Sunday 22nd September at
7:00 for 7:30pm
Daniel Hall, Long Garden Walk, Farnham, GU9 7HX
All are welcome!!
Do come along and join in
Charles Bradlaugh was a controversial radical activist and atheist. He founded and then for some thirty years headed the National Secular Society, the largest radical organisation in the country in the second half of the 19th century. Elected Liberal M.P. for Northampton in 1880, Bradlaugh battled the Liberal government for six years before he was finally allowed to take his seat, so great was the opposition to his atheism even among Liberals.
Yet there was far more to Bradlaugh. Famously he stood trial alongside the flamboyant Annie Besant for promoting birth control; while in parliament, he became known as the “Member for India” for his championship of the mega-colony. Hugely admired, Bradlaugh was also hugely hated yet his story has inspired generations of secularists and humanists and is well worth re-telling (with some additions).
Deborah Lavin, acted, performed stand up poetry, and wrote plays which seem to get performed more often in Tokyo than in London. She now writes and talks about radical 19th century figures
Tea & coffee included. Other drinks available from the Hop Blossom Pub close by. Optional donation £2 to help costs.