Introduction to Humanism Part 2

Here is the final installment of the short 2-part video series produced by Humanists UK. Speakers discuss the role of Humanism in public debate and the importance of secularism in creating a fairer society for all.

Includes interviews with Richard Dawkins, A C Grayling, Tim Minchin, Andrew Copson, Polly Toynbee, Rumi Hassan, Philip Pullman, and Zoe Margolis.

Reflections in old age

An article by Tony Akkermans

November 2020

Last month I turned 80. Other milestones have made an impact before but this one was different. When hitting the 60 or 70 count it is possible to pretend that you are still in late middle age but the 80 mark puts a stop to all that. Now the hard fact is staring you in the face; you are old. And with the sobriquet ‘old’, thoughts inevitably turn to the dark at the end of the tunnel. My son wrote an amusing poem for the occasion, highlighting aspects of my life but it also contained the line: “So eight decades down and still ticking but enduring ever more humour about bucket kicking”.

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