2012 All Ireland Humanist Summer School

TENTH ALL-IRELAND

HUMANIST SUMMER SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 2012

Booking Form & Programme available here!

CARLINGFORD

31th August-2nd September 2012

Humanism and the Arts

Speakers include:

ROY BROWN

Ex-President, IHEU

ANTHONY KENNEDY

Director, John Hewitt Society

PROFESSOR DAVID McCONNELL

School of Genetics and Microbiology, TCD

PAT WINSLOW

Poet and Humanist Celebrant

2012 Summer School Speakers

Organised jointly by the Humanist Association of Ireland and the Humanist Association of Northern Ireland

 

Programme

 

Friday

20:00 Informal evening gathering in Carlingford Arms (below)

 

Saturday

Registration, 9:15 – 10:00 am

10:00 Welcome: Ian DeBoys, Chair

10:10 Opening address: David McConnell:

Science, Liberalism and Humanism

10:30 PAT WINSLOW

Sowing Lightning: The Art of Survival

11:15 Q & A

11 30: Break/sale of books/CDs/DVDs etc

12:00 ROY BROWN

Not by Reason Alone

12:45 Q & A

Lunch in the village, 1 pm

 

14:30   DEBORAH LOGAN

So God created Man: Human Reason in Renaissance Art

15:15 Q & A

15:30 Workshops

(below) or Slieve Foy Ramble

Humanist Book Club (favourites): ANN JAMES

or: Drama: AIDEEN McDONALD

19:30 Dinner in Four Seasons Hotel (below)

Humanist Summer School Dinner Menu 2012

To Start Homemade Soup of the Day Served with Homemade Wheaten Bread Trio of Melon Chicken Caesar Salad

Main Course Roast Sirloin of Beef Oven Baked Salmon wrapped in Spinach & Parma Ham served with Tomato & Basil Sauce Pan-Fried Chicken with Mushroom & Smokey Bacon Sauce Oriental Stir-Fry served with Savoury Rice

(All Main Courses served with a Selection of Vegetables & Potatoes)

Desserts Homemade Pavlova Apple Pie & Custard

Tea/Coffee

Sunday

10:00   ANTHONY KENNEDY

The Importance of John Hewitt Today

11:00 Tea & Coffee

11:30 Panel Discussion on Humanism and the Arts

Close: 1:00 pm

 

Accommodation must be booked separately. Carlingford is a very popular spot for visitors and tourists. The best places to stay fill up quickly, so please make sure to book your accommodation as soon as possible! Here is a list with map at the following link:

http://www.carlingford.ie/index.php/accommodation

 

To attend the summer school please book by sending your contact information together with payment to any of the following HUMANIST ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

Ann James, Rose Cottage, Coach Rd, Balrothery,

Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Tel: 087 9817861

info@humanism.ie www.humanism.ie

Booking Form available here! HUMANIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN IRELAND

Brian McClinton, 25 Riverside Drive, Lisburn, BT27 4HE

Tel: 028 92677264 brianmcclinton@btinternet.com www.humanistni.org

Events must be paid for in advance.

Costs: Full weekend: €45 Saturday events only: €30 Sunday events only: €15

Concession rate for unwaged: half above rates.

Dinner on Saturday €30

Note: Coffee and Tea are provided during in the morning, but lunch is not included. Carlingford offers a number of venues that do lunches and attendees are free to join others at any one of these or make their own arrangements.

 

The Heritage Centre

According to Irish legend, the giant Finn McCool roamed the land around Carlingford, and on his last day he gathered a large piece of earth and threw it out to sea. He then lay to rest and ended his life as the mountain Slieve Foy, which rises behind the seaside town. The shape of his body can be seen in the shape of the mountain. And the earth he threw? Naturally, it became the Isle of Man.

Carlingford, a beautiful medieval town located 65 miles from Dublin and 55 miles from Belfast, nestles between Slieve Foy, Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains. It has more ancient buildings than any similar sized town in Ireland, and one of them – right at the foot of the mountain – is the Heritage Centre, above. This former place of worship is now a secular venue and therefore a perfect setting for a Humanist gathering.