Upcoming Events

  • Why I am Not a Vegan
    Mon, 04 Jul
    Unitarian Meeting Hall
    04 Jul, 19:30
    Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8PE, UK
    Many now seem persuaded that the optimal diet on health, environmental and ethical grounds is vegan. Philosopher and 'ethicovore' Julian Baggini will argue that although we ought to change our diets radically, vegan or vegetarian options are not the most ethical, sustainable or healthy.
  • Bristol Humanists Family-friendly Walk and Pinic
    07 Aug, 12:00
    Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Rd, Bristol BS10 7QS, UK
    All members, friends, families & supporters are very welcome. You don't even have to talk about humanism - just come for a relaxing sociable time! Please let us know you are coming by emailing bristolhumanists@gmail.com.
  • Music and Speech in Social Bonding
    Mon, 05 Sept
    Zoom (link provided closer to the time)
    05 Sept, 19:30
    Zoom (link provided closer to the time)
    Language and music tend to be thought of as distinct domains of human life. One is necessary and purposeful, the other is on the whole a superfluous means of entertainment. Ian Cross, Emeritus Professor of Music and Science, will tell us why that view is misleading.
The Humanism Course
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 08 Sept
    Zoom - link provided by email
    08 Sept, 19:00 – 21:00
    Zoom - link provided by email
    Bristol Humanists are trialling a new course on Humanism. It will run for ten sessions each of which will have a short reading and the rest will be a discussion in a small group about the points raised. All are welcome, whether a religious believer or a sceptic.

Past Events

  • Why Evolution Made Us Laugh - Darwin Day lecture with Prof Jonathan Silvertown
    11 Feb, 18:30
    Now online
  • Midwinter Humanist Celebration & Social
    Mon, 06 Dec
    Redcatch Community Garden Canopy
    06 Dec 2021, 19:30
    Redcatch Community Garden Canopy, Redcatch Park, Redcatch Rd, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2RD, UK
    We would love you to join us for an in-person evening of secular seasonal socialising, with (slightly early) celebration of the solstice.
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (Happy Readers Book Club)
    29 Nov 2021, 19:30
    Location is TBD
  • Investigating Extreme Beliefs
    Mon, 01 Nov
    Saint Paul's
    01 Nov 2021, 19:30
    Saint Paul's, Brunswick Square, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8PE, UK
  • My Death, My Decision with Phil Cheatle
    Mon, 04 Oct
    04 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    When will assisted dying finally be legalized?
  • "What is Life" by Paul Nurse (Happy Readers Book Club)
    Mon, 27 Sept
    email g.m.glansdorp@gmail.com
    27 Sept 2021, 19:00 – 20:30
    email g.m.glansdorp@gmail.com
    Brian Cox describes "What is Life" as "A nearly perfect guide to the wonder and complexity of existence".
  • Should Humanists be Anti-religion? Don Cameron & Stacey Shepherd in conversation
    Mon, 06 Sept
    06 Sept 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    Stacey Shepherd and Don Cameron, two of our leading members, pick up the conversation about whether humanists should be pro or anti religion.
  • August Outdoor Social
    Mon, 02 Aug
    02 Aug 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    Knowle, Bristol Broadwalk Redcatch Park, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2RD, UK
    Join Bristol Humanists in a joyful return to real life! Everyone is welcome!! A chance to meet up with old friends and meet new ones.
  • A Journey to the Source of Consciousness - with Prof Mark Solms
    07 Jun 2021, 19:30 BST
    In this live talk direct from South Africa, neuro-psychologist Mark Solms will take us on his journey to the source of consciousness.
  • Happy Readers Book Club - The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans De Waal
    24 May 2021, 19:00 – 20:30 CEST
    We will be discussing the book over zoom on Monday 24th May at 7pm.
  • Rebel Without a Pause - an evening with Barry Duke, live.
    10 May 2021, 19:30 BST
    Join us for a special evening where Barry will discuss his lifetime of activism as a gay man and atheist.
  • Spring into Spring – a seasonal celebration…..food, light & sex!
    12 Apr 2021, 19:30 BST
    Bristol Humanists invite you to spring into Spring: sex, light & food!
  • Happy Readers Book Club: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
    Mon, 29 Mar
    George will email you the zoom link
    29 Mar 2021, 19:00 – 21:00
    George will email you the zoom link
    If you would like to join the book club, please email g.m.glansdorp@gmail.com
  • Women Leaving Islam with Maryam Namazie - human rights activist and atheist
    01 Mar 2021, 19:30 – 21:00
    Zoom link to follow
    Maryam Namazie is the Spokesperson of One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. Until recently, she hosted a weekly television programme broadcast in Iran in Persian and English called Bread and Roses.
  • Angela Saini: How Can We Be Wiser About Human Difference?
    Fri, 12 Feb
    12 Feb 2021, 18:00 – 19:00
    To mark this year’s Darwin Day, award-winning science journalist Angela Saini asks how we can build a scientific future that doesn’t resort to biological essentialism.


We are currently (April/May/June) conducting our meetings via zoom. When in-person events resume in July, we will meet the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE.