IHEU member organization Humanist Society Scotland will hold its annual conference in North Queensferry on 25 October 2008. The theme will be The impact of Humanism on Scotland in the 21st century.
1. RELIGIOUS APARTHEID IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS
The EIS may accept the RC Church’s veto on teachers but does the HSS?
Keir Bloomer, former official in the EIS and retired Direction of Education will outline a possible plan of action.
Schools need to provide alternatives to religious observance/instruction for pupils
Two parents will recount their experiences of following guidelines provided by the HSS and taking on their local education authority.
Our recently formed Bioethics committee will outline their work to date and plans for the future
4. OPEN FORUM
Suggestions for topics for discussion will be welcomed and should be forwarded to organiser before conference to ensure their inclusion.
THE QUEENSFERRY HOTEL
Modern Hotel set amid hillside gardens on the north shore of the Firth of Forth with panoramic views of the bridges.
Conference will run from 10am till 5pm with the added option of dinner, an evening of discussion and overnight accommodation
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES
All DAY (10am – 5pm inc lunch and breaks) £35
All DAY plus Dinner (10am – 5pm inc lunch and breaks and dinner) £59
Residential package (All DAY Plus Dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast) £139
Contact: Conference Organiser | Clare Marsh | 31 Beverley Road | Glasgow G43 2RW | 0141 633 1378
[email protected] | www.humanism-scotland.org.uk