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 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 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.
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.
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.