Events > Groups and venues
In addition to our own meetings, some of our members like to attend meetings organised by other groups and venues in the local area, all of which help to create a lively and stimulating intellectual scene. Some of these are humanist groups, some are not.
Where it is practical to do so, their events are listed on our Events calendar page.Birmingham Café Scientifique | Birmingham Girl Geeks | Birmingham Salon | Birmingham Secular Fellowship | Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub | Café Ort | Leicester Secular Society | Lichfield, Walsall & South Staffordshire Humanist Group | Moseley Exchange | University of Birmingham Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society
Birmingham Café Scientifique
The Cafés Scientifique is a nation-wide network of non-academic venues hosting regular talks on scientific subjects. The Birmingham Café Scientifique is held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Jekyll and Hyde pub, 28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6JB, upstairs in the gin-parlour. Talks usually start at 7pm and go on until 9:30pm, with an invited speaker and plenty of time for questions, answers and discussion. The friendly and intimate atmosphere, combined with the excellent food and drink, help to provide a very enjoyable evening. Arrive early though, to ensure a seat, especially if you wish to eat. Keep up to date with what's happening on the Café's Facebook page.
Birmingham Girl Geeks
Birmingham Salon is "a public forum for debate where ideas are vigorously scrutinised and no topic is off limits". It is linked to the Institute of Ideas which grew out of the now disbanded Revolutionary Communist Party (UK, 1978) and to the online Spiked Magazine, to which some of its organisers contribute, and which grew out of its predecessor Living Marxism.
Birmingham Secular Fellowship
The Birmingham Secular Fellowship are "a community, built around humanness and compassion, who aim to uplift and inspire one another, to share their lives, building trust and encouraging joy on the way". They meet monthly on a Sunday morning.
Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub
Skeptics in the Pub is a nation-wide network of organisers which "exists to provide an opportunity for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism, critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest". We think that gives them a lot in common with us. The Birmingham Skeptics meet on the second Wednesday of each month at The Victoria pub, 48 John Bight Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN. Meetings are upstairs starting at 7.30 and it is advisable to arrive early to try to get a seat. Food can be ordered at the bar. You can find details on their website and their Facebook page.
Café Ort, located at 500-506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH, is an art and community café which offers a vegetarian menu and hosts a variety of "events, parties, exhibitions, skills-exchange, readings, discussions etc". You can find details on their website and their Facebook page.
Leicester Secular Society
Leicester Secular Society is "the leading organisation in Leicestershire advocating and campaigning for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination".They meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Leicester Secular Hall, which is at 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB. See their website and Facebook page for full details.
Lichfield, Walsall & South Staffordshire Humanist GroupLichfield, Walsall & South Staffordshire Humanist Group meet on the second Tuesday of each quarter (not monthly) at the Boatman's Rest, 20 High Street, Walsall Wood, Walsall WS9 9LP. See their website for full details.
Moseley Exchange is the home of Moseley Community Development Trust and is the location of most of our formal meetings, where we usually gather to hear talks from invited speakers. The address is 149 Alcester Road B13 8JP, which is behind the Post Office and next to The Dark Horse (formerly The Cross) public house in Moseley.
University of Birmingham Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society
The University of Birmingham Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (UB:ASH) won the Best Society Award at the AHS National
Convention 2012. They have always welcomed members of Birmingham Humanists at their events, which are usually held on the
University of Birmingham main campus in Edgbaston. Some of the meeting venues require smartcard access, so if you are planning to
attend, it is advisable to contact them beforehand to arrange for you to be let in once you arrive. See their
Facebook page for full details.
This page was up to date on 13/09/2014.