Monday, 2 February 2009

Our Inaugural Meeting, Darwin Day

Hastings Humanists are invited to a gathering on Darwin Day, Thursday 12 February 2009, at the Notley Room, White Rock Hotel (next to the White Rock Theatre and opposite Hastings Pier) from 6pm to 9pm. The purpose being to set up a formal Hastings Humanists Group. The group will be independent, but will probably choose to be affiliated to the British Humanist Association. There will be a charge, probably £2 (depending on the attendance), to cover the costs such as publicity and rent of the venue.

The purpose of the group will be to provide a place where people of humanist views can meet and find mutual support, discuss the issues of the day from a humanist standpoint, and plan actions and projects to further humanist aims in Hastings and more widely in East Sussex. The plan is to hold regular meetings, at least monthly. If we attract sufficient members we will be able to invite well known speakers and afford a larger venue. For our first meeting we will discuss (from 7pm) the controversial proposition that "Evolution implies Atheism".


  1. Hello George,

    Unfortunately, I have another commitment that evening, but I've made myself a follower of the blog and would be interested in coming to future meetings.

    I hope that the evening goes well.

    (I'm a BHA accredited funeral celebrant and live in St Leonards, if that's of any interest).



  2. Lah Lah, you obviously should be a member of Hastings Humanists, sorry you can't make the first meeting. I see you are a writer. I've also joined Hastings Writers Group, which meets at the White Rock Hotel that week, on Monday 9th February. Perhaps we have already met there?

  3. George,

    I'm so sorry it's been a while since I've checked the blog (I've been busy with humanist funerals!)

    I'm not a member of Hastings Writers' Group (although I was about 15 years ago).

    I saw the mention in the local paper (good publicity, excellent work) and hope to be able to come to the March meeting.

  4. Lah Lah, Thanks. I see you have joined the Hastings Humanists group on Facebook. I'll probably be sending you a request to be a Friend, though perhaps we should meet first.

  5. Glad to know about this Darwin day meeting. Have not attended any corporate meeting from last few weeks but now have to attend a conference at one of meeting space San Francisco. Hope to get great information from there about my business.