant than ever. In The Little Book of Humanism Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson share over two thousand years of humanist wisdom through an uplifting collection of stories, quotes and meditations on how to live an ethical and fulfilling life, grounded in reason and humanity. The book quotes everyone from ancient philosophers like Epicurus and Mencius, through to contemporary humanist sources of inspiration such as Frozen, The Good Place actor Kristen Bell, the novelists Zadie Smith and Margaret Atwood, and the playwright and poet Wole Soyinka. Andrew Copson will be sharing the thinking behind The Little Book of Humanism and talking of the importance of a humanist philosophy and ethics in today’s world. This event will be online using Zoom. Details published shortly. We ask for a £3 donation from non-members. This will be used to cover our costs and 50% of it will be a donation to Humanists UK to enable them to continue their work. You can donate here using credit/debit card http://bristol.humanist.org.uk/donations/.

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