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

15 November: Andrew Copson talking to Ludlow and Marches Humanists on religious education. Car-sharing

On Tuesday 15 November, Andrew Copson, the Chief Executive of the BHA will be taling in Ludlow on ‘Religious Education – an update’. 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. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in the Friends’ Meeting House (St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow SY8 1DZ).

We hope he will have a big turnout, but we know that it can be tiresome and expensive travelling to Ludlow from Shrewsbury, Telford and points north. Therefore we are hoping to arrange car sharing. If anyone would like to offer, or if you need a lift, please contact us through admin@shropshire.humanist.org.uk and we’ll try to help.

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 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

15 September: Ludlow and Marches Humanists on the philosophy of Heraclitus

The Philosophy of Heraclitus: a talk by Mark Pitter.

‘No man steps into the same river twice…’ is just one of the many profound sayings of Heraclitus. Come and find out more about this pre-Socratic Greek philosopher.

Tuesday 15 September 2015, 7.30pm, at The Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow SY8 1DZ.

All welcome. For more information email: rocheforts [at] tiscali.co.uk.

Ludlow and Marches Humanists summer social, 21 June

Our neighbours the Ludlow and Marches Humanists are holding their  Summer Social on Sunday 21st June. They plan a walk from the Cliffe at Dinham car park (SY8 2JE) followed by lunch at the Cliffe.  Lunch has been booked for 12.30pm. If you are interested in joining in, please contact David Trotter.

The walk will be along the Teme and over Whitcliffe Common, with points of interest on the way. The less energetic will not have to make the climb up Whitcliffe. The walk will be lead by Juliet & David Trotter. Please bring suitable clothing and boots or stout shoes.

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