Think Week 2014
What is Think Week?
Think Week is an annual week of high profile free public events organised by local societies in Oxford, running in late February. Our events cover philosophy, poltics, science and public performance. We welcome different points of view and entirely avoid base questions like 'does God exist'.

Think Week is organised by the student group Oxford Atheists, Secularists and Humanists (OxASH), Brookes Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (BrookesASH), Oxford Humanists, the Sea of Faith in Oxford and Oxford Skeptics in the Pub. We are proud to welcome Oxford residents, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes students to our events.
KEY SPEAKERS
A. C. Grayling is the Master of the New College of the Humanities and until 2011 was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London. He has written over 30 books in several areas of philosophy including ‘Against All Gods’, ‘The Good Book’ and ‘The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life’. He is well known for the view that philosophy should play a useful role in contemporary society and is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.
English comedian, Natalie Haynes has performed several live shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and across the country. Natalie studied Classics at Cambridge University and developed a keen interest in Ancient history, and is the author of ‘The Ancient Guide to Modern Life’, published in 2010.
Gregory Currie is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of York and works extensively on the philosophy of mind, language and art.
Stephen Law is an English philosopher and senior lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London. He also edits the philosophical journal Think, which is published by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and aimed at the general public.
KEY EVENTS
SKEPTICS IN THE PUB
Skeptics in the Pub are a group of like-minded people who meet in a pub once a month to drink and talk skepticism and rationality. The organizers often provide fantastic speakers who cover topics from medicine to religion.
CAMPQUEST
Camp Quest UK is a summer camp for free-thinking kids! They provide a community where young people can challenge each other and have fun with workshops in science and philosophy and a range of outdoor activities.
SATURDAY SYMPOSIUM
After last year’s great success Think Week continue to organize a Saturday Symposium – a whole day full thought provoking events, interlaced with poetry and readings – accompanied by a tea, coffee and a lunch buffet!
SUNDAY ASSEMBLY
Sunday Assembly Oxford is a godless congregation that is an exuberant celebration of life. People attend to sing great songs, hear inspiring talks, listen to interesting readings and, everyone’s favorite, have a cup of tea and slice of cake at the end.
SPONSORS
The RDFRSUK is a non-profit organization founded by Richard Dawkins in 2006. It's mission is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.
CONTACT US
(questions go to contact@thinkweek.co.uk)