What we're about

Dorset Humanists is a friendly community group for humanists, atheists, agnostics and all non-religious people who want to live a good life and make the world a better place.

We meet several times a month in Bournemouth and further afield for talks and lively debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, human rights, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also have regular monthly pub social evenings, walks, cycle rides, and arrange meals and other social events from time to time.

Entry to events is free to members and non-members alike unless otherwise stated (an optional donation of £1-£3 towards venue hire is appreciated).

Receive our free monthly pdf bulletin with all the latest news and events: http://dorset-humanists1.blogspot.co.uk/p/newsletters.html

Website (for News etc): http://www.DorsetHumanists.co.uk

Facebook Group (mostly for discussions): http://www.facebook.com/groups/dorsethumanists

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dorsethumanists (but rarely updated @ December 2018)

Dorset Humanists is a partner of Humanists UK and an associate of the National Secular Society.

If you like what we do, and share our aims and values, become a member of Dorset Humanists. This gives you a greater sense of belonging, discounts on special events and evening courses, demonstrates to politicians and the world at large that we have a solid support base, helps support our group financially, and enables you to vote on group matters. Annual Membership is great value at just £15, students/unwaged £5.

Join: http://dorset-humanists1.blogspot.co.uk/p/join-us.html .

Upcoming events (5+)

Holocaust Memorial Day

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

Please join us to support Bournemouth and Poole's annual Holocaust Memorial Day. David Warden will be lighting a candle on behalf of the LGBT community in recognition of the gay victims of the Nazis, Ronnie Barr, Young Humanists Ambassador for Dorset, is giving a reading, and Maggie Pepin will say the Pledge on behalf of Humanists UK. Henry Schachter OBE, who spoke to Dorset Humanists several years ago, will be telling his incredible story of how he survived the Holocaust. Free tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bournemouth-and-poole-holocaust-memorial-day-tickets-85634544227

Understanding Antisemitism

Sandford Heritage Hall

What is antisemitism and why are members of the Labour Party being accused of it? Antisemitism is an ancient form of discrimination against, and hostility towards, Jewish people which culminated in the horror of the Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime. Regrettably, antisemitism still exists today and it became one of the key battlegrounds of the 2019 election. Antisemitism in our day is bound up with opposition to actions and policies of the Israeli government and with sympathy towards the Palestinian people. The Labour Party claims on its website that “Anti-Zionism is not in itself anti-Semitic” whilst the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, has written that “Zionism is an integral part of Judaism”. Understanding this complicated and poisonous debate at the heart of British politics is the responsibility of everyone. ‘Out of the Box’, co-hosted by Dorset Humanists, is a dialogue group for people all of faiths and none which seeks to listen and understand rather than score points or win debates. We will approach this topic with our customary respect for facts and people of different faiths and worldviews. Everyone is welcome. Free entry - small donation of two or three pounds appreciated.

Dorset Humanists Social Night

Poole Hill Brewery

• What we'll do So this month's meetup is going to be different. In the Poole Hill Brewery (near the Triangle ,Bournemouth). Jenny the owner is letting us use the little cinema room downstairs so we can watch The Life of Brian over glass or two and raise a glass to Terry Jones. She normally charges but is letting us have it for free so if we can spend some money over the bar that would be great. Unlike the Moon in the Square our previous venue they don't do food so just be aware. • What to bring Just yourselves will do. • Important to know No fixed agenda. Just chat about whatever you want to.

Dorset Humanists’ Darwin Day at B'mouth Uni with special guest star Robin Ince

12.00 noon for lunch and 2.00 pm for speaker Robin Ince presents a new version of his tour show ‘Chaos of Delight’ about finding the joy in humanity, curiosity, and the universe during anxious times. The winner and co-star of the Rose D'Or and Sony Gold award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, and, most importantly, winner of Pointless Celebrities, presents an artist's manifesto of delight and curiosity. Robin mashes up the two cultures of art and science in this celebration of the human mind, from Bohemians to Black Holes and Dali to DNA – another of his stand up sort of lectures. Please join us for lunch before the show. Lunch & Talk Ticket (12.00pm start): £20 for members / £25 non-members / £10 students includes a welcoming glass of wine or soft drink, followed by a 2-course finger buffet lunch & coffee. Talk only Ticket (2.00 pm start): £5 includes coffee or tea on arrival. To book phone Lyn Glass on[masked] e: [masked]

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