Think for yourself: Freethought from the Greeks to today

Sunday 18th February  7.15 for 7.30pm

Hop Blossom Pub, Long Garden Walk, Farnham GU9 7HX

Socrates was executed in 399 BCE because he questioned Athenian views about gods and morality.

Through examples including Socrates, Shelley, Bradlaugh and Rushdie, Emma Park will consider the importance of thinking for yourself, of learned uncertainty and liberating doubt, to the flourishing of the individual and wider society – and the place of the Freethinker in all this.

As well as being the Editor of the Freethinker ( established in 1881) Emma Park is also a freelance writer and former Classics teacher.

On the topic of thinking for yourself, Emma has just published an article for the latest New Humanist about humanism, the sciences and humanities in the context of the ‘culture wars’.

The talk and Q&A will be followed by a brief Farnham Humanists AGM.

Drinks are available at the Pub