AHS National Convention NEXT WEEKEND
The AHS’s National Convention is less than two weeks away and we have a fantastic speaker and entertainment line up to inform and inspire!
Confirmed speakers include Martin Poulter, who will be instructing us on how to create your own cult, the Scientology way. We have Anne-Marie Waters, from the campaign group One Law for All, whose talk at Queen Mary’s was abandoned when death-threats were made by an aggressive protester. Esteemed academic and philosopher Richard Norman will be tackling a topic recently posed by Alain De Boton - do atheists need their own alternative to religion or are we able to get along just fine? We shall also be entertained by the tuneful BHA choir and comedy from podcaster Iszi Lawrence.
Additionally we’ll be hosting stalls from some of the UK’s leading free thinking groups including the BHA, New Humanist, Pod Delusion, Wikimedia, Ancestors Trail and more!
AHSCON2011 was held in the Conway Hall and we will be returning there this year
Though Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, we are inviting heathens from member societies to attend a day of workshops. It will be a great chance to meet enthusiastic people from from across the UK and Republic of Ireland and to exchange ideas and learn from each other. We will be holding workshops on:
- Running a Reason Week with society leaders who have successfully held reason weeks at their universities
- Accessing AHS Resources with the AHS Secretary and Head of Education, giving you hints and tips about all the marvellous guides, publicity and funding available from the AHS
- Debating and Public Speaking training to make you as smooth as a Cameron
- Running a Successful Fresher’s Week with Richy Thompson from the BHA to help you expand your membership
- How to become an AHS Officer: The AHS is run by students, for students. Do you have what it takes to run a organisation representing student atheists, humanists and secularists in the UK and Republic of Ireland?
- Press and Publicity with the Adrian Tippetts, NSS council member
This is one of the best training opportunities for society leaders to build their skills and make sure their societies are as awesome as they can be in the coming year.
Entrance to this event are a very reasonable £3 for students and £5 for the general public with plenty of tea and biscuits thrown in for extra value.
For full details and to buy tickets, click here.
Written by Jenny Bartle