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

Talk to Plymouth Unitarians  

We rarely get asked to speak about Humanism, so we were pleased to receive an invitation from Plymouth’s Unitarian Church for a short talk as part of their November lunchtime reflective meeting.  Unitarianism is a very tolerant and open-minded approach to faith, and It was interesting to explore what humanists and Unitarians have in common, as well as our differences.

Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Humanist Out of Time

We were delighted in October to be able to provide a speaker for the 2017 Plymouth Literary Festival. John Webster, a committee member of Oxford Humanists, gave a talk entitled “Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Humanist Out of Time”.  

Child Online Safety or a Safeguarding Dystopia?

The risks posed by children’s use of social media has become a staple diet for some parts of the press.  But Is this a genuine concern, or just a moral panic? Professor Andy Phippen joined us in October to provide some perspective on the topic.

The Big Change in Religion and Belief

Jeremy Rodell, chair of SE London Humanists, came to speak to us for our first talk of the autumn.

September's Book Club - Pandaemonium

September’s book club discussed Christopher Brookmyre’s novel ‘Pandaemonium’ an investigation into the boundaries between science and religion, combined with a tribute to the golden age of slasher movies in the 80’s.  Christopher very generously give us a little of his time over Skype to discuss his inspiration for the book, and tell us about his hopes for having it turned into a movie.