Humanist Society Conference 2020

Tickets are now available for our 2020 conference which will be held on Friday 20th November at Strathclyde University’s Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, starting at 10:00am.

Please join us for the biggest Humanist Event in Scotland. We have fantastic speakers lined up, and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet up with other Humanist Society members and invited guests.

Ticket prices are inclusive of lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Members £39

Student Members* £19

Non-Members £49


Confirmed 2020 Speakers

Sean Lìonadh

We have also asked Sean Lìonadh to speak and to perform. He is a poet and filmmaker from Glasgow who explores contemporary issues through the alchemy of visuals and spoken word. His visual poem “A Time For Love” was released on BBC social in 2018 to create critical acclaim and went on to win a Royal Television Award and a John Byrne Award. 

Professor Robin Attfield

Professor Robin Attfield is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University He is a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy; a co-opted member of the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association; Chair of the Cardiff Branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and a member of the Unesco working party on environmental ethics. He is also the author of “Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction” from the Oxford University Press series.

John Muir Trust

Toby Clark manages the John Muir Trust’s main engagement initiative, the John Muir Award, in Scotland. Toby has been involved in engaging people with nature for over 20 years having previously worked for the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Toby will discuss the importance of using science to direct environmental protection work but also how the John Muir Trust uses art and creativity to engage the public in the importance of their work.


The conference will focus on environmental protection and Humanism and our aim is to design a conference that is zero waste with help from Ostrero, who will also present at the conference. Ostrero is a research and advocacy body that raises awareness of what the Circular Economy is and why it is vitally important to Scotland’s economic and environmental wellbeing. 

We’ll add to our speaker line up as invitees are confirmed – but we sold out last year, so if you like what you see, book now to avoid disappointment.

* Please note valid membership (and student ID in case of student ticket) of Humanist Society Scotland on day of conference required for discounted rate


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