PROGRAMME BEFORE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Our speaker meetings and discussions (unless otherwise stated) are held at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ. This is a central location, near the Theatre Severn. It has wheelchair access and a hearing loop. Frankwell car park is just outside, and the venue is about 5-10 minutes walk from the station.
Meetings normally start at 7.30 pm. You are very welcome to come for tea and coffee from 7 pm to meet and chat with other members and guests. A voluntary donation is requested towards room hire and refreshments.
Shrewsbury has events marking Charles Darwin’s birthday in February. We do not have a speaker meeting that month.
July (a weekend walk and lunch) and December (a meal) are the main social events. We are now arranging other social activities throughout the year: not all are listed here as they are for members, their families and registered contacts, so please contact us to join our email list. Activities include special interest groups, Sunday breakfast, themed walks, a ‘virtual library’ and occasional public presentations around Shropshire.
PROGRAMME AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC
(updated 1st January 2021)
Watch a HOT POTOTO event from January 2019
Click HERE for Zoom link
Interested in talking – email Simon Nightingale
For more information email organisers
To book your free place and receive Zoom link, contact Mark Taylor
Thursday 16th July 2020:
Hot Potato – Open Mike. Online Meeting, 7.30 pm start.
These meetings have been such fun over the last few years.
Anyone can talk for 5 minutes (exceptionally 10 minutes) on any subject somewhat related to humanism or just something that’s important to you.
So if something interests or fascinates you – then you have a chance of interesting and fascinating us! If you would like to give a brief talk (with or without photos or PowerPoint), let Simon Nightingale know firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 20th August 2020:
Alex Crumbie is a journalist with Ethical Consumer, a not-for-profit UK magazine and website which publishes information on the social, ethical and environmental behaviour of companies and issues around trade justice and ethical consumption. The ethical consumer ideal implies that individual consumers can have a significant role, through their daily purchasing decisions, in promoting ethical corporate practices. … “Products that make sure that all the stakeholders in the value chain are treated fairly constitute whether a product is considered ethical.”
Thursday 17th September 2020:
Dr Simon Jenkins of the Philosophy Department at Warwick University will talk about Effective Altruism which is all about changing the way we do good.
Effective altruism asks one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just doing what feels right, we can use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on. But it’s no use answering the question unless you act on it. Effective altruism is about following through. It’s about being generous with your time and your money to do the most good you can.
Thursday 15th October 2020:
Membership is £12 for the year. If you join part way through the year there is a discount. You may attend 3 meetings free, but after that we request that you join. In 2021 the membership fee is reduced to £6.
For more information please contact our Secretary at email@example.com.