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John Barrett – Obituary

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John Barrett (15 October 1936 – 19 January 2017) We regret to report the unexpected death of CHES member John Barrett, after some routine operations. His non-religious funeral was conducted on 20 February at Mortlake Crematorium. John was born in New Zealand but lived mainly in England. For 25 years…

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Obituary: Dr Peter Draper 1933–2016

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Dr Peter Draper died peacefully at home in the way he had planned. He was a founder member and early chair of the British Humanist Association – referred to on their website in their History section. He had been a member of the South Place Ethical Society for many years…

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Unveiling of Conway’s Bust

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Transcript of the speech given by Dr Jim Walsh, CEO, on 28 October 2016 at the unveiling ceremony of the 3D printed ‘bronze’ bust of Dr Moncure Conway: Colleagues, Trustees, Patrons, Friends – welcome to this unique moment in Conway Hall’s history. We are here to celebrate something that should…

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Conway’s Journey Round the World, 1883–84: Part 1

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In 1882 Robert J. Jeffray and Henry Gyles Turner invited Moncure Conway to lecture in Australia. I know only that Jeffray had been a gold miner, but Turner (1831–1920) was a prominent Melbourne citizen and a leading member of the Melbourne Unitarian Church. Moncure discussed the invitation with his wife…

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Obituary: Terry Mullins 1931–2016

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I am very sorry to report the sudden death of Terry Mullins on 11 October 2016 from necrotising fasciitis. He was 85 years old. There is to be a memorial meeting for Terry in our main Conway Hall on the morning of Sunday, 27 November 2016, when Terry’s many interests…

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Liz Lutgendorff reviews the first ISHASH conference

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ISHASH Liz Lutgendorff reviews the first ISHASH conference, which took place at Conway Hall over 4-5 June 2016.   In June this year, Conway Hall Ethical Society played host to the first conference for the International Society of Historians of Atheism, Secularism and Humanisms (ISHASH). The small society branched out…

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Obituary: Harold Hillman 1930 – 2016

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Denis Cobell officiated at the Humanist funeral at West Clandon Natural Burial Ground on 24 August of CHES member Harold Hillman. Harold died within a week of his 86th birthday on 5 August 2016. He had been a persistent campaigner throughout his life for causes to improve life for all…

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Humanism gets a Boost in the High Court

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In a judgment in the High Court on the 25th November, Justice Warby ruled that the Government had made an ‘error of law’ in leaving non-religious worldviews such as humanism out of the Religious Studies GCSE, amounting to ‘a breach of the duty to take care that information or knowledge…

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OBITUARIES – Don Liversedge, 1917-2015

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Don Liversedge, who has died at the age of 98, was born in Llanelli on 30 June 1917. Soon afterwards his family moved to Addiscombe (Surrey), and then to Bexhill-on-Sea. His father died when he was 14, and his mother opened a guest-house in Bexhill, which Don assisted in running….

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Stand up for free speech. Publish Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons

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Index on Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, freeDimensional, PEN America, FreeWord, Reporters Without Borders, English PEN and Conway Hall Ethical Society call on all those who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January…

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