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

Child Online Safety or a Safeguarding Dystopia?

The risks posed by children’s use of social media has become a staple diet for some parts of the press.  But Is this a genuine concern, or just a moral panic? Professor Andy Phippen joined us in October to provide some perspective on the topic.

The Big Change in Religion and Belief

Jeremy Rodell, chair of SE London Humanists, came to speak to us for our first talk of the autumn.

September's Book Club - Pandaemonium

September’s book club discussed Christopher Brookmyre’s novel ‘Pandaemonium’ an investigation into the boundaries between science and religion, combined with a tribute to the golden age of slasher movies in the 80’s.  Christopher very generously give us a little of his time over Skype to discuss his inspiration for the book, and tell us about his hopes for having it turned into a movie.

June’s talk: How Secular Is Britain?

We’ve been a supporter of the National Secular Society almost since we started as a group, but we’ve never had a talk from them.  So, it was with great pleasure we welcomed Keith Porteous Wood, Executive Director of the NSS, as our guest speaker for June.

Early Summer activities

I’ve again been a bit lazy with the blogging, but our events continue.  We’ve had two enjoyable conservation walks at Warleigh Point, finding gratifyingly little litter to pick up. Unfortunately May’s talk had to be cancelled at the last minute, but we substituted a pleasant social evening instead. .June 4th saw a joint meeting in Liskeard with both Cornwall and Exeter Humanists.  There was some stimulating conversation, as well as a discussion about campaigns and activities we could co-operate on. 

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