Speakers: Maryam Namazie

  • Posted on: 4 July 2015
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Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger. She is Spokesperson of Fitnah - Movement for Women's Liberation, Equal Rights Now, One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television programme in Persian and English called Bread and Roses.
Maryam will be in a panel debate (with audience participation) on 'Skepticism Humanism and Religion'. The panel also includes Dr Stephen Law, Andrew Copson, Professor Adam Dinham and Rabbi Pete Tobias.

Speakers: Deborah Hyde

  • Posted on: 27 May 2015
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At various times in history people have sincerely believed in the existence of fairies, but the characteristics, behaviour, and even the appearance of the supernatural creatures were very changeable, reflecting the changing circumstances and environment of the humans who recounted the tales. So Deborah will ask: what can we learn about people from the fairies? Deborah Hyde is editor of the skeptic (skeptic.org.uk) and writes about belief in the malign macabre at www jourdemayne.com