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

The Howard Leage for Penal Reform

You know you’re having an effect when the government bans you from visiting privately run prisons for fear of what you’ll say...

Gathering Unheard Voices: Memory and Queer Identities in Post War Plymouth

Alan Butler, a PhD Researcher at Plymouth University, came to talk to us in February about the Plymouth LGBT Archive, of which he is co-ordinator. 

Book Club – Feb ‘15

A book about what happens to its protagonist after he dies, and how he meets people from his past, all dead themselves, in heaven may not seem good material for Humanists to discuss. 

From Jesus & Mo to Charlie Hebdo: Being a secularist in the face of the religious far-right

Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, freedom of speak and the right to offend have been the subject of much debate in recent weeks.  But battles over freedom of speech have not just been fought violently in the street of Paris in recent years.  British Universities have seen some significant, though fortunately non-violent, conflicts of their own in recent years.  

Plymouth Humanists defend freedom of speech

Ben, Plymouth Humanists Chair, was asked for some comments on freedom of speech for an article about the Plymouth Centre For Faiths and Cultural Diversity in the Herald.  He was able to make some very effective points about how important this freedom is, even if offense is sometimes caused.  You can find the piece here.