Events

Ross Greer with the Scottish Secular Society

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Ross Greer with the Scottish Secular Society

We are happy to announce that Ross Greer has confirmed to be our guest and speaker for our August 2nd meeting. Sworn in as an MSP for the West of Scotland in 2016, Ross has been a tenacious activist since joining the Green Party at 15 years old.    He has continuing deep roots with the youth wing of his party and was pivotal in getting young people politically aware and engaged and, of particular self-proclaimed interest: how to organise. Ross also bucks the trend of youth engagement with Christianity and is open about how his faith informs his politics and inspires his activism to reach for...

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2018 AGM

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2018 AGM

It is time for the 2018 SSS Annual General Meeting!

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7 June | Charlie Lynch – Adam Smith: Representing the Kirk on Screen in the early 1970s

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7 June | Charlie Lynch – Adam Smith: Representing the Kirk on Screen in the early 1970s

Our Secretary Charlie Lynch will be joining us to discuss his paper on the 1970s Television series, Adam Smith.  Adam Smith was co-written by the left-wing playwright Trevor Griffiths and starred Scottish character actor, Andrew Keir, and was produced with the assistance of the Church of Scotland.  It depicted the life and struggles of a parish minister in a fictional village in the Scottish Borders. Charlie will discuss how the series can be analysed as a depiction of the Kirk and Scottish society in an age of rapid social and cultural changes. Charlie will pay particular attention to the...

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5 April | Mhairi Black, MP: The Future of Scottish Politics

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5 April | Mhairi Black, MP: The Future of Scottish Politics

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR: THURSDAY 5 APRIL, 2018. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

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Religion and the Highlands and Islands Film Guild 1946-71

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Religion and the Highlands and Islands Film Guild 1946-71

Dr Ian Good and Dr Ealasaid Munro present some of the key findings of their AHRC funded research into the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-1971)   Dr Ian Good and Dr Ealasaid Munro present some of the key findings of their AHRC funded research into the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-1971). This was a travelling cinema funded by local government which sought to bring ‘secular entertainment’ to some of Scotland’s most geographically isolated and pious communities. How did churches respond to the arrival of cinema in rural areas? And how do people express their memories of the...

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Andrew Copson- Secularism: politics, religion, and freedom

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Andrew Copson- Secularism: politics, religion, and freedom

Chief Executive of Humanists UK and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Andrew Copson, will be joining us on the 1st of February to discuss his book “Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom.   Secularism is an increasingly hot topic in public, political, and religious debate across the globe. It is embodied in the conflict between secular republics – from the US to India – and the challenges they face from resurgent religious identity politics; in the challenges faced by religious states like those of the Arab world from insurgent secularists; and in...

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Winter Holiday Party For All!

Posted by on 11 November, 2017 | 0 comments

Winter Holiday Party For All!

It’s time for our annual mid-winter celebrations!
Thursday, 7 December

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Happy and Humble Humanism

Posted by on 10 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Happy and Humble Humanism

Humanist chaplain, Mandy Evans Ewing joins us to discuss the place of humanism and humanity.

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The Common Good in a Secular World

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

The Common Good in a Secular World

Journalist and public intellectual, Robin MacAlpine, asks how we can develop a collective identity and values in an age of religious and economic crisis.

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Scotland in the New Age of Disruption- Gerry Hassan

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Scotland in the New Age of Disruption- Gerry Hassan

Our September speaker is the brilliant author,Dr. Gerry Hassan.

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