Meetings and Events

Our meetings (unless otherwise stated) are held at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ. This is a central location, next to the Theatre Severn, with free parking in the evenings right outside in Frankwell car park. It is also about 10 minutes walk from the station.

Shropshire has the Darwin Festival in February. We do not have a meeting that month, and members of Shropshire Humanist Group attend events during that time (see the News pages for updates).

July (a weekend walk and lunch) and December (a meal) are socials.

Suggestions for topics or speakers are always welcome: please email us.

Programme updated 8 November 2017

Thursday 16 November: Jeremy Rodell, Dialogue Officer of the British Humanist Association

We’re currently living through what has been referred to as the biggest change in the religion and belief landscape in Britain since the Reformation, 500 years ago. But what’s really going on? What are the facts? And how can humanists respond? Jeremy will share the evidence – which is constantly being updated – and discuss the implications.

Sunday 10 December: Lunch at the Riverside Inn, Cound. 12.30 pm. Please inform us if you wish to come so that we can book the correct number of places.

Thursday 18 January 2018: Hot potato (open mike) session

Anyone can speak for 5 minutes (absolute maximum 10 minutes) on a topic of their own choice that is in some way related to humanism. It can be a personal account or an objective review. The idea is that you talk about something that interests you and then you interest us!  You can use PowerPoint if you wish, but that is not essential. Please email the chairman with the title of your planned talk to prevent duplication.

Sunday 11 February 2018: A group of SHG members will be attending the annual Darwin Lecture at the Theatre Severn. The talk this year is “I, the Geologist”: Charles Darwin’s first career by Professor Martin Rudwick, retired professor in the history of science, who lives in Bishop’s Castle.

February weekend, to be arranged: A social Snowdrop Walk in the woods at Cound.

Thursday 15 March: to be arranged

Thursday 19 April: A talk on Buddhism

Thursday 17 May: Teddy Prout of Humanists UK will talk on Faith to Faithless

Faith to Faithless is a nn-profit organisation associated with Humanists UK. It was started in mid-2015 by Imtiaz Shams and Aliyah Saleem to draw attention to the discrimination faced in particular by minority within minorities, and to give a platform to the faithless to come out in public and speak out against this discrimination.

Thursday 21 June: World Humanist Day

Our regular meeting this year coincides with World Humanist Day, and we are planning to recognise this in an appropriate way.

July social

Thursday 20 September

Thursday 18 October: AGM

Thursday 15 November

December social


Membership is £12 for the year. If you join part way through the year there is a discount. You may attend 3 meetings free but after that we request that you join.

Click here to download membership form as Word document or click here to download form as PDF file.

For more information please contact Helen Taylor at

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This calendar includes some meetings organised by others that might be of interest to local humanists. SHG is not responsible for these.

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