Secular Sunday #79 – In Conference

Well, I’m back. Many thanks to Geoff Lillis for filling in last week while I was away. It’s slightly dispiriting to discover I can be so easily replaced but gratifying to know there’s someone who can do this for me should the need arise. If you want more of Geoff, check out his blog, follow him on Twitter or just lurk in the bushes outside his house.
Regular readers will be aware that the Empowering Women through Secularism conference took place this weekend. In fact many regular readers were there, as was I. I still am there, as it happens, and am typing this on a borrowed laptop in the bar of the O’Callaghan Alexander hotel.
Hence, it is a rather truncated version. I’ll make up for that next week with a full report of this week’s conference. For now, here’s the video of the opening speeches. Much of the rest will be online during the next week.
Till then I’ll leave you with a list of upcoming events.

– Derek Walsh, Editor


  • Saturday 6 July, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, GPO, O’Connell St., Dublin 1 (map)
    Brendan Maher and co. will be outside the GPO with a stall promoting atheism, secularism and humanism. Email Brendan if you want to help or for further information.
  • Sunday 7 July, 4:00 pm, Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St., Dublin 2 (map)
    Monthly meeting of the Humanist Association of Ireland. All are welcome.
  • Sunday 7 July, noon, Cork Humanists will host David Pollock, former President of the European Humanist Federation, as he gives a talk entitled Humanism and Human Rights.
  • Saturday, 27th of July, 18:30 – Skeptics in the Pub will be gathering in the Lord Edward for chats, pints, and the possibility of a plate of chips.
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