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


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.

COVID-19 and future events

In light of recent events and the government's current advice, all our meetings are now on hold.  We'll still be active on our Facebook Group, though, and will be looking at holding some sort of online activities.

400 years on from the Mayflower: Secularism in Today's World.

We were pleased to be able to invite Andrew Copson, chief executive of Humanists UK and President of Humanists International, back to Plymouth for our February talk. Linking up to the Mayflower 400 commemorations being held in Plymouth this year, his topic was secularism and freedom of belief.