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

Book Club – the Young Atheists Handbook

We were very fortunate to have Alom Shaha, author of the Young Atheists Handbook, speak to us over Skype for 30 minutes at the start of November’s book club.  He answered a wide variety of questions, including telling us how well the book had been received in schools (the BHA provided a copy to every secondary school) and giving his thoughts on how he’d write it differently, now four years have passed since its publication.  A good discussion amongst the eight people who’d come along then followed, continuing until the B-Bar closed and we had to leave!

October's talk - Aliyah Saleem and Faith to Faithless


Aliyah Saleem was a skeptical child, once being told one by her Imam to stop asking questions and reading books. Despite being sent to Islamic schools and going through a period of being a devout muslim (when she prayed not the five times a day required, but six) she gradually lost her faith. It was Carl Sagan's famous ‘Pale blue dot’ image and words that finally snuffed out her belief in god.

Human Rights in a Time of Uncertainty

Our first meeting after our summer break was a timely talk about the current threats to human rights legislation from Chris Ramsey of Amnesty International, attracting around thirty people to the B-Bar to hear him. 

Summer Activities

I’ve been a little tardy with blog posts recently, but rest assured we’re as active as ever. 

Conservation Walk July '16

Ben, Tim and Joe were at Warleigh Point for July’s conservation walk.