Our main meetings normally take place on the second Sunday of alternate months at The Pavilion, Residents’ Gardens, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1QU.
In November, January and March we meet at 2pm.
In May, July and September the meeting time is 7pm.
Discussion Group meetings (with a theme) currently take place in the private houses of members. For this reason we have been advised to confine these occasions to members only.
Social Events — walks, visits, theatre trips and so on — mostly take place on the second Sunday of the months when we don’t meet at the pavilion. In December we have a Yuletide party, and our annual Autumn theatre trip takes place at one of the theatres in the region.
Earlier this year we organised a lunch with a speaker to celebrate Darwin Day on 12 February, one which we hope to be an annual event.
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our main meetings or social events with no obligation to become a member. After a couple of such visits, should they wish to attend regularly, it is expected that people will pay our modest annual subscription, which currently stands at £10 per person. For security reasons we have been advised to confine attendance at discussion groups to members.
Our bi-monthly programme for 2017, normally with a visiting speaker, includes:
The psychological value of visual Art, AGM + Inequality, what can be done?, Highlights of my cycle ride in the Antipodes, Secularism in France, My life in paediatrics, What does in mean to be human?
Also bi-monthly discussion groups with a theme, includes:
No platform policy v free speech, How much should the greater good of the whole world influence government policy?, What does it mean to be a humanist?, Equal opportunities for all: is it in the country's best interest?, Should the 'age of consent' be lowered or raised?, Should we be prepared to compromise our privacy in the interests of national and international security?
Social events include:
Darwin Day lunch; Theatre trip; pub meetings and a walk jointly with other humanist groups, Yuletide Party.
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