Welcome to Dorset Humanists Archive (pre-2020)

This is the archived pre-2020 Dorset Humanists site. For the NEW Dorset Humanists website from January 2020 click here

Dorset Humanists are a local charity which exists to meet the diverse needs of people who identify as having 'no religion'. According to surveys, that's more than 50% of the UK population.

70 years an Atheist - Geoff Kirby

This is Dorset Humanists pre-2020 archived website. For our new website from 2020 click here. When? Wednesday 27th November 7.30pm

What? In 1951, Geoff Kirby had a ‘Road to Damascus’ experience – but in reverse – when he suddenly gave up all belief in gods. But the 1950s were no time for a pre-teenager to declare a disbelief in gods. He was once publicly reviled as the ‘sperm of the Devil’ and warned that he could be barred from many career options. In this talk, Geoff will explain why he became an atheist at such a young age, the problems this caused in the 1950s, and the basis for his confidence that science, not gods, can lead us to a good life as well as an understanding of our universe. Geoff has degrees in physics and environmental sciences and he is a member of West Dorset Humanists.

Where? Green House Hotel, Grove Road, BH1 3AX

Modern Money Theory

When? Saturday, November 9, 2019

What? Changing the debate about our economy requires a better understanding of how money really works and is essential to delivering high-quality universal services and a Green New Deal. Speakers Prue Plumridge is a co-director of the Gower Initiative of Modern Money Studies and Deborah Harrington is a co-Director of Public Matters, an independent research and information partnership.

Where? Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, BH9 1TB

Dorset Humanists choir

The Dorset Humanists choir will commence rehearsals for its midwinter concert on Tuesday 1st October 2019 and each Tuesday thereafter. 

The concert of nine Secular Lessons and Carols will take place on Thursday 12th December.

All members of Dorset Humanists are welcome to join the choir.  Please contact Mike Goodman on mdgoodman@hotmail.co.uk.

Meetup details.

Music: a Humanist Perspective by Teddy Prout

When? Wednesday 23rd October 7.30pm
Where? Green House Hotel, Grove Road, BH1 3AX

Our speaker Teddy Prout is a classically trained musician and he was the director of performing arts at a large academy in West London for many years. He is now the Director of Community Services at Humanists UK, but continues to write and perform music. Teddy will be exploring the concepts of music, how it works, and how humans use it to create meaning in our lives. The talk will explore the common themes that music from a variety of cultures covers, and if there is such a thing as 'humanist music'. Using well known, and not so well known, examples of music, it is hoped the talk will be as entertaining as it will be informative.

Teddy Prout
Going? https://www.meetup.com/Dorset-Humanists/events/264425933/