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.
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.
Wellbeing – why it matters and what we can do about it
Wellbeing is an important subject, but one that too often gets lost the bustle of day to day life. Roger Higman, director of Totnes based Network of Wellbeing, talked to us in November about why wellbeing matters and what we can do to improve it.