Past Meetup

TALK AND DISCUSSION with Alom Shaha, author 'The Young Atheists Handbook.'

This Meetup is past

12 people went


An opportunity to listen and engage with the author of this acclaimed book. Alom was born in Bangladesh and brought up in a strict Muslim community in London where religion was not to be questioned. He is now a teacher, science writer and film maker. His book is a blend of memoir, philosophy and science. It is for anyone who wonders what they should believe and how they should live. It is for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs.

The British Humanist Association supports the campaign to ensure that every school in the country has a copy of the book – The book is stocked by a number of libraries in East London. These include Wanstead and Woodford Green in Redbridge, Walthamstow and Higham Hill in Waltham Forest and Manor Park in Newham. Please ask your library to make sure they have a copy. Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting from our bookstall which is supplied by Newham Books.

Entry to our meetings is free. However, everyone attending is asked to donate a minimum of £2 towards the cost of hiring the room. Light refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm. Our meetings are also an important opportunity to socialise and everyone is invited to the George pub after the meeting to continue the discussion. The pub is directly opposite Wanstead Tube.

Wanstead Library is a 2 minute walk from Wanstead Tube (central line). 1 minute from bus stops 66,101,308, W13,W14. Free adjacent car park. Disabled access.

We look forward to seeing you there!