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Ernestine Rose and T.H. Huxley on Atheism

24th September 2017 · 11:00am - 12:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Ernestine Rose and T.H. Huxley on Atheism

Ernestine Rose gave an address on atheism in 1861 that should be remembered as a major milestone in the development of the movement.

How did this remarkable woman arrive at such a contemporary-sounding understanding of atheism a century and a half ago? How vulnerable is she to the standard criticisms of atheism? And what can we learn from her today?

Bill Cooke is a historian of atheism and humanism. Among his books are The Blasphemy Depot, the centennial history of the Rationalist Association, A Rebel to His Last Breath, a biography of Joseph McCabe, a Dictionary of Atheism, Skepticism and Humanism, and A Wealth of Insights: Humanist Thought Since the Enlightenment. He teaches philosophy and religious studies at Priestley College in Warrington.

Doors 10.30. Start 11.00

Entry £3, £2 concessions (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members, who are encouraged to book these tickets in advance via the Book Now button)

Event is subject to capacity, without exceptions. Space will be reserved for ticket holders.

Brockway Room (Ground floor, accessible. Induction loop audio).

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.

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