The Humanist Perspective on Campus

This blog is an affiliate of the Lancaster University Humanists Association, and provides a place for members to post their thoughts on current topical issues as well as features on humanism and related items.

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

final draft of email

Please could you forward this message to all students in your department.

Lancaster University Humanist Association

We are a group of Lancaster students from different years who wish to set up a humanist association, with intentions of the association being formally recognised by LUSU by this year. The society does not intend to be focused exclusively on secular humanism, but instead, seeks to involve students from any background – religious, atheist or otherwise - who have an interest in humanist thought. We would love to meet anyone who is interested in getting involved in the society at our first meeting in Furness Lecture theatre 3, at 7:00pm on Wednesday of week 8, December 1st, so we can see what direction other people feel the society should take.

Here are a couple of ideas for the society so far:

- We hope to provide an influential ethical perspective on campus without the need for religion.

- We hope to provide an area for people to engage in discussion over ethics and society.

- We hope to host engaging lectures on a variety of topics with guest speakers from both within and outside of the university.

- We hope to become an official affiliate of the British Humanist Association.

- We hope to engage religious societies in debates over topical and ethical issues.

- And of course, we hope to have a varied and inclusive social calendar, with events ranging from hosting ‘quiet nights in’ during freshers’ week, to helping to stage charity events on campus.

If you can’t make the first meeting in week 8, alternatively, message us at with your details so we can add you to the mailing list and let you know what’s going on.

Or alternatively, check out our blog, which we hope in time members will be willing to contribute to:

You can also follow us on twitter: @LancUniHumanist

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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