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  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #90 - May 27, 2012, 12:51 PM

    Go to the other thread:

    "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all
            Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

    - John Keats
  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #91 - May 27, 2012, 12:52 PM

    LoL @ him calling himself 'Andalusia' - wet dreams of the pax Islamica - Islamic Imperium in Europe

    "we can smell traitors and country haters"

    God is Love.
    Love is Blind. Stevie Wonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God.

  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #92 - August 11, 2012, 01:38 PM

    Alom Shaha in Edinburgh as part of 'Skeptics on the Fringe'.

    SotF: Alom Shaha – Science vs Religion in the Classroom
    Date(s) - Tuesday, 21 August 2012
    8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location - Banshee Labyrinth

    Event is free.

    How can children brought up in religious families reconcile the different ‘truths’ they are told about the world? And to what extent should we discuss these issues in schools: what exactly should science teachers say when asked about the ‘truth’ of science by religious students?

    In this talk, Alom Shaha will describe his personal experiences growing up in a Bangladeshi Muslim community in London, what role his science education played in his journey towards atheism and how, as a Physics teacher, he responds to the apparent conflict between science and religion in the classroom.

    Alom Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. A teacher, science writer, and filmmaker, he has spent most of his professional life sharing his passion for science and education with the public. Alom has produced, directed, and appeared in a number of television programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) and the Nuffield Foundation. Alom has represented his community as an elected politician, and has volunteered at a range of charitable organisations. He teaches at a comprehensive school in London, writes for a number of print and online publications and is the author of The Young Atheist’s Handbook.

    For more information see his website:

    I'll be there btw Smiley

  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #93 - August 12, 2012, 10:57 PM

    ^so jealous.. i wish i could go!
  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #94 - August 12, 2012, 11:59 PM

    ^ ditto

    In my opinion a life without curiosity is not a life worth living
  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #95 - August 16, 2012, 03:43 AM

    for those of us who are bound to the canadian borders there's always ; Toronto Skeptics in the Pub

    Friday at 7:00pm at Location: Fox & Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St. E., 3rd floor (across from Wellesley station).!/events/335208286565980/

     sad i probably won't be able to make that one either..
  • Re: Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #96 - August 16, 2012, 10:19 AM

    UK gets all the fun! ..  Cry
    he's going on tour around the UK.. Alom Shaha

    Lots of lovely people have asked me to give talks about the book so I will be travelling round the UK hoping to meet readers over the next few months. The list below provides details of the events I'll be speaking at:

    31st July Cheltenham Skeptics in the Pub (SitP)
    9th August Book Barge, Barton Marina, Staffordshire
    16th August Reading SitP

    18th August London, Housman's Bookshop
    21st August Edinburgh SitP
    25th August Talk for the "Ancestors' Trail" in Somerset
    27th August Greenbelt Festival
    28th August Cambridge SitP
    30th August Hampshire SitP
    5th September Oxford Sitp
    11th Sept London SitP

    12th Sept Guildford SitP
    17th Sept Sheffield SitP
    18th Sept Leicester SitP
    24th September Sheffield SitP
    4th October Bradford Atheist and Humanist Society (University of Bradford)
    11th October Leicester Secular Society
    17th October Bedford SitP
    25th October University College London Union Atheist and Humanist Society
    29th Oct Hackney SitP
    8th November Greater Manchester Skeptics

  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #97 - December 23, 2012, 07:41 AM

    Canadians !!

    Any of you getting dragged to this madness called RIS (Reviving the Islamic Spirit) ?
    Have any of you gone to this event ? 25,000 people are showing up this year.

    Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. - Voltaire
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #98 - October 02, 2013, 07:27 AM

    Interesting events in October! Shame they are all in London :(

    15 October 2013, Niqab: human right, security concern or symbol of oppression? LSE
    Maryam Namazie will be speaking at a debate on the niqab (face veil): human right, security concern or symbol of oppression? on Tuesday 15 October 2013.
    Chetan Bhatt, Director of the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights, will chair the debate.
    It starts at 6.30pm in CLM 4.02 Clement House at 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF. Registration at door.

    16 October 2013, Equal & Free? Sharia Law & Other Failures Concerning UK Women & Children, London
    Anne Marie Waters will be speaking with Baroness Caroline Cox on multiculturalism, sharia law and the rights of women and children in the UK.
    Door at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m. Conway Hall, Brockway Room, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, London
    Register here

    24 October 2013, Women’s Movements, House of Lords, London
    Maryam Namazie will speak on a panel entitled ‘Women’s Movements Changing Women Changing the World’ at a House of Lord Seminar organised by Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom & Equality (WWAFE).
    Place: Committee Room 1, 6.00pm to 8.00pm House of Lords. [We will begin promptly, so arrival at 5.30pm will ensure you gain a seat.]

  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #99 - October 09, 2014, 02:46 PM
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #100 - November 13, 2014, 12:11 AM

    Tommy Holland speaking in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets this Saturday
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #101 - November 13, 2014, 12:30 AM

    Good luck to him! Go Tom!
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #102 - November 19, 2014, 11:58 AM

    Does my Google Hangout with a guy named AllTruthRevealed (regular at Hyde Park) on the 28th of November at 9pm UK count as something worth mentioning? We will be discussing "Is the Quran man made?"

    I don't come here any more due to unfair moderation.
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #103 - February 28, 2015, 01:05 PM

    Maryam Namazie, as part of One Law for All, will be visiting the North East Humanists in Newcastle on 19 March to talk about Charlie Hebdo, secularism and the culture of offence.…/maryam-namazie-new…/

    Please share with anyone who might be interested in attending!  Smiley

  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #104 - March 02, 2015, 08:06 PM

    Quote from: UCLU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society
    Muhammed and the Mythmakers

    UCLU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist society will be hosting this talk by Ian D. Morris, research fellow in early Islamic history at the Spanish National Research Council.

     That Muhammad existed is almost certain, but most details of his life are contested, and bound up in the mythopoeia of a newly emerging civilisation. His life is the product of hundreds of years of sectarian and theological wrangling. An entirely new discipline of scientific history emerges in the Middle Ages in order to collate, rationalise and authorise his biographies and sayings. It wasn't imposed from above; there was no conspiracy. Today people use words he never said, in a context that never existed, to legitimise behaviour he could have never understood. Ian Morris will argue that this is the most spectacular and complete case of myth-making in history.

    12th March

    Ian Morris on the Jinn and Tonic show:
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #105 - March 02, 2015, 08:18 PM

    That sounds really interesting! Getting to the crux of the issue!
  • Upcoming events, debates, speeches
     Reply #106 - March 07, 2015, 07:53 PM

    Event page for Ian Morrris talk next Thursday
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