19 September: Ludlow and Marches Humanists meeting on Religious Education

Making Sense of Religious Education: A Humanist Perspective. An exploration by Dr Mike Radford Ph.D.

Mike took his first degree in philosophy at the University of Sheffield and his Ph.D. in Education and Psychology with Leeds. His career in education included teaching in primary schools and universities, and publishing numerous articles in academic journals.

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 7.30pm, at The Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow SY8 1DZ. All welcome

Ludlow and Marches Humanists, 18 April: The crisis in Shropshire’s NHS

Gill George, Chair of the campaign to defend our local NHS, will talk about the issues and what can be done to combat the threat to our much valued and needed health services.

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7.30pm, at The Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow SY8 1DZ. All welcome. For more information call 01568 770282 or email: rocheforts@tiscali.co.uk.

Ludlow and Marches Humanist Group: Spring programme

ludlowquakers-ed-smFrom our neighbours, the Ludlow and Marches Humanist Group:

21 February – ‘Ludlow’s Workhouse’ – an exploration of its history and consequences, by John Nash.

21 March – ‘The South Shropshire Furniture scheme’, a unique local ‘social enterprise’ which recycles used items, especially furniture, and helps train locals in refurbishment/carpentry skills. This talk will be given by James Cooper.

18 April – ‘Defend our NHS campaign’ Gill George will be discussing this from the current Shropshire perspective.

16 May – Annual General Meeting. The usual formalities, plus an appropriate video and refreshments and cakes.

Meetings are 7:30 p.m. in the Friends’ Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow SY8 1DZ.

Ludlow and Marches Humanists: programme 2016-17

ludlowMeetings will continue to be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Friends’ Meeting House (St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow) on the third Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise indicated.

For more details, contact rocheforts [at] tiscali.co.uk

18 October – ‘Tales of Shropshire’ – a talk by local historian Keith Pybus on interesting local characters (Thomas Andrew Knight and Humfrey Conyngsby) and wider links to World history and science.

13 November – Remembrance Sunday. We shall again be presenting a small wreath at the Peace Memorial in Ludlow at 11 a.m. This will be in memory of all who have perished in conflicts during and since the First World War, no matter for which country, creed or religion.

15 November – ‘Religious Education – an update’ – A talk by Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the BHA. We’re very pleased to have Andrew come and talk to us, and will be extending an invitation to local Humanist Groups – hopefully, we should get a big turnout for this. Andrew should be updating us on the implications and reaction to recent moves announced by Teresa May to allow 100% religious selection at faith schools.
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WINTER – SPRING 2017

8 January – Winter Social – Plan is to meet for lunch in the Unicorn, Corve Street, Ludlow at 1:00 p.m. [Provisional]

21 February – ‘Ludlow’s Workhouse’ – an exploration of its history and consequences, by John Nash.

21 March – ‘History of Architecture from the religious to secular’ by Frank Ryding. [Provisional]

18 April – ‘Defend our NHS campaign’ Gill George will be discussing this from the current Shropshire perspective.

16 May – Annual General Meeting. The usual formalities, plus an appropriate video and refreshments & cakes.

Ludlow and Marches Humanist Group Programme

IMG2_0038 Ludlow editedThis is the programme of our neighbours, the Ludlow and Marches Humanist Group. Please note that the programme is subject to change, and SHG does not have any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Please contact rocheforts [at] tiscali.co.uk for details.

20 September – ‘A short course on Humanism, part 5’ – Jano Rochefort will be presenting the next section of this course, which is around the history of origins [Provisional].

18 October – ‘Tales of Shropshire’ – a talk by local historian Keith Pybus [Provisional].

13 November – Remembrance Sunday. We shall again be presenting a small wreath at the Peace Memorial in Ludlow at 11 a.m. This will be in memory of all who have perished in conflicts during and since the First World War, no matter for which country, creed or religion. Please feel free to join us.

15 November – ‘Religious Education – an update’ – A talk by Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the BHA. We’re very pleased to have Andrew come and talk to us, and will be extending an invitation to local Humanist Groups – hopefully, we should get a big turnout for this. [This event has been confirmed by Andrew]
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WINTER & SPRING 2017

8 January – Winter Social – Plan is to meet for lunch in the Unicorn, Corve Street, Ludlow at 12:30 p.m. [Provisional]

21 February – ‘Ludlow’s Workhouse’ – an exploration of its history and consequences, by John Nash. [Provisional]

21 March – ‘History of Architecture from the religious to secular’ by Frank Ryding. [Provisional]

18 April – Plans are for a talk by either a representative of the local Islamic community, or a Buddhist about their faiths, or a minister of the Church of England or Palmer’s Guild to discuss the future of churches (i.e. use of the buildings) or the Church (as in Anglicanism). [Provisional]

16 May – Annual General Meeting. The usual formalities, plus an appropriate video and refreshments & cakes.

Ludlow and Marches Group: Winter Social 17 January and talks programme

IMG2_0038 Ludlow editedOur neighbours in Ludlow have published their Winter/Spring programme.

17 January – Winter Social – 12 noon at The Queens, 113, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow (opposite the post office).

16 February“Conservationist, Wildlife Crime Investigator, Falconer” – talk by Chris Neal, of Chris Neal Falconry (formerly Hawkeye), who lives locally on the side of Clee Hill. Chris’s current expertise is in falconry, but he will be discussing cruelty to wildlife from his involvement in an undercover documentary film put together over several years for National Geographic, mainly filmed in India.

 15 March – ‘Population Concern’ – Steve Roberts-Mee of Population Matters, the UK charity associated with this serious issue. Concerns have been expressed at least since the time of Confucius (6th century BCE) on the negative effects of world overpopulation.

19 April – ‘A Brief History of Architecture – from the religious to the secular’ – A talk by Dr Frank Ryding, perhaps better known for his Red Cross work.

Talks are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Friends’ Meeting House (St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow ) on the third Tuesday of the month.

Ludlow and Marches Humanists: 17 Nov meeting, readings from the First World War

5183005_f496“IF I SHOULD DIE”: Voices of the First World War across Europe.

With readings given by Anne Davies, Tricia Steynor & Hugh Cullen

Tuesday 17 November 2015, 7.30pm, at The Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow SY8 1DZ.
All welcome

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