What we're about

A group for anyone interested in exploring Big Questions over a cup of coffee or a pint - rationally and passionately. This Meetup is an electronic noticeboard of the Cambridge Humanist Group. The CHG has been debating and socializing locally for many years.

The Cambridge Humanist Group is a welcoming and diverse community of atheists and secularists. We are committed to good company and a good life without religion. We stand up for the right of non-believers to be free from imposition by religious views and organisations.

We run Sunday coffee mornings at CB2 Bistro, hold a pub social at a central Cambridge venue on most 1st Thursdays of the month, hold discussions and various social events throughout the year.

All of the events posted on this Meetup site are open to non-members/ interested parties. Our Culture Club, Christmas Party and other events hosted by individual members at their homes are open to current fellow-members of the CHG only. A membership form is available from committee members at the Sunday coffee morning.

If you are non-religious and looking for interesting debates and like-minded people, why not come along?

'Try before You buy' - If you decide to join the CHG, your annual membership fee will help us rent venues for our talks and support our campaigns and events. For less than the cost of 2 cinema tickets a year you can make a valuable contribution to the cause of free thought and debate in Cambridge (concessions for the unwaged and standing orders).

Upcoming events (5+)

Discussion - Should the UK get rid of Trident?

Sir Isaac Newton pub

Does Trident act as deterrent to possible future enemies or is it just a waste of money? Jeremy Corbyn wants to get rid of it, but is this wise? Should we rely on the US to protect us in the event of war or nuclear blackmail?

Meet up for the Cappuccino Club

University Centre

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY CENTRE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Open to all interested parties. Meet like-minded people for a good chat over a casual drink (or nibble)... Our Sunday social morning has no fixed topic; new attendees and new questions are especially welcome. In order to keep this Meetup going, we appreciate help with covering our annual Meetup subscription cost (now well beyond £100). Casual visitors are invited to contribute £1 to meetings. Paid-up Members of the Cambridge Humanist Group attend all meetings, including the Cappuccino Club for free. If you would like to join the CHG as a full member, please speak to one of the current committee members.

No More Faith Schools

Panton Arms

From faith schools to coercive worship, and from confessional RE to faith based sex education, our school system is full of inappropriate religious influence, privilege and discrimination. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system. The National Secular Society's head of education, Alastair Lichten, will talk about the Society's No More Faith Schools campaign, along with their other education focussed campaigns. Alastair Lichten is the Society's head of education, joined the NSS in 2014 to work on a variety of their campaigns, before focusing on education. He currently coordinates the No More Faith Schools campaign.

Meet up for the Cappuccino Club

University Centre

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY CENTRE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Open to all interested parties. Meet like-minded people for a good chat over a casual drink (or nibble)... Our Sunday social morning has no fixed topic; new attendees and new questions are especially welcome. In order to keep this Meetup going, we appreciate help with covering our annual Meetup subscription cost (now well beyond £100). Casual visitors are invited to contribute £1 to meetings. Paid-up Members of the Cambridge Humanist Group attend all meetings, including the Cappuccino Club for free. If you would like to join the CHG as a full member, please speak to one of the current committee members.

Past events (546)

Meet up for the Cappuccino Club

University Centre

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