Promoting a positive, caring outlook, for the one life we have

The Baha’i Faith

11/04/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Baha'i Faith
86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ

Our speaker will be Carol Spencer from the Baha’i Faith, she will be telling us about the faith, its traditions and practices and how her faith impacts on her life. As always we will have time for socialisation and discussion and you can ask Carol any questions you have. As always new faces are welcome, we will be making a charge of £1 to cover the cost of running the group and all profits will be going to our charity of the year.

 



AGM

21/03/2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AGM
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Our Annual General Meeting will begin by following the formal agenda sent to members via email. Trustees for NEH for the year 2019/20 will be elected. There will also be a vote by members present at the AGM to decide which charity should be the NEH charity of the year. Both members and guests are welcome at the AGM – however only members will be able to vote.

The formal agenda will be followed by a talk entitled  “What Can Evolution Teach Us About Humanism?” by Ed Gibney. Ed is a local writer and an NEH member who has published numerous fiction and non-fiction works relating to evolutionary philosophy. He will talk about how a worldview might be defined, what the humanist worldview looks like, and how a philosophical examination of evolution might inform that worldview.

Doors open at 6:30pm and proceedings start at 7pm



Freedom of Speech

07/03/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freedom of Speech
86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ

Angelos Sophocleus is Durham student who was President-elect of the UK Humanist Students Society. He was involved in a Twitter crowd-attack that ended in him resigning that position and also resulted in his summary removal from both the University of Durham Students Union Committee and the University of Durham Philosophical Society.  This was as a result of resending one Tweet on the subject of Trans-Activism.  Is this a symptom of current attitudes towards those who are less than extremely careful about the wording of posts on Social Media?  Is the gap between social media and real life getting smaller?  Are Twitter attacks an online version of a general attack on Freedom of Expression?  Angelos will speak about his views and his experiences in this topical  subject.

As always there will be plenty of time to socialise and ask questions. Light refreshments will be provided and we charge £1 to cover the cost of running the group all profits go to our Charity of the year currently Equal Arts.



Universal Basic Income

21/02/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Universal Basic Income
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Lee Irving from the Green Party will be outlining the case for a Universal Basic Income

We charge £1 for members of North East Humanists and £2 for non-members this covers the cost of refreshments.

 



Is Monogamy in our DNA?

14/02/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Is Monogamy in our DNA?
86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ

The Durham House Group meets at 86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ. Our next event is on the 14th
of February at 7pm where Ron Armstrong will talk on Is Monogamy in our DNA? Please come along and
find out more. As always there will be light refreshments and plenty of time to socialise and ask questions.
We charge £1 to cover the cost of running the group and any profits go to our charity of the year Equal Arts.
New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the group contact Susan Walker on 0191
3841432 or shushannah@talktalk.net



Buddhism World Religion or Secular Pathway

17/01/2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Buddhism World Religion or Secular Pathway
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Robert Bluck author of British Buddhism: Teachings, Practice and Development will be giving this months talk.

As always new faces are welcome, there will not only be the opportunity to learn some thing new but there will also be plenty of time to chat and socialise. Doors open at 6:30 the talk starts at 7pm, talk and formal question will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards. We charge £1 for NEH members £2 for non-members which covers the cost of light refreshments.



Permaculture

10/01/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Permaculture
86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ

The Durham House Group meets at 86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ. Our next event is on the 10th of
January 7pm where Wilf Richards from Abundant Earth will be talking about Permaculture. Permaculture is a system
of agriculture that at its core believes in caring for the environment, caring for people, and sharing resources equitably.
Please come along and find out more. As always there will be light refreshments and plenty of time to socialise and
ask questions. We charge £1 to cover the cost of running the group and any profits go to our charity of the year Equal
Arts. New faces are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the group contact Susan Walker on 0191
3841432 or shushannah@talktalk.net



New Year Social and Quiz

05/01/2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
New Year Social and Quiz
Sporting Lodge Inn, Middlesbrough TS17 9LW

This January we will be meeting up in Middlesbrough for a chance to meet new and old faces in the South of our Region we will be starting at 11am with a quiz followed by lunch at 12.30.Car sharing will be arranged if necessary. There will be no charge to take part in the quiz however members will be responsible for the cost of their lunch.

Please RSVP either in the box below or by contacting Rosemary Leslie on 01642 316510 or Terry Waites on 07712 847328



Invisisible Crimes

15/11/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Invisisible Crimes
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Tanya Wyatt. Prof of Criminology, Northumbria University. Topic: Invisible crimes. The talk will explore how the intersections of power, religion and crime make it possible for crimes to be made invisible through control of the legislative and enforcement process.

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start. There is a £1 charge which includes tea and coffee.
Everyone is welcome