Political Activism and the Women's Equality Party

At a time when progress towards a more tolerant and open world seems to have gone into reverse, Bea Gare of the women's equality party in Exeter came to talk to us the importance of continuing to fight for justice and equality.

What does the future hold for Devon’s Natural Environment?

With the implications of the UK leaving the EU much on everyone’s mind, Harry Barton, Chief Executive of Devon Wildlife Trust, came to talk to us in February about the future of Devon’s natural environment outside of Europe.   

Conservation walk and Darwin Day meal '17

We started off February with two events.

Andrew Copson - What is Humanism

Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) spoke to us in January.  Andrew is an enormously effective advocate for Humanist, regularly appearing in the media, and his talk was as entertaining and informative as you’d expect.

Looking forward to 2017

2016 ended with an enjoyable social evening in the Fortescue’s cellar bar. A tasty buffet was provided, largely by Martin and Uschi’s efforts.  It was great to be able spend some time chatting to local Humanists.

2017’s first meeting was a book club to discuss Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go. It’s a poignant and moving story, but only one of us could see what Ishiguro’s aim was in writing the book! The rest of us were surprised that the Sci-Fi element of the book was just a convenient handle on which to hang a story about love, friendship and mortality.  Still we all enjoyed the book and had a good evening discussing it.

We’re now all looking forward to the events planned for the rest of the year, starting with Andrew Copson’s talk at the end of January.