Whilst our 2018 conference is (only) just over 3 months away, there is just under 5 weeks left in which to book at the special rate of £199. After that the (still slightly subsidised) rate of £220 will apply.
I have temporarily made the Events Page our Home Page to highlight the Bristol event in October. I have just uploaded the September newsletter (pdf – see under ‘Articles’ above) and my apologies for the slight delay in doing so. David Parlett has made a very good job of producing an informative newsletter which many of you as NFN members will have received by email but I hope visitors to our site will enjoy reading it too.
I hope to be able to upload the application form for the 2018 conference soon – a little later than last year. (It is still in preparation with a few technical details to sort out).
I thought this article in the Times online of general Quaker interest about Quaker international peace work was worth drawing attention to. I believe the Times allows you to read one or two articles without signing up or – Nope. You have to register to read two articles a week for free.
A news item that may interest non-theist Friends from NFN Steering Group member Hugh Rock:
This year’s annual lecture of the Non religion and Secularity Research Network, (NSRN) is titled
‘Is Atheism a Religion’ – Friday December 2nd, 18.00-20.00
The lecture takes place conveniently round the corner from Friends’ House at the Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square WC1H OPY
The speakers are Dr Miquel Farias of Coventry University, Professor Christopher Frend, Goldsmiths College, Dr Jonathan Lanman, Queens University Belfast and Dr Lois Lee, Chair and co-founder of the NSRN.
The lecture is free to all comers but booking registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nsrn-annual-lecture-is-atheism-a-religion-registration-28392936036 (Opens in new window)
For those Friends interested but unable to attend, I will provide a short report on the lecture to be posted on the website. Hugh
(Some Friends might even be interested in the preceeding event at 4pm! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ssnb-roundtable-who-cares-about-unbelief-registration-29219178349 Trevor)