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Basingstoke Humanists

Basingstoke Humanists Group are a friendly and outgoing group of Humanists covering North Hampshire and Berkshire based in Basingstoke. Humanism is a positive life stance centred on people. We are atheists and agnostics who share a non-religious ethical outlook and seek to create a more open, just and caring society.

British Science Association Reading

The British Science Association runs monthly Cafe Scientifique events in Reading and sponsors the Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique. As well as the popular Reading Café Scientifique series, the Reading Branch also organises other events throughout the year. Each year the branch co-ordinates the programme for Reading Science Week which is part of British Science Week and runs in March.

Ethic Collective

Ethic Collective was set up in response to a growing desire for sustainable, ethical, and vegan product choices and lifestyles. It has a vision is to create a hub in Reading, where people can buy a wide range of products and services, not easily accessible in other retail outlets. Currently it is organising monthly vegan markets, where organic, vegan food and products will be available. It embraces and supports local, independent, ethical businesses and invites them be part of its hub.

Ethical Reading

Ethical Reading exists to help organisations in Reading and their teams do the right thing by each other, the wider community and the environment, and to thrive in the process. It’s all about supporting people to take a compassionate, respectful and responsible approach when making decisions at every level, from the board room to everyday interactions.


Launchpad is a charity that helps some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around and fulfil their potential. Based in bright premises in central Reading, it provides accommodation, support and education to people in the town who need help.

Missing Maps

Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Look out for Missing Maps Mapathons, which are held in Reading on a regular basis.


No5 has been supporting children and young people in Reading and the surrounding area since 1971. It is a community-based organisation with all counselling sessions provided by fully trained volunteer counsellors. There are currently 28 counsellors offering over 80 sessions, five days a week. Volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds but all share a commitment to supporting children and young people.

Philosophy in Pubs

Where people come together in community venues... and share ideas about life's big questions... in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Reading Fringe

The Reading Fringe Festival is an award winning festival, started in 2013 by a marketeer, a producer and a writer. The Reading Fringe aims to support local emerging artists, provide an affordable platform for artists traveling up to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe and to welcome exciting, vibrant acts to the town from all of the world.

Reading Pride

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since the first Festival attendance has grown steadily year on year with up to 15,000 people visiting the event thoughout the day as well as up to 1500+ participating in the Parade.

Reading Soup

Reading Soup is a grassroots, community fundraising organisation, and supports community projects in the Reading area. Inspired by the original Detroit SOUP, it is run by a committee of five volunteers and holds fundraising dinners in Reading every other month.

The Free Radicals

The Free Radicals are a troupe of improvised comedy players based in Reading, UK. Coming to Sunday Assembly Reading in January 2019

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