What we’re about
SELHuG is a group for humanists, and people interested in a non-religious world view, in south-east London.
Humanism is an everyday philosophy, a positive, practical approach to life which is open to every single person.
We hold monthly talks online (via zoom) with interesting speakers and where we can discuss philosophy and ethics, current affairs and social justice issues.
We meet in person regularly for social events and organise public meetings. We 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.
More details and a sign up to our newsletter can be found at http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/
Upcoming events (3)See all
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year ExhibitionNational Maritime Museum, London
Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual competition featuring the world’s greatest space photography. Photographers from across the globe compete to take home the prestigious title. Now it's your chance to see their spellbinding work. Over 100 photographs are on show in this special exhibition, displayed at their best on brilliant lightbox displays.
After viewing the exhibition, we will go for a drink and chat in the terrace cafe (which overlooks Greenwich park) afterwards.
By this date tickets are FREE!
- Star Trek and HumanismGreenwich West Community & Arts Centre, London
Please book your ticket via eventbrite - we are asking for donations; please consider at least £3. Space in the venue is limited so grab your ticket soon!!
Many humanists know that Gene Roddenberry, the creator and executive producer of Star Trek, was a humanist. He believed that human beings can solve problems through reason and co-operation; that there is no need to turn to superstition or religion for help; that human understanding and intelligence will help us to develop and progress; and that the universe is a natural wonder waiting to be explored and understood. This philosophy shines through the many adventures of Star Trek. Roddenberry did not think of Star Trek as just science fiction. He saw it mainly as a series about people, which is why it is so popular.
Andrew Copson, Humanist UK's chief executive, is a great Trekkie, and he will be sharing all of this at our meeting in March. Afterwards, we will then be going to a local pub, Richard the First, to continue chatting about this and also to celebrate one of the greatest Star Trek character's - Spock - as Leonard Nimoy's birthday is the following week.
It would be great if you could join us, whether you are a humanist, Trekkie, into Astronomy or just interested!
- Ethical DilemmasGreenwich West Community & Arts Centre, London
Every year we dedicate one of our meetings to exploring ethical dilemmas together. It provides interesting discussions and we find ourselves often having to carefully examine our thoughts and feelings about certain issues. Sometimes we deal with a subject very quickly and sometimes we explore an issue for a long time, but it is always good fun to chew over some ideas together.
This discussion is only as good as the initial dilemmas, so please bring along any that you think we can get our teeth stuck into.
Some of us will head to a local pub afterwards to continue discussions over drinks....everyone is welcome!
We ask for a donation of £3 to cover our costs - by card or cash on the evening. Thank you.