One of the great promises of religion is hope. So does giving up God mean we also have to Malikgive that up? This talk will look at the different answers to this question within secular thought: from the humanist progressives to the techno-utopians and the transhumanists it will consider whether, in the absence of a concerned deity, there are sources of secular hope, and what these might be.
Caspar Melville is the editor of New Humanist magazine and chief executive of the Rationalist Association. He holds a doctorate in media and communications from Goldsmiths College. His first book, Taking Offence, was published in 2009.