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

October talk - Open Mic Night

For our main October event we had an ‘Open Mic Session’, where three of our committee gave short talks.  Jamie aimed big and discussed our place in the universe, and the possibility and nature of life on other planets.  Martin’s talk looked at the pros and cons of giving money directly to those in need and how basic universal income could work, while Tim gave an account of his experience as a Humanist school speaker.  The topics were interesting enough for some people in the B-Bar just for a meal to join in the post talk Q&A session!

Refugees and the work of aid groups

Our first talk after our normal summer break was an inspiring look at how passionate and motivated individuals can get together and help those in need. 

First Discussion Group Meeting

For some time a number of our members have been keen for us to start a discussion group, and in August we finally got around to organising one.  We held it at the Devonport Park Pavilions Café, which proved to be an ideal venue. Sixteen people took part and we discussed two topics  - ‘Assisted Dying’ and ‘How far should we embrace modern technology’.  Two hours shot past and we could easily have gone on longer. We hope to arrange another group meeting in the not too distant future.  Thanks go in particular to Priscilla and Rob for their support and for arranging the venue.

AGM 2018

We had another productive and successful AGM in June, held in Moments Cafe in the City Centre.  Martin has reached the end of his three year stint as Chair, for which he was thanked - the group has continued to grow under his leadership and the programme of events has been very successful.  Jessica Adams was elected as our new chair. We're all looking forward to working with Jessica over the coming months.


Medicines for pain and distress? How much is too much?

Our final talk before our summer break was from Professor Richard Byng who asked: “Medicines for pain and distress? How much is too much?”