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Atheist academic Professor A C Grayling to give lecture on humanism
A CONTROVERSIAL philosopher will be in York next week to give a lecture on humanism to a Yorkshire society.
The well-known atheist academic Professor A C Grayling will deliver the annual North Yorkshire Humanist lecture on Monday.
An outspoken human rights campaigner, his most recent works include The God Argument and The Good Book – a Secular Alternative To The Bible.
Two years ago Prof Grayling became the first Master of the New College of Humanities private degree-awarding college in London.
He has also been a representative to the UN Human Rights Council and is a patron of campaign group Dignity In Dying.
His lecture to the North Yorkshire Humanist group is entitled The Roots And Fruits Of Humansim and Prof Grayling has recently claimed the Church of England should have no more influence in public life than the Women’s Institute.
He argued the Church’s influence should reflect the public support it enjoys, and with only about three per cent of the population of England currently attending the church regularly its “footprint” in public life was currently “out of all proportion”.
He said while the Church had every right to exist and have its voice heard, it should have no more rights than any other interest groups in society.
The lecture will be at 7.30pm in the De Grey Court lecture theatre of York St John’s University.
Tickets, priced £2.50, are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
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