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

Humans and Evolution

Our June 2013 talk was from Dr Caitlin Kight, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Exeter, freelance science editor, blogger and writer, and the host of Wild Side, a science-themed radio show broadcast by Cornwall's 'The Source 96.1 FM'

June Conservation Walk

We collected a massive 40kg of rubbish during June’s conservation walk!  This included material from the strandline, but it all help keep the reserve looking a bit more like the unspoilt haven it should be.

Jo Hulin – Oxfam

Our May 2013 talk was by Joanna Hulin, Oxfam Community Fundraising Manager for Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.  As well as describing the important work Oxfam carries out all over the world, she also highlighted how urgent help was needed to cope with the effects of the Syrian civil war.

May Conservation Walk

Lugging around 23kg of assorted junk was an effort, but it was the astonishing display of Bluebells and Wild Garlic that really took our breath away.

Warleigh Point Bluebells

Quantum Mechanics

One of our own members, Dr Martin Lavelle, Associate Professor (Reader), School of Computing and Mathematics, gave us an introductory talk about quantum mechanics at our main meeting in April. He started by discussing both the personalities and discoveries that led to the formulation of the theories that describe the behaviour of matter at the quantum level, and then described, at a high level, what that behaviour looks like.  It was a fascinating talk that fully illustrated the weirdness of the quantum world.