Meetings 2017

Monthly Meetings 2017
(In the Fal Building of Truro College)

Also see our informal meetings at the Sonder Cafe, Truro.

If you wish, you can arrive at 7pm for an informal chat to other members of the group.

September 19th 2017    7.30pm   An open meeting to discuss ideas for the future direction of our group.

October 17th 2017   7.30pm  A talk by Mark Preedy about his recorded discussion with Andy Bannister at the Creation Fest on Wednesday 9th August at Wadebridge.

November 21st 2017   7.30pm  Annual General Meeting – Reports from the past year, 2017,  and Election of officers

December 2017    No Meeting

Past meetings

19 JANUARY 2016

Science and Religion

Lucy Whitelegg, an A Level Anthropology student, gave the group an overview of her field study into the relationship between science & religion.
followed by questions & discussion.

16 FEBRUARY 2016 Open Meeting

15 MARCH 2016 Cornish Songs – Shout Kernow Celebrating Cornwall’s pub songs

Hilary Coleman, a bard of the Cornish Gorseth for her services to Cornish music, and Cornish culture-lover, Sally Burley, have researched Cornish pub singing and written a book called ‘Shout Kernow’. They talked to us about their research, about the Cornish songs and their history. They illustrated their talk with  several songs, accompanied by about 23 Red River Singers.

19 APRIL 2016 Humanism in Schools

David Firth, CH member and Humanist representative on SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) led a discussion on the current approaches to religious education and how CH might support parents with concerns.

17 MAY 2016 Open Meeting

(Roger Letch’s discussion on the historical acceptance of radical ideas, has been moved to the August Meeting)

21 JUNE 2016 How ordinary people lived in Cornwall 250 years ago

Don Baird, CH Member will focus on the living conditions in Cornwall in the past with an emphasis on work in agriculture and their entertainments.

19 JULY 2016 Refugees Crisis and Compassion

A discussion will follow the showing of a video interview of Cornish teenager, Ruby Brookman Prins, who has spent time working with refugees on Lesbos.

16 AUGUST 2016 When will Jihadists be welcomed by a British Monarch?

Roger Letch, CH Member will lead a discussion on the historical acceptance of radical ideas.

20 SEPTEMBER 2016 Exploring the values and Ethics of Humanism

Maxwell Adams a long term CH Member with a specific interest in the philosophy of Humanism will lead this discussion.

18 OCTOBER 2016 Open Meeting – A chance for you to contribute a topic for discussion
(Don Jenkin will now lead a discussion on the philosophical issues around using nuclear weapons on January 17th 2017)

Pedyr Prior, our chairman, will collect written suggestions in his elegant hat, suggestions will then be chosen at random for discussion.
Members are invited to bring donations for the food bank in this Harvest Festival season.

15 NOVEMBER 2016 Annual General Meeting      Reports and Election of Officers 

Do come along and support your group, or join us!

DECEMBER 2016 NO MEETING

2017

17 January 2017  Pressing the Nuclear Button – A Problem for Philosophy?

Don Jenkin, former principal lecturer in Philosophy and Social Sciences at John Moores University will give a talk and lead a discussion.

February 21st   7.30pm  Matt Vernon talking about Wild food foraging

March 21st        7.30pm  Postponed to April due to bereavement

April 18th          7.30pm  A talk about Shelterbox by Tigger Pritchard

May 16th          7.30pm  A talk by Jonathan Creber of Truro Street Preachers

June 20th         7.30pm    A talk by Cornwall Humanist’s member Donard Baird  Plymouth and Cornwall in the early 1940s.

July 18th           7.30pm    A talk by Mohammad Abusara talking about Palestine. 

August 15th     7.30pm     A talk by Faith Stafford from Ubunto Counselling, who provide counselling services in the U.K., for people  whose first language is not English.