‘As an atheist I feel like a second class citizen’ Lorna Mumford: doctoral student, University College London

Lorna Mumford is presenting her research on nonreligious communities at the Leicester Speaks event, more details of the event can be found on the site and a programme is below:

Leicester Speaks Week
8-14th October, 2012
Contributions from Leicester Secular Society (LSS) and Leicester Sea of Faith (SoF)
For more information please contact allan-hayes@ntlworld.com, 0116 241 8747

In Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WB

Monday 8th October 7.30pm (LSS)
Why people of faith should embrace secularism not fear it
Terry Sanderson, President
National Secular Society (http://goo.gl/UECDe)

Tuesday 9
th October 7.30pm (LSS)
‘As an atheist I feel like a second class citizen’
Lorna Mumford: doctoral student, University College London
researching non-religious value systems and notions of “the good” (

Thursday 11th October 7.30pm
Multiculturalism ‘past its sell-by date’(http://goo.gl/7Mvf0)
Professor Ted Cantle CBE
The Cantle report into the northern riots of 2001 drew attention to the “segregated” communities living ‘parallel’ lives. His new book,
Interculturalism: The New Era of Cohesion and Diversity(http://goo.gl/i0zk), confronts the failures of multiculturalism and establishes a new concept for managing community relations in a world defined by globalization and super-diversity.

Friday 12th October 7.30pm(LSS)
Is the Welfare State an impossible Dream?
Stephen Lloyd: leading solicitor in charity law (http://goo.gl/uk32E) ;
Stephen made a forceful contribution to a recent St Paul’s Institute seminar (

Sunday 14th October 6.30pm for a 7pm start (LSS)
Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travellin’
Will Kaufman (http://goo.gl/F3mDC)
Tickets £8 guests / £6 members and concessions, from Mike 07722 782727

in Leicester Adult Education College 2 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6HL

Saturday 13th October 10.30am (LSS)
One Humanity – making a better future together
Dr Allan Hayes FRSA
(board member and past president, Leicester Secular Society; trustee, British Humanist Association; trustee, Sea of Faith Network; humanist representative on Leicester Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education; humanist on St Philips Religion and Belief Roadshow; life member, National Secular Society)

Saturday 13th October 2 pm (SoF)
The Church is for Sceptics too!
A conversation with audience participation between
Rev David Jennings (Rector of Burbage with Aston Flamville, Canon Theologian at Leicester Cathedral) and
Rev Tony Windross (Vicar of Hythe, Kent, author of ‘The Thoughtful Guide to Faith’ )
Recent writings: http://goo.gl/e9u77 and http://goo.gl/gD1Uq