Wednesday 28 September 2016

 Mentalizing - Are humans rational?

It gives us great pleasure to present as our guest speaker this evening Margie Stuchbery who is a Senior Clinical Psychologist.
Margie's talk this evening will be: Mentalizing - Are humans rational? Mentalizing refers to the capacity to hold heart and mind in mind, both for the self and for others. It is a mental capacity that develops in the first years of life and onward and we all move in and out of it all the time. But deficits or interruptions to mentalizing capacity result in misunderstandings at best, and serious mental health issues at worst. It is not surprising that deficits in this fundamental social capacity underlie many of the difficulties that bring people in for psychotherapy.

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to:

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Dr Ben Goldacre

Sydney Atheists have two premium tickets for Dr Ben Goldacre which we are making available through a silent auction. They are premium tickets valued at $99.00 plus Ticketek processing fees. Please send your bids to The first to bid the full price will get these excellent tickets, otherwise they will go to the highest bidder

The event is at Enmore Theatre on Sunday the 25th of September at 6.30pm.

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Thursday 8 September 2016

Committee Announcement

Caroline Wykamp has retired from the position of Secretary for personal reasons. In her place, we have offered the position to Devesh Sharma who we welcome to the committee.

The Committee of Sydney Atheists now comprises:

President - Steve Marton
Vice President - Jessica Nissan
Secretary - Dev Sharma
Treasurer - Semih Ilhan
Assistant Secretary / Treasurer - Mohamed Farahat
Public Relations Officer - Thomas Kraemer
Public Officer - Michael Beecham
Technical Officer Timothy Graham