In this blog you'll find details of our past events, as well as other information about what Plymouth Humanists get up to

What's a Social Enterprise?

Plymouth is a ‘Social Enterprise City’ and parts of it have some of the highest densities of these type of organisations in the country.  Yet the nature of Social Enterprises is not always clear to people.

Robin Ince - I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human

It was fantastic to have Robin Ince as a guest for our January talk.  As you’d expect, it was a very popular event.  Robin was mainly talking about his recent book “I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human”, but as you’d expect from his own unique brand of humour, the topics were wide ranging and Robin himself as entertaining as ever.

Spirituality without a soul: can Humanism contribute to spiritual development in schools?

The word ‘spiritually’ is one that often divides Humanists, but Jackie Watson, our November speaker, made a strong case for why we, at least sometimes, need to embrace it.

November '18 Book Club

Our book clubs continue to run regularly, meeting every two months.  For November we read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, which was a favourite of many of those came along for the discussion.  It’s great to see that these meetings are still so popular – next time we’re going to talk about Richard Dawkins’ ‘Unweaving the Rainbow’, which should appeal to many of our members.

Death Cafe

We held our first Death Café in the middle of November, something we have been thinking about for some time.  We were delighted to be able to run this as a joint event with Plymouth Unitarians, and took advantage of their Church Hall, which was the ideal venue (plus members of their congregation provided drinks and some excellent cakes!)  Both Humanist and Unitarian facilitators helped run the event, which was an open and accepting environment for all, regardless of their beliefs. Although the topic may seem a little morbid, the discussions were very positive, and we’ve had some great feedback from those present (there were almost 30 people there).  If you'd like to learn more about the Death Cafe movement, you can visit their website.

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