Thursday, 18 July 2013

  Friday 9th of August Monthly talks


First floor Strattons Hotel 249 Castlereagh Street, 2000, Sydney

Dinner from 6.00pm with talks beginning at 7.00pm

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/121084592/
Call Morgan on 0451 035 088 or Steve on 0450 123 211 if you have any questions
We do request at a minimum a couple dollar donation to cover any other costs we incur, we are not for profit and 100% of funds will go to operating the group.
First talk;
Professor Peter Baume - From Judaism to Disbelief
Synopsis;
Professor Peter Baume is a former senator. One of his final acts as a senator was to cross the floor of parliament to vote in favour of a bill giving equal employment opportunity in some government-owned bodies. More recently Peter has been Professor of Community Medicine at the UNSW, chancellor of ANU. Since 2000, he has been an honorary research associate with the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW. He has also been Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission, Deputy Chair of the Australian National Council on AIDS and Foundation Chair of the Australian Sports Anti Doping Agency.
How a tsunami can affect belief.
Second talk;
Dr Stephen Mutch  - Political Secularism in Australia.
- Cults and religion
Synopsis;
Dr Stephen Mutch is a former member of both the NSW State and Federal parliaments. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University.
This talk will focus on the status and effectiveness of secularist forces in Australia. Time permitting Stephen will also discuss cults and religion from the perspective of policy frameworks for the regulation of religious and quasi-religious groups.
Please note that the dinner and talks will both be at the one venue, First Floor Strattons Hotel, 249 Castlereagh Street Sydney.
Dinner will be available from 6.00pm whilst the talks will begin at 7.00pm.
You will be able to eat before or during the talks. We will also have a 15 minute intermission. This venue affords us much in the way of social possibilities as well as the talks. Please note that catering will not be available after 8.30pm. Meals are available from $10.00.
Location: 249 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
The nearest station is Museum, whilst Town Hall Station is a 5 to 10 minute walk.


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