Author: Tim Purches

  • An opportunity for some activism

    An opportunity for some activism

    The government is again proposing to allow new faith schools, even though completely state funded, to select 100% of their pupils based on their parents’ religion (as if the current […]

  • March ’24 talk – West Country Voices

    March ’24 talk – West Country Voices

    We had a particularly well attended talk in March. West Country Voices editor in chief Anthea Simmons talked to us about why she and a small group of (largely) retired […]

  • January and February 2024 news

    January and February 2024 news

    We’re well into 2024 now, and we’ve already had some great events. Our January talk was a fascinating introduction to the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. Nick Helm, National Marine […]

  • December Talk – Andy’s Man Club

    December Talk – Andy’s Man Club

    We had a great talk from Andy’s Man Club in December (our slightly posponed November talk). They do some fantastic work helping men face up to their mental heath problems. […]

  • Interfaith Week 2023

    Interfaith Week 2023

    Last week was Interfaith Week, and some of our committee members took part in events to mark it, representing the non-religious in the city. Martin was on an Interfaith Panel […]

  • Bodmin to Lostwithiel Walk Oct ’23

    Bodmin to Lostwithiel Walk Oct ’23

    We had another very popular walk in October from Bodmin Parkway Station to Lostwithiel via the National Trust property at Lanhydrock. Fourteen people came along and were joined by three […]

  • New Web Site

    New Web Site

    We’ve got a new web site! We’ve been running on Joomla for many years, but the software has become outdated, so we decided to move to WordPress, by far the […]

  • First Light

    First Light

    Our first talk of the autumn was from Jack Hawkins of First Light, who spoke to us in September. First Light is a charity for anyone who has experienced domestic […]

  • Sunday 9th October: Social – Sunday Brunch

    Sunday 9th October: Social – Sunday Brunch

    Sunday 8th October: Social – Sunday Brunch Join us for Sunday Brunch at Boston Tea Party on Vauxhall Street in Plymouth City Centre. Stay as short or long as you […]

  • Thursday 28th September: Film – The Oil Machine

    Thursday 28th September: Film – The Oil Machine

    Thursday, 28 September 2023: Film – The Oil Machine ‘Oil has been an invisible machine at the core of our economy and society. It now faces an uncertain future as activists and investors […]