Thursday, March 23 2017 at 7:00PM
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The Blue Moon
2 Norfolk Street
Andrew Copson (British Humanist Association)
What's the talk about?
Humanism comes in for a lot of criticism from a number of different angles. Some see it is an immoral approach to life, some as nihilistic. By examining a few of the most common objections to Humanism we learn more about them, to what extent they are fair, and how to counter them. We also learn more about Humanism.
Andrew Copson will talk about objections to Humanism and discuss the importance of being self critical, as well as some useful tips on how to counter any of the objections should you ever come up against them.
Andrew became Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association in January 2010 after five years coordinating the BHA’s education and public affairs work. His writing on humanist and secularist issues has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and New Statesman as well as in various journals and he has represented the BHA and Humanism extensively on television news on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, as well as on television programmes such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Sunday Morning Live and The Big Questions. He has also appeared on radio on programmes from Today, You and Yours, Sunday, The World Tonight, The World at One, The Last Word and Beyond Belief on the BBC, to local and national commercial radio stations.