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Daylight Atheism United Kingdom Meetup

June 23, 2012, 3:08 PM
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So, I know I've got at least a few readers who live in the U.K. Any of you interested in an in-person meetup?

Later this summer, I'm going on a trip to England and Scotland. I'm arriving in London on Saturday, August 25. I plan to be there through that Tuesday, and then on Wednesday, August 29, I'm taking a train to Edinborough, where I'll be until Saturday, September 1, with a possible day trip to Glasgow. My schedule for while I'm there is fairly fluid so far, so if you're interested in coming out, leave a comment or send me an e-mail and let me know when you're free. And if there are any local watering holes that you'd recommend, I'm open to suggestions for those as well!

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