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Ep 52: A new Catholic school for Peterborough



A new Catholic primary school is about to be constructed in Hampton Water, Peterborough, despite local opposition. It will be the first state-funded Catholic school in England for a decade.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/06/ep-52/


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Ep 51: Laïcité and free speech in France



Satire is “the oxygen of a democracy,” according to Caroline Fourest, writer, filmmaker, anti-extremist and former Charlie Hebdo journalist. She speaks to Emma Park in the latest episode of the NSS podcast.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/06/ep-51


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It’s not too late to fulfil George Holyoake’s secularist vision – Opinion Out Loud Ep 006



Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society’s opinion pieces in audio format.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2020/07/its-not-too-late-to-fulfil-george-holyoakes-secularist-vision

With secularist principles under siege across much of the world, it’s worth reconsidering the vision of the man who coined the term ‘secularism’ in the 19th century, says his biographer Ray Argyle.


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Ep 44: Post-Christian Britain and religion in schools



This episode is about the place of religion in Britain today, both in society in general and in schools in particular. Emma Park interviews Linda Woodhead MBE, professor of religion at Lancaster University.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/03/ep-44-post-christian-britain-and-religion-in-schools


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Christian nationalism is a key part of Trump’s legacy – Opinion Out Loud Ep 04



Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society’s opinion pieces in audio format.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/01/christian-nationalism-is-a-key-part-of-trumps-legacy

Alastair Lichten argues that understanding Christian nationalism is essential to understanding the presidency of Donald Trump and its consequences for the world.


Ep 43: Charles Bradlaugh – Atheist and Republican



One hundred and thirty years after he died, Professor David Nash and Bob Forder speak to Emma Park about the life and significance of Charles Bradlaugh – the first openly atheist MP, and the founder of the NSS.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/02/ep-43/


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Religious conversion isn’t a charitable endeavour – Opinion Out Loud Ep 03



Opinion Out Loud is a new series from the National Secular Society podcast. Each episode will bring you a member of the team reading one of our best recent opinion pieces. We’d love to hear your feedback. Details at the end.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/01/religious-conversion-isnt-a-charitable-endeavour


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Ep 42: Transforming education in Northern Ireland



Alastair Lichten is joined by Sam Fitzsimmons and Matthew Milliken discuss the range of challenges facing Northern Ireland’s divided education system and hopes for the future.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/01/ep-42