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March for Science in Melbourne, Australia, on 22nd April, 2017, on the steps of the State Library in Swanston StreetWelcome to the Humanist Society of Victoria events portal. In our effort to help create a better society, Humanists get actively engaged in social and political action. We liaise and work co-operatively with many kindred organizations. In this section, you can find upcoming events on a range of issues directly and indirectly related to the humanist cause.

The Humanist Society of Victoria also conducts monthly public lectures on a variety of topics and monthly member discussion meetings. The discussions start at 11:00 am on the second Sunday of each month and are held in Hawthorn East, Victoria.

For an introduction, contact Stephen Stuart on (03) 9857 8318 or at victorianhumanist@gmail.com

Free Will and Determinism: Can They Live Together

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Photo of Leslie AllanCentral Victorian Atheists and Freethinkers
Vic Bar and Bistro, 67 High Street, Woodend, Victoria Find on Google Maps
HSV committee member and Rational Realm author, Leslie Allan, studied philosophy and history at University throughout the 1980s. Back then, he subscribed to a view called ‘hard determinism’. One tenet of that view is that human beings never exercise ‘free will’. At the time, he believed that is what a scientific understanding of the universe and our place in it leads a rational person to believe. As he progressed beyond first year studies, he got to appreciate that the hard questions in philosophy are hard for a reason. He came to appreciate nuances in the debate that had escaped him in his novice years. He now spends a fair amount of time engaging with fellow naturalists, humanists and atheists. Seeing many of them fall into the same traps that he did as a novice prompts him to write and give talks challenging the idea that we are devoid of free will. Read Event Details …

Law and Religious Freedom

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Panel discussion and celebration of the release of Associate Professor Luke Beck’s new book, Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution: Origins and Future. Panel participants include the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP and the Hon Ron Merkel QC, Victorian Bar. Read Event Details …

IHEU General Assembly and Conference 2018

Friday 3 August to Sunday 5 August 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
The weekend will include the General Assembly of IHEU youth section, IHEYO, and a conference hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand. Read Event Details …

Atheist Society Lecture: Living the Secular Life

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 8:00 pm

Unitarian Church Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne (Melways: 2G, D2)
Lecture delivered by Dr Joe Sampson Read Event Details …