Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Welcome to Dorset Humanists. We 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.

'Science is King' - Prof. Peter Atkins

‘Science as King’ – a talk by Emeritus Professor and Vice-President of Humanists UK Peter Atkins.

In this talk, Peter Atkins will explore whether science can provide answers to all the great questions. That task involves deciding which great questions are real questions and which are merely projections of human angst. He will then consider the answers that science provides and is likely to provide to the real questions, arguing that it is the only reliable way forward and that its power is unbounded.

Transforming the FutuRE - a talk by Dave Francis

When: Wednesday 22nd May 7.30pm
Where: Green House Hotel, Grove Road, BH1 3AX

Transforming the FutuRE

A talk by Dave Francis who is Deputy Chair of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales and a RE Adviser. This presentation will focus on three projects of interest to humanists: the Commission on Religious Education, ‘Big Ideas’ for Religious Education, and ‘Solarity’ - a resource for out-of-school-hours religion and philosophy clubs. Dave will show why humanists should be interested in, and excited by, these projects and how things might be developed – with humanist involvement – in the future.

Erasmus Darwin and the Lunar Men - Talk

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
What: A talk by David Croman. This fully illustrated talk will start with the life of the extraordinary physician, innovative inventor, botanist, scientist, engineer, poet, evolutionist, and grandfather of Charles Darwin. Erasmus Darwin was a leading member of a group of key pioneers including Josiah Wedgwood and James Watt. They shared their ideas and informed and challenged each other at regular meetings of the Lunar Society. David Croman is a former Secretary of Dorset Humanists.
Where: Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, BH9 1TW

The Good Delusion: What’s The Closest We Can Get to Objective Ethics? A talk by Alex O'Connor


Saturday 13th April 2.00pm


Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Bournemouth BH9 1TB


In this brand new talk for Dorset Humanists, Alex J. O'Connor offers a means to ground ethics in a way that allows us to determine what people should and shouldn’t do as a matter of fact, whilst dispensing with terms like ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ The concept of good may be delusory, but ethics does not have to be.