Humanist Celebrant

hcLogoLast year we met our Chaplain at one of our events during Skeptics Week. He really enjoyed one of our talks, and following that we met up for coffee to see if we could sort out a Lancashire Secular Humanists Celebrant on campus. Good News! Don’t do god? Niether do we, but we still do student support and now we can provide that on campus, as well as any number of services you might never have thought of.

If you would like to meet the Humanist Celebrant on campus then please contact Andrew Clitherow at the Multifaith Centre.

If you would like a wedding celebrant, baby naming, or funeral conducting then please contact Glen Carrigan ( or look for your local celebrant here:

In a less official capacity if you don’t do ‘god’, but still need support, then AHSUCLan might be for you. Come along to one of our meetings or simply get in touch with a member if you’re going through a tough time at uni, and see what a little peer support can do. We have helped many people of faith and none, including ex-Christians and ex-Muslims, who now call our little AHSUCLan group home. We hope we can help.

Skeptics Week

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AHSUCLan are hosting Skeptics Week at The University of Central Lancashire! All day everyday we’ll be in the Students’ Union, raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK and raising awareness of our fantastic events. Come and find us!
Monday 13th: Glen Carrigan – Debating Workshop and Fishbowl Conversation, SU Atrium at 1800 – 2000.
Tuesday 14th: James Smith – Green Chemistry, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, 1830 – 2000.
Wednesday 15th: Emma Lowrie – The Psychological Benefits of Belief, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, 1830 – 2000.
Mel Barker – The Dangers of Homoeopathy, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, 1830 – 2000.
Thursday 16th: Rant Night and Singing Skeptics (Karaoke), Roper Hall, 2000 – Late.
Friday 17th: Chris Moos – “From Jesus & Mo to Charlie Hebdo: Being a secularist in the face of the religious far-Right and the pro-religious Left.” Greenbank Lecture Theatre, 1830 – 2000. FREE for AHS members and regional AHS/BHA/Skeptics groups, £3 for non-members.
Saturday 18th: Amal Farah – “How Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws are Used to Silence Dissent in Islam.” Greenbank Lecture Theatre, 1530 – 1630. FREE for AHS members and regional AHS/BHA/Skeptics groups, £3 for non-members.
Saturday 18th: CHARITY WAXING in Source Bar! Bring the pain to our committee members … for a good cause
Sunday 19th: Atheists in Foxholes – Airsoft, Meet at the Students’ Union, email or CLICK HERE for details.

AHS Society Training Weekend

Please join the AHS group if you’re coming along


The AHS is extremely proud to officially announce the societies training weekend! In Nottingham on Saturday 6th December we will be holding a day full of workshops, talks and discussions aimed at improving the skills of society representatives like yourselves, and giving you the chance to meet those involved in other societies face to face and socialise to your heart’s content!

Any AHS society committee member is eligible to attend, as are members of AHS societies with aspirations to join the committee in future years. Travel to the event is subsidised so this really is a fantastic opportunity both for you to learn more about how to run a successful society, and for a fun weekend away with other society representatives from all over the country!

Venue and timings:
The venue is the Portland Building, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD and the programme of events will run from 11 am until 5pm. The venue is within walking distance of Nottingham train station however there is also a £1 bus between the station and the centre of town.

As a correction to the information sent out in this week’s AHS newsletter, reasonable transport expenses in excess of £25 to and from Nottingham on the 6th December (public transport, off peak) can be refunded by the AHS through the travel grants scheme. In order to claim back your transport costs, before booking you should email Dan Newman, AHS Treasurer at to confirm your expenses are eligible. You will then be required to retain your travel receipts and fill in the attached form. You can either submit your travel receipts and form electronically to Dan, or both along with you on the day of the event.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer free accommodation in Nottingham over the weekend, however there will be fun activities arranged for the Saturday evening and those who wish to stay over on the Saturday night are encouraged to book a room at Nottingham Central Hotel (Travelodge) where AHS and BHA representatives will be staying. Those wishing to stay on the Friday night can book at the same hotel, or enquire with AHS Secretary Martin Smith at about the possibility of staying with members of UNASH.


AHS Societies Training

The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Student Societies.