Atheist Society

Lecture Programme
From November 2023, lectures have changed from second Tuesday to second Thursday.
Second Thursday of the month at 8 pm. Unitarian Church Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. (Opposite the old Mercy Hospital). Melways Map 2G, D2. Admission free, no prior booking necessary, all welcome. The talk usually goes for 45-60 minutes. A question-to-the-speaker period follows the lecture.

As before the pandemic lockdowns, this is an in-person event, but we also will sometimes have speakers via zoom, and will host the event on zoom.
Zoom Meeting ID: 831 5268 6705 - Passcode: 815146 (from 12 Sept 2023 to 12 March 2024)
The speaker will be in attendance at the venue unless otherwise specified.

14 Feb Robert Bender (Humanist)
Darwin's Theory of Coral Reef Formation
14 Mar Michael Sherlock (Atheist Author)
The Existential Threat Facing Atheists In Kenya Society and the Religious Fundamentalism of African Abrahamism
11 Apr Adam Ford (Futurologist)
The implications of strong AI
09 May Babu Gogineni (Former International Director, International Humanist and Ethical Union, now Humanists International)
The Materialist Tradition of India: Past, Present and Future
13 Jun Ian Bryce (Secular Party, Humanists, Skeptics)
Ribbon protests at Pell's funeral, and other activist campaigns
11 Jul Paul George (Atheist Author) (via zoom)
A New Thesis on Christian Origins Video link
08 Aug Various contributors
Secular Rescue: Saving Atheists from Persecution
12 Sep Leslie Allan (
Atheism and Universal Human Rights
10 Oct Harris Sultan (Ex-Muslim atheist, author and activist)
Has the West moved on from religions?
09 Nov John Perkins (Secular Party)
How the 5th Century Wars over the Nature of Jesus established Christian Doctrine
14 Dec Dr Joe Sampson (Humanist)
“Surveys on Religion and Spirituality”

For those who are happy to accept that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a god or gods or the supernatural.

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For further information, contact David Miller, Secretary. Email: here
Mail: PO Box 1111, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.