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Can Humanists also be Royalists?

18th May 2016 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Can Humanists also be Royalists?

Graham Smith has been CEO of Republic since 2005.  He originally joined the group in 1990 before moving to Australia where he was involved in community and charity work.  On his return he stood for election to local government and has graduated from Open University with a degree in International Studies.

Graham first got involved with Republic as a volunteer in 2003.  Since then he has transformed the campaign group, building a strong supporter base and raising the campaign’s media profile.  He has also played a leading role in establishing and nurturing the Alliance of European Republican Movements.


Graham’s talk:  Can humanists also be royalists?

The monarchy is a quasi-religious institution bound up closely with Britain’s state church, one that relies on mythology and mysticism to justify itself.  Graham will argue that monarchy and humanism are completely at odds with each other, that the values of humanism must surely preclude support for the monarchy.  Then again, the values of most moderate people in this country – whether humanist or not – are at odds with the self-serving and secretive institution that is the monarchy.

Doors and charity wine bar will open at 6.30pm.

Profit from the wine bar will be donated to Graham’s chosen charity: Bowel Cancer Research .

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