Melbourne meetings

  (03 October 15)
  by Greg Spearritt

Melbournites have a wealth of opportunities to reflect on religion, philosophy and meaning. David Miller sends information on meetings for the month of October…

 

AGNOSTICS GROUP  ~ For those wishing to discuss the pros and cons of Agnosticism ~

Sunday 4th October 2015, 2.30pm to 5pm.

Dr Vidura Jayaratne will introduce and lead a discussion on:

"Science: Was Religion its Progenitor? The implications for Religion and Atheism".

Free.  All are welcome.  Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided.

Venue: Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. Melways Map 2G D2

Convenor: David Miller - militant7agnostic@yahoo.com.au - Tel: 9467 2063

 

PHILOSOPHY FORUM  -  12.30 to 2pm  Sunday 4th October at the Unitarian Hall.

"Reductionism and Emergence".

Graeme Lindenmayer (eBook author, "Agnostic Perspectives") will introduce and lead the discussion.

Free. We are all invited.  Info: Philosophy Forum Convenor - lev@levlafayette.com

 

EXISTENTIALIST SOCIETY - www.existentialistmelbourne.org

Tuesday 6th October 2015, 8pm. Free public lecture at the Unitarian Hall.

"Just War Theory and the Principle of Proportionality: Two case studies: Israel and Vietnam".

Speaker: Catherine McDonald (Melbourne Philosopher). 

Existentialist Meetup at 7pm - http://www.meetup.com/Existentialist-Society/events/225058548/

 

ATHEIST SOCIETY - www.vic.TheAtheist.net

Tuesday 13th October 2015, 8pm. - Free public lecture at the Unitarian Hall.

"Feminism and Atheism: A Scientific Perspective".

Speaker: Royston Wilding (Melbourne Atheist)

Atheist Meetups - http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Atheists/events/

 

SEA OF FAITH NETWORK IN AUSTRALIA (SoFiA)

 - www.sof-in-australia.org/local-group-meetings.php?pageid=16

~ Promoting the open exploration of religion, spirituality and meaning ~

Public Lecture: Thursday 15th October 2015, 7.30pm. ALL viewpoints welcome.

"Platonic Zen: An experimental way to find God".

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Coleman (School of Spiritual Studies).

Carlton Library's Meeting Room, 667 Rathdowne Street (corner Newry Street) North Carlton.

 

VIC SKEPTICS - www.vicskeptics.wordpress.com/events

Skeptics Cafe: Monday 19th October 2015.  Drinks, meals, 6pm - Presentation, 8pm.

"More Scientists Behaving Badly".

Speaker: Dr David Vaux (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street, Carlton

 

CENTRAL VICTORIAN ATHEISTS AND FREETHINKERS GATHERING - www.meetup.com/CVAF_Gathering

Wednesday 21st October 2015.  Drinks, meals, chat: 6:30 pm - Presentation: 7:30 pm.

"The Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson

 - in conversation with Ian Robinson (CVAF)".

The Albion Hotel, 41 Mollison Street, Kyneton

 

HUMANIST SOCIETY OF VICTORIA (HSV) - http://vichumanist.org.au/public-lectures/

Monthly Public Lecture: Thursday 22nd October 2015, 8pm.

"The Artificial Intelligence Debate".

Speaker: Carl Mahoney (HSV)

Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Road.

 

SECULARISM IN THE MODERN WORLD - Conference - Saturday 31st October 2015.

9am to 4pm. at the Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne.

http://progressiveatheists.org/campaigns-projects/secularism/conference-2015/

 

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