Launch

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We’ve been holding parties across the UK to celebrate the launch of Young Humanists. If you’d like to meet like-minded people and find out how to get involved, join us at one of our upcoming events.

Upcoming events

More events are being organised. Check back soon and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about new events as they’re announced.

 

Want a party in your area? 

All of our launch events are organised by local volunteers. We’ll provide you with all the advice, materials and help with promotion you’ll need to have a cracking event, however big or small.  So if you’re up for organising one drop us a line.

Download our practical guide to organising a launch party (PDF)

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Past events

Central London: 27 March 2015

Our first event was held in London with over 100 people toasting our launch. Words of wisdom from BHA chief executive Andrew Copson were followed by comedy from the talented Gemma Arrowsmith. Then drinks (many, many drinks).

Photos from the event can be viewed here.

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Birmingham: 11 June 2015

Our second launch event was held in Birmingham and involved groups and societies from across the Midlands. Young Humanists met at Island Bar in the heart of Birmingham, and heard from local organiser Benjamin David (Warwickshire Humanists; Warwick University Atheists, Secularists and Humanists) and our coordinator Alice Fuller, and were entertained by comedian Karen Bayley and magician Damon Conlan. Mingling and drinks followed and a great time was had by all!

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Photos from the event can be viewed here

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Bristol: 19 June 2015

Our third launch party was held in the West Country and coincided with the of the BHA annual conference which ran across the weekend. Young humanists met in the bar of The Grand Hotel in the heart of Bristol, and heard from former Christian fundamentalist Jonny Scaramanga who shared his view of why build a sense of community is as important to non-religious people as it is to religious people. The party happened thanks to Caitlin Greenwood.

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Photos from the event can be viewed here

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Exeter: 14 November 2015

Coinciding with the University of Exeter Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society’s Regional Convention weekend, our evening at The Monkey Suit in Exeter featured entertainment from “science troubadour and pioneer of the Geekpop genre” Jonny Berliner and Exeter University Street Magic Society. Big thanks to Julian Webb, who made the party happen.

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Sheffield: 11 February 2016

We made our debut in Sheffield as part of a week-long programme of events exploring mental health, the human condition and Humanism.

We heard from the BHA’s Richy Thompson about the campaigns underway to achieve a secular state with no discrimination based on religion or belief, and were entertained interactive improv comedy from The Shrimps. Drinks and socialising followed until late.

Huge thanks to Martin Smith for organising the event.

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East London: 13 May 2016

We had so much fun at our first launch party last year, we went back to the capital for another get-together, this time in Spitalfields, East London. As well as drinks and great chats, this was a rare chance to hear from renowned writer and philosopher Professor A C Grayling in an intimate venue. Anthony treated us to some pearls of wisdom on the topic of ‘Advice I would give my younger self.’ We had a great turnout of about 80 people, and a lots of fun.

A big thank you goes to Adam Pike for organising the event.

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About us

Young Humanists is the 18-35s section of the British Humanist Association (BHA). The BHA is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. Whether you’ve just left education, working your way up the career ladder or raising a family (or all three!), Young Humanists is designed for you.

Find out more

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If you’d like to volunteer with us, drop us a line.

 

Credit: All artwork is by Kathleen van Geete. © Young Humanists 2015.

 

2 thoughts on “Launch

  1. Jonathan Greenhow

    Young Humanist revival!
    I remember a camping trip to Norfolk in 1969 (?) following a magazine ad. Been a member ever since!

    Just want to wish YOung Humanists well ( can’t go to launch)

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