Hot potatoes 2020: humanists speak their minds

Another annual Open Mike – Hot Potato evening, which has been such fun over the last few years. The idea is that anybody can speak about anything for 5 to 7 minutes (with or without PowerPoint). The only requirement is that the subject fascinates them and they have to fascinate us! If you’d like to give one of these short presentations, contact Simon Nightingale.

Here is a recording of some of last year’s presentations.

Engaging Issues in Church Stretton

DSCF1767-edited This is to draw your attention to a series of events in Church Stretton, which cover topics that may well be of interest to humanists. According to its description, there are forums, lectures, questions and discussion on faith and society issues. National speakers are often invited to lead the sessions about science, religion, culture and society.

Unfortunately this post appears too late to inform you of the talk on “Prisoners and Human Rights” by Peter Pack of Amnesty on 6 January, but the next talk is on Tuesday 20th January: “It’s democracy, Clem but not as we knew it”: Democratic participation and accountability in contemporary UK politics with Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg (University of Liverpool), who explores whether the UK has become more, or less, democratic since the 1940s. And ponders what the politicians of the immediate post-war period might make of modern British democracy.

Dr.Stuart Wilks-Heeg is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Liverpool. He took a lead role in the 2012 Democratic Audit of the UK.

7:30pm in the United Reformed Church building on the High Street, Church Stretton, SY6 6BY.

All are welcome, a contribution of £3 towards expenses is requested from those who attend. More detail on these events is available from David Howard, 01694 722904.

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