Events Calendar

2015 – 2016

Atheaholics Anonymous

Atheaholics Anonymous. 18th September, 6:00pm, Greenbank Lecture Theatre then the SU Source Bar. Come and meet everyone at AHSUCLan, whether yours is an Atheist Ale, Humanist Hops, Secular Spirits, Reasonable Rum or Coke everyone is welcome. We’ll be voting in some new committee members and outlining what’s happening this year, as well as most importantly helping you guys to realise your ideas – Join Facebook Event.

The Unbelievers

The Unbelievers with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss. 24th September, 6:00pm, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, UCLan, Preston. FREE – Join Facebook Event.


God and the Bible

CFI UK Conference – God, Religion, and the Bible, with Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Keith Ward, and Stephen Law. 19th September, 10:30am – 3:00pm, Conway Hall, London. Purchase own ticket and travel – Join Facebook Event.



Festival of the Spoken Nerd – Just For Graphs. 25th October at 8:00pm, The Lowry, Salford Quays. Purchase own ticket (£18), leaving from outside the SU – Join Facebook Event.


Richard Dawkins AHSUCLan

Richard Dawkins. 26th October at 8:00pm, The Lowry,  Salford Quays. Purchase own ticket (£16), Sean is driving, leaving from outside the SU at 6:00pm – Join Facebook Event.


Tehmina Kazi Image

Tehmina Kazi – Secular Muslims: The Importance of Building Inclusive Religious Spaces. 16th November, 6:00pm, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, UCLan. FREE for members, £3 for non-members to cover speaker’s travel cost. – Join Facebook Event.

Prof Chris French. Greenbank Lecture Theatre. TBC



AHS BOwling Social. January 15, at 9:00pm. Lakeside Bowling Preston. Taxi leaving from outside the library at 9:00pm.

Nottingham Uni AHS: Brains, Bats, Star Trek, and Psychopaths – The Neuropsychology of MoralityJanuary 26, at 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Nottingham University AHS. External, FREE. Own transport or jump in Glen’s hire car.

Conference: Apostasy, Sharia Law and Secularism. February 7, at 10:00am – 7:00pm. London. Contact the organisers to register your interest.

Darwin Day with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. February 12, at 6:00pm. Darwin Lecture Theatre, Preston. Book your FREE ticket now.

Sheffield Freethought Conference. February 21 – March 1, Mappin Hall, Sheffield. Speakers include: David Fitzgerald, Maryam Namazie, Andrew Copson, Lola Tinbu, Alice Fuller, and Alastair Lichten.

Dara O’Briain at The Guild Hall, March 3rd, at 8:00pm. The Guild Hall, Preston. Tickets £23, visit the Facebook group to join the group booking.

Terry Pratchett Tribute, March 19th, at 6:00pm. Darwin Building Lecture Theatre. Tickets FREE. Donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK welcome.

The BBC’s The Big Questions, May 3rd, at 0930. Pyramid and Parr Warrington.

Federation of Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist Student Societies Annual General Meeting, 17th – 19th July. University of Warrington. Keep an eye out for more information soon in the AHS Newsletter, and on the website.

BHA Annual ConferenceJune 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm – June 21, 2015 at 12:40 pmBristolThis is the conference all of you skeptics have been waiting for. Top-notch speakers, including Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Alice Roberts, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professor Tim Whitmarsh, and Natalie Haynes, and we will be announcing more soon. Entertainment and gala dinners, it’s got it all! Plenty of notice and tickets can be PRE-BOOKED.

UCLan AHS Society Cocktail Night. 25th April at 9:00pm.

Skeptics Week. 13th 20th April, various times and venues.

Guest Speaker: Sir Professor Tom Blundell. October, 2015. Time and venue to be confirmed.



An Evening of Science and Reason with Dr George McGavin, Dr Robert Asher, and Matt Dickinson. June 6th, 2014, 1700 – 2100. Darwin Lecture Theatre UCLan.

Atheaholics Anonymous. September 24, 2014. Student’s Union Opportunity Centre and Source Bar.

Singing Skeptics. October 2, 2014 at 8pm. Roper Hall.

International Conference: Religious Right, Secularism and Civil Rights. October 11, 2014 – October 13, 2014. London. Various costs, own transport, car pooling or bus hire if there’s enough of us.

Yolo Swaggins and The Lord of Da Bling. October 16, 2014 at 8pm. Roper Hall – Pub quiz and karaoke.

Blackout to the Future. October 19, 2014, 2pm. Roper Hall – Back to the Future Marathon.

Skeptics in the Pub MiddlesbroughNovember 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Middlesbrough. External. FREE. Jump in Glen’s hire car or own transport.

Science and Religion with Dr Andrew J Pyle. November 14, 2014 at doors open 1730, talk starts at 1800. Greenbank Lecture Theatre. FREE. “Since the late nineteenth century, the supposed “warfare” between science and religion has been a popular theme, drawing endorsements from Thomas Huxley down to Richard Dawkins. Opponents of the conflict thesis have tended to champion thesis of an essentially harmonious relation between the claims of science and those of religion. There is, of course, a third possibility, that of “separate spheres” or “non-overlapping magisteria”, as argued by Stephen Jay Gould in his Rocks of Ages. In this talk I address the question both from the point of view of a historian of science and from that of a philosopher, and re-assess the strength of the evidence for the three rival views, conflict, harmony, and separate spheres.”

LSESUAHS presents Leftie Cock Womble with Comedienne Kate Smurthwaite. November 17, 2014 at 6.30pm. George IV Pub 26-28 Portugal Street, WC2A 2HE London.

Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds – The Amazing Randi. November 27, 2014 at 5:00pm. Foster Building Lecture Theatre 2, UCLan. 

AHS Society Training Weekend. December 6, 2014 at 11am – 5pm. The University of Nottingham. FREE.

How to Become a Pseudoscientist with Prof Edzard Ernst December 8, 2014 at 6pm – 8pm. UCLan Greenbank Building. FREE. Edzard is a qualified physician, Chair in Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter, and founder/Editor-in-Chief of two medical journals (Perfusion and Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies), with 48 books and over 1000 articles in peer reviewed medical literature.


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