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AHS Convention 2013 – Talks In Full

Here are some of the talks in full from the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies annual convention – held on 2nd March 2013 at Conway Hall in London.

Andrew Copson


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Jim Al-Khalili
In his first speech as new President of the British Humanist Association.


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Natalie Haynes


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Polly Toynbee


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Episode 172 – 1st February 2013

Liz Lutgendorff presents this week’s show as James is under the weather. We look at research into dinosaur cannibalism, the big fight in academia over open access, why the RI perhaps isn’t worth preserving after all, and how creationists are taking over American classrooms. Also do we finally have elections for the House of Lords? And how the Brazilian nightclub fire could have been less deadly with some extra health and safety rules.



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Cannibalism in Giant Tyrannosaurs (2:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Dave Hone)
Open Access and Academé Luddites (12:12) by Rich Godbehere
What’s the point in the RI? (20:44) By Dr*T
Elections to the Lords at last! (29:00) by Cory Hazlehurst
Health & Safety (36:34) by Claire Benson
Texas Freedom Network (43:36) by Salim Fadhley (ft Dan Quinn)
Tragedy Actor Conspiracies (52:20) by Tom Hodden
AHS and Thinkweek Plug (57:10) by Liz Lutgendorff and James O’Malley (ft Jess Vautier and David Shorthouse)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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AHScon 2012: Richard Norman and David Allen Green

The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies – or (mercifully) AHS for short – held their annual convention on Saturday 17th March. We’ve got a couple of podcasts from the event.

In this first podcast, philosopher Richard Norman gave a fascinating critique of Alain de Botton’s latest book, Religion for Atheists.

And in this second podcast, lawyer David Allen Green spoke about the role of religion in the legal system – and why it should become more secular.

AHS Convention 2011 – Two Podcasts ft Johann Hari, AC Grayling and more!

Saturday 12th March was the AHS National Convention 2011. We were there recording the whole thing and so present to you two podcasts of some of the people who spoke at the convention.

Part 1 features Lord Warner, NSS Vice Pres Gerard Phillips and BHA Chief Exec Andrew Copson

Part 2 features Independent columnist Johann Hari and Philosopher AC Grayling

You can listen to them in the players above or by subscribing to the Pod Delusion Extra feed in your podcast client.

(We may also have audio from one more speaker, pending clearance of the rights to broadcast)