SELHuG is a group for humanists, and people interested in a non-religious world view, in south-east London.
We hold monthly meetings, often with a speaker, to discuss philosophy and ethics, current affairs and social justice issues. We organise public and social events, and support humanist campaigns and charities. SELHuG is also a hub for professional and volunteer practitioners in south-east London such as humanist celebrants, school volunteers and interfaith activists.
Monthly meetings first Thursday of every month in New Cross; monthly walk or brunch third Sunday of every month; other events throughout the year.
Lots of our members aren't on Meetup so the numbers on here aren't always very descriptive of the numbers attending a particular event!
The Crossness Pumping Station, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and opened in 1865, was built as the final section of the South London sewage system. Often described as ‘a cathedral of Victorian engineering’ it is a must-see destination for anyone interested in nineteenth-century industrial architecture or the history of London’s public health. Its purpose was to transfer the contents of the sewage system into the Thames Estuary on the ebb tide.
We shall visit on Sunday 2nd June, which is a Visitor Day when one of the original steam engines will be working. There is an entry charge of £8 per adult, and £2 for children aged 5 – 15. The interior can be quite cool so bring something warm & wear stout shoes.
How to get there: Access is easiest by car. Alternatively take the train to Abbey Wood station – there should be a shuttle bus service from the station to the site that day but check either their website or our June Newsletter for confirmation. Contact Tony Brewer [masked]) if in doubt
We are delighted to be joined by Jane Kinninmont, who will be discussing International conflicts and how to solve them.
Jane Kinninmont is a researcher and writer focusing on conflicts and ways to solve them. She specialises in Middle Eastern politics, economies and societies, and the impact of international policy approaches to the region. She is Head of Programmes at The Elders Foundation, a group of independent global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace and human rights