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

Online Events

You won't be surprised to hear that we will be continuing to hold events online for the foreseeable future.  There are a number of talks lined up, and Coffee Mornings and Book clubs will also carry on.  Keep an eye on the events tab or our Facebook Group and page for more details, as they become available.

Ethical Culture

James Croft, the Leader of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, joined us in June over Zoom to talk about the history and modern relevance of the Ethical Culture movement, and how this unique religious and philosophical movement shaped the history of organized Humanism in the UK. James is an excellent speaker and the subject is fascinating, but you don't have to take our word for that - the talk is available to view on our YouTube Channel here


Persecution of Humanists in Nigeria - Dr Leo Igwe on the case of Mubarak Bala

Our second online talk of 2020 was a much more international affair. Dr Leo Igwe spoke to us at the beginning of June from Nigeria about the persecution of Humanists in his country, and in particular about the case of Mubarak Bala, president of the Nigerian Humanist Association, arrested over allegations that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad on social media.   


The fascinating world of fish and why we should care about them

Our first online talk was from The Humane League UK, who spoke to us in May on the subject of fish sentience and welfare. 

Online Events

We’re now getting into our stride with online events using Zoom. So far, we’ve held a book club and two coffee mornings this way. We’ve seeing some unexpected benefits too – people don’t need to be Plymouth based to join in. During our last coffee morning, which 15 of us attended, we had people from as far afield as the South of France!

We plan to continue running events online, and expand the range of different types, including talks and discussion groups. Keep an eye on our Facebook group and page, as well as this website to see what’s coming up.